Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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

In all the years of writing on this blog, in all the books I've read, and the multiple times I've read the Harry Potter Series, I have never written a review of one of the books. Although I did write an odd blog post on butterbeer cupcakes I made once.  I am not exactly sure where to start with this review.

I think the first thing I need to write is that I have been a huge huge huge fan of Harry Potter, the books, the movies etc.  I am the household champion of Harry Potter Scene it, my ringtone on my phone is the theme from Harry Potter and I have read the books and seen the movies so many times, but can never get enough of them.  So to say I was excited about this new book was an understatement.

I was away this weekend and didn't get to pick it up until last night.  When a teenage I was with this weekend mentioned it was a script I wasn't not impressed, however,  I started it last night about 8:30 and read until midnight to finish it.  IT WAS THAT GOOD!  I was a bit skeptical about reading a script, and was worried I would miss J.K. Rowling's hand in the writing of these books.  Once I got into the book, I didn't even notice the script style, although I do admit, I missed all the details that are usually found in her stories.  But the plot was just as exciting as you would expect.

This story starts out when Harry is 37 and his middle child Albus is heading off to Hogwarts.  Albus and Harry are struggling with their relationship and neither one of them knows how to fix the strain that is there.  When he goes off to school, he become an unlikely friend of Scorpius- Draco Malfoy's son.  This causes tension between Albus, his friends and his cousins (Ron and Hermione's children)
As the book progresses, Albus and Scorpius find themselves having adventures just like Harry, Ron and Hermione did when they were at school, with similar results.

What I loved about this book, besides the continuation of a story I love, is the jumps between past events- the Tri-wizard tournament plays a big role in this book.  I love reading a different version of that story. Getting a glimpse of Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny all grown up is also a thrill.

It was a quick read that is for sure, but well worth it.  I know other Potter fans will love it as much as I do.  I'd love to read what others thought of it.  Leave me a comment below!

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