Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book

harry potter and the cursed child book

when I got the chance to read the eighth part of the famous Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it was a mix of excitement and a bit of nervousness.

J.K. Rowling’s magical world is like a magnet for readers, and it’s been that way for a long time. It’s not easy to add something new to such a beloved story. This time, two people, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, helped write it as a play script. They’re saying it will bring more magic for fans all over the world. So, I went into it with both excitement and a bit of worry, wondering how it would measure up to the high standards set by the earlier books.

The Cursed Child story happens nineteen years after the big fight at Hogwarts. Harry, who used to be a student there, is now working for the Ministry of Magic, and he’s a dad to three kids. The youngest one, Albus, is the main character this time. The story is about how it’s tough for Albus to live with everyone knowing his dad as the “Boy Who Lived” because of all the heroic stuff Harry did.

Even though we see some familiar characters from the old stories, there are also new people in this one. These new characters bring in different ways of looking at the magical world, giving us a fresh take on things.

In the old Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling used lots of words to paint a vivid picture of everything. In this play script, there’s less of that detailed storytelling, which might make some readers miss feeling completely wrapped up in the story. But even though the descriptions are not as detailed, the directions for the actors and what the characters say still manage to capture the feeling of who they are and the places they’re in. So, it’s a bit different, but it still works in its own way.

In The Cursed Child, the story gets really crazy with time travel and different versions of reality. It’s like a rollercoaster that makes you think about what happens because of things that were done in the past. But, you see, the way time travel is handled can be a bit tricky, especially for big fans of Harry Potter.

Some people might find the twists and turns in the story a bit too complicated. They might even say it feels more like a fan-made story than a natural part of what J.K. Rowling originally planned for the wizarding world. It’s like the story takes unexpected routes, and for some, it might feel a bit different from what they’re used to in the magical world of Harry Potter.

The way characters change in The Cursed Child is a bit of a mix. The main trio, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, still have that special something that people love. But, there’s a catch – some characters act in ways that might surprise you. It’s like they’re not quite the same as you remember them, and that might make some readers scratch their heads.

But here’s the twist – two new characters, Albus (who is Harry’s son) and Scorpius (Draco Malfoy’s son), really steal the show. They are so interesting and feel like real, full-fledged characters. They bring something fresh and exciting to the story, making you want to know more about them. It’s like they add a new spark to the play.

Even though The Cursed Child isn’t perfect, it does manage to bring back the magical feeling of the wizarding world. It’s like taking a trip down memory lane for fans who really miss Hogwarts, the strong friendships, and dealing with things from the past.

But, and here’s the important part, you have to be ready for something different. This is not a regular book – it’s a script for a play. So, if you go into it with an open mind, understanding it’s not like the usual novels, you might find some enjoyment in the magical journey it takes you on.

I think Harry Potter and the Cursed Child brings both happy and not-so-happy feelings. It might not be as amazingly written as the first books, but it does let us go back to the magical world we love. Some people might think it’s a great addition to the story, while others might be a bit critical. Even with its ups and downs, the magic of Hogwarts sticks with you, making a lasting mark.

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