Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I got it, read it and loved it!
To be able to disappear into a new story set in the world of Harry Potter was something I’ve been waiting for since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. To finally be able to is a dream come true.
So about the book, this was my first time reading a script and it took me a few scenes to get into the style. Thankfully pictures of the actors from the play have been everywhere, so you got their looks and bits and pieces of their personality from the there. The well written dialogue also made it easy to get the characters right. However, I do think you should’ve read the Harry Potter books before reading this one. Some characters that appear are not in the movies.
But the story, it wasn’t at all what I expected. It had twists and turns, big and small moments. And I have to say I love how it shows (mild spoiler, CLICK HERE to read it on Goodreads).
During the last two weeks I’ve done everything in my power not to read any spoilers, and I’ve been dying to join the conversation and dissection of this book. Now I finally can! But I have to say that the real reason for me not getting spoiled is Potterheads all over the world keeping the secret. Thank you so much!
I have to get tickets for the play!
If you have already read this book and want to read an amazing discussion, visit Songs Wrote My Story. She wrote a post about all the good
and less good parts in the book.
“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.”