Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

book harry potter cursed childThis script, based on a story written by J.K.Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, is perfect for any Harry Potter fan. I was a little uncertain about reading it in script form, but once you get going, you soon forget that it’s not a novel. The plot moves very quickly at first, spanning a number of years, as Harry and Ginny’s three children grow up, but then things take a turn for the dramatic, and that’s when it gets really interesting.   

Albus Potter, Harry’s middle child, is a bit of a loser and a disappointment to his parents. Making friends with a fellow loner, he and Scorpius (son of Draco Malfoy) begin to branch out on an adventure of their own. Little do they know that literally everything is at stake.

I don’t want to give too much away, but the plot is brilliant, frustrating and full of surprises. With rumours circulating that Voldemort had a child, and Harry’s scar beginning to hurt again, it seems that the world of magic must face up to the possibility of evil returning…

I did wonder how on earth they would show this on stage, with moving staircases, speeding trains, transfiguration, talking portraits and, of course, plenty of spells… but I am sure that it will make for an incredible, and magical performance.

If you haven’t read the Harry Potter books or watched the films, then this is probably not a book for you. But if you have, this is a delectable feast. The tension builds, emotions run high (I used up a lot of tissues) and the finish is as dramatic and nerve tingling as ever. More please!

3 thoughts on “Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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  2. I read the first HP book and begrudgingly managed to finish it despite the grammatical errors and obvious lack of skills on behalf of the editor. Will pass on this! And the last two films were amongst the most boring I’ve ever sat through.

    • If you don’t like Harry Potter then no, it’s probably not a good idea to read this. I loved HP, despite it taking me a while to get into the first book (I found the Dursleys a bit dull). Now I’m a fan of all things Harry Potter!

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