Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling

Hey Guys – hope you are having a nice week-end!
Finally. I finally got hold of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to read it this year. From the time it came out up to now every copy the library had (and they have quite a bunch) was constantly borrowed.
Well, recently I got really lucky! πŸ˜€


The Plot:
Quite some time has passed since we last left Hogwarts. By now Harry’s and Ginny’s second son Albus Severus first heads for King’s Cross Station. Soon he makes a very unlikely friend: Scorpius – Draco Malfoy’s son.
However, after Albus overhears a conversation between his father and Amos Diggory, an idea start to grow in his head. Many people did for his father but maybe Cedric Diggory could be saved.
As we know, meddling with time travel never does any good…


The Rating:
I have to admit, I read Harry Potter for the first time last summer. But I was hooked from page 1. JK Rowling created such an impressive and magical world, her stories touch you. So, The Cursed Child has quite big shoes to step into. Before I had a chance to read the book, there was plenty of time to check out reviews. There are some very mixed feelings out there, from loved it to super awful – the whole spectrum is covered. So I was even more excited (and a little nervous) about this one!
First of all, let me explain something: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is intended to be a play, therefore the “book” is not what you would traditionally imagine it be. It is simply the script for the play, containing nothing but a few stage directions and dialogue.
If reading that kind of stuff is not something you are used to, it can be pretty hard to get into as it is very different from a regular book. That might be a reason some people disliked the “book”.
Apart from that, I have to say that JK Rowling created an interesting story that’s both heart-warming and heart-breaking. It’s hell of a ride through time with some unexpected plot twists. Of course we also meet some old friends. You know, I immediately thought Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would make for an amazing film but then my heart to broke over the fact that Alan Rickman isn’t there to play Snape :’-(

So, I don’t want toΒ  add any spoilers, therefore this review is a little short.
There is one thing you should bear in mind with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: It’s not a regular book, it’s a script to a play. If you get yourself acquainted with that kind of style, I am certain you will love it!

Did you read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Maybe even saw the play? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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