Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Put on your robes, fasten your house tie (Hey to all my Ravenclaws!), and grab a few pumpkin pasties. We're going back to Hogwarts and it's about time. When we last left Harry, Ron, and Hermione they were dropping their children off at Platform 9 3/4 and, "All was well." Unfortunately for Harry and the gang, that wasn't the case for very long.

In this new story from J.K. Rowling writing with playwrights John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, Potter fans get to go back to the wizarding world. Our favorite trio is all grown up with families of their own, important positions in the Ministry of Magic, and newfound adult aches and pains. It's their children's generation who now take center stage. Quite literally, as this new story is a play. The show is currently running in London and will, hopefully, one day come to the US. Until then, we muggles can read the script. 

The Cursed Child is a much different story than the original Harry Potter novels, but with all the charm we've come to expect. Reading a script, for those who have never attempted, isn't all that different from reading a novel. It's more condensed since you're watching the action unfold rather than reading long descriptions, but readers will still find themselves immersed in the story Rowling is telling. It's a story of parent child relationships, friendship, redemption, and what it means to be the son of THE Harry Potter. This muggle was happy to check in on old friends and excited to find new favorite characters (I'm looking at you Scorpius Malfoy).

The holds list is long, but worth the wait. Maybe pick up the original novels on audiobook while you're waiting. Trust me, it's like experiencing the story again for the first time. The narrator, Jim Dale, is that good. And, for those of you who've already experienced The Cursed Child, make sure to stop by The Ground Floor and talk to me about it! I have some FEELINGS that cannot adequately be expressed right now. Because spoilers. Happy Reading!

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" reviewed by Elise Erwin on June 1, 2018

Your Age: 
10
Book Title: 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: 
J.K. Rowling
Why did you decide to read this book? Did a friend suggest it? Did it have an interesting cover?: 
Well it was is the latest book in the series so I decided to read it
What is the story about?/What happened in the story?: 
It’s about Albus Potter time traveling
Who is your favorite character in the story? Why?: 
My favorite character is Hermione because she is a great female leader
Why did you like this story? or Why did you not like this story?: 
I liked this story because it was like all the Harry Potter books, amazing
Other thoughts or feelings about this story? Anything else to add?: 
No
Rate Your Read: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)