Book Reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling

Harry_Potter_and_the_Cursed_Child_Special_Rehearsal_Edition_Book_CoverWho else was SUPER EXCITED for another Harry Potter book?! I was!! Me! Over here!! I ordered the book on Amazon Prime Now the night before the release, and it got delivered to me at the 2:00am on the release date! I wish I could have read it right then and there, but I was getting ready for my mother’s quilt show. Instead I read it at work on that Monday, and finished the whole thing in a day!
If you read the epilogue on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows then you know how our favorite three characters end up after their epic adventures at “Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”. They have defeated Lord Voldemort at every turn, and now have started their next adventure, the adventure of parenthood. Harry Potter has married Ginny Weasley and Ron Weasley has married Hermoine Granger, and they each have children of their own ready to make their own mark on Hogwarts. This particular story follows Harry and Ginny’s child, Albus Severus Potter. Albus is the most unlike Harry, and he knows it. He is constantly feeling the pressure of being the son of “The Boy Who Lived” and worries that he will never amount to anything like his father. His first concern being which house will he be sorted in to when he arrives at Hogwarts, Gryffindor or Slytherin. Albus feels like his dad is not sharing something with him and sets out to find what is. The only problem is what is has the ability to alter the world as we know it.
I love Harry Potter books, I’ve loved everyone and will continue to love them no matter what. This book is from the play that was on production in London. Obviously the rest of the world was jealous that London was getting more Harry Potter than the rest of us. Due it being from a play it is written just like a play. With line reads, and staging. I still loved reading it, it was like the Shakespeare of magic. The only thing that was confusing to me, which was really a personal problem, were some of the names. Each time I heard Albus, Severus, or something else I imagined the original character in the book and it just confused me a little bit until I got it straight. If you’re a Potter fan get the book!! If you’re just starting out in the WIzarding world, read them from the beginning because there are a lot of references to past books. Until next time,
Keep turning the pages
90s Born Reader

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