Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Review 

Well, the time has finally come. The return of Harry Potter has happened and I couldn’t have been more excited if I tried. First off, if you were one of the smart ones who went to the midnight madness at your local bookstore, you are one smart person! That alone had me nearly peeing my pants with excitement (nearly, don’t worry, I kept it together). 

Ok ok, now on to the book, the real reason your here: 

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.

So what did I think? Well obviously I loved it. I was a bit worried about reading a play not a book, and in all honestly I wish it had been a full book instead, but give the history of all the Harry Potter novels I could see each scene, location, and person in my mind that I didn’t actually mind it. And I enjoy dialogue as much as the next person so it was fun to read. 

My only gripe (mild spoiler) is that, at times, Harry kinda seemed like a jerk! He wasn’t the kind hearted boy we remember, and they do allude to that a bit so that’s good at least. But I’d have like to see him a bit nicer at times and with a bit more understanding considering all the things he got into as a kid!! 

But, none the less, if you are a true Potterhead then I think you will enjoy it for what it is, and it will get you excited for everything Harry Potter! 

5 stars! 

Until next time…

AJ Eversley 


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