Monday, September 5, 2016

Review Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Curse Child and to say it was good would be a disservice to this book. The story reads along the lines of a play, but it doesn't take away from Rowling's magic. You'll find out what all of your favorite characters are doing and how their lives have changed since the last part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (which was my second favorite Potter book next to the Half Blood Prince.)

It picks up in the train station nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts all of your favorite characters are standing on Platform 9 3/4 ready to send their children off to school. Harry is sending his son Albus while Malfoy is sending his only child Scorpius. Of course, Ron and Hermoine are there too sending their daughter off to Hogwarts. Albus is concerned what house he will be sorted into and Harry reminds him that the sorting hat takes his wish into consideration like it did before when Harry went to Hogwarts. I'm not telling you what house he's sorted into though, that would kill the story for you right there.

Longer on in the story, we discover there's a new Minister of Magic as well as a new Head of Magical Law Enforcement. All of these characters both new and old come together to help Albus and Scorpius in their latest adventure.

We also meet a new character Delphini Diggory who is the alleged niece of Amos Diggory...who is she? What does she want with Albus and Scorpius?

All in all this book is amazing if you keep in mind this is the script of a play. Again it does not take away from the wonderful wizarding magic in the Potterverse. With excitement and danger around every turn and a little comedy from Ron we wind our way on a magical adventure through which we learn a lot about the characters and a lot about ourselves. All in all this is a wonderful read for anyone who loves Harry Potter.


Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne,Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."

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