BOOK REVIEW | Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

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Title:
 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two)

Author: J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

Genre: Fantasy

Published: 31st July 2016

Format: Hardback

Rating:  star (1)star (1)star (1)star (1)star (1)

 

 

“The world changes and we change with it. I am better off in this world. But the world is not better. And I don’t want that.”

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This book held so much power. It had the power to either re-ignite the Harry Potter love, make us all fall in love with the world again, and overwhelm us with emotion. But it also had the power to completely underwhelm us, with an add-on that was just not up to the standards we now have for anything Harry Potter. Thankfully, this book ran straight down the first scenario for me, and now I want to re-read all of the books, re-watch all of the movies, get all of my HP merch out, drink butter-beer, cry about not getting my Hogwarts letter yet…(it’s coming, okay!!).

I was a little apprehensive as this is a script, and although I usually enjoy reading plays, they never quite have the same depth to them as a novel. I was concerned that the absence of Rowling’s brilliant descriptions would make this a much less enjoyable read. But it may as well have been a novel for how vividly I pictured the settings and characters and the unfolding of the story. The stage directions literally make this book like reading a film, and completely engrossed me.

Albus and Scorpius as characters were thoroughly wonderful to read, and definitely almost nearly brought tears to my eyes a few times! And, of course, re-visiting all of our favourites: Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny etc. was THE BEST!

I also thought the plot of this story was very clever, as well as a much needed wrap up to understand just how the world everyone fought for in the seven books actually affected the characters, as well as how much the characters themselves affected the world.

Of course, watching the play first-hand would have been the most amazing thing, but for all of us unable to see it, this is seriously the next best thing, and there was no way it could gain any less than 5 wonderful stars!

 

 

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4 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW | Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

  1. I love it as well. My fav character has to be Scorpius. I just love his personality so much and I was impress on how they brought out albus as a character. 🙂

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