Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne is the eighth story of the Harry Potter series. This story, unlike the rest, is written in script form because it is originally a play. The play premiered July 30, 2016 in London, and the script/book form was released July 31, 2016.


The story starts out with Harry Potter, now 37 years old, standing at King’s Cross with Ginny, James, Albus, and Lily Potter. It has been nineteen years since the Battle of Hogwarts, and Harry is trying to balance being an employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father. The school year is just about to begin, and Albus is going to be a first year at Hogwarts. Albus is worried about living up to his father’s legacy, so when his first year doesn’t go as great as he hoped it would, everything seems to go downhill. Harry worries about his son, but whenever he tries to reach out to him he seems to make it worse. Worst of all, Harry’s scar begins to hurt for the first time in nineteen years, which can only mean one thing: Darkness is coming again.


When I first heard this book was coming out I was super excited. I love Harry Potter and love reading articles from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore about the wizarding world. When I found out this was a script and not an actual book I was a little disappointed, but soon got over it when I learned this new story would pick up right where the last book left off. I liked this book a lot, but it did get confusing at some parts because it was hard to tell who was talking. Also, there weren’t as detailed descriptions like the other seven books had because it was written in a different way. However, I would still recommend this book to any huge Potter fan.


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