Review of harry potter and the cursed child book

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review of harry potter and the cursed child book

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling

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Harry Potter & The Cursed Child - Review

I can remember my father reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to me when I was maybe eight or nine—way back when it was still a new release and before what we now know as "Pottermania" had taken hold. I was immediately drawn into the story's fascinating world, and little time passed before I had been made into a lifelong fan. I devoured every new novel in the series as it came out and attended my local movie theater to see every film adaptation.

After Reading The "Harry Potter" Series 20 Times, Here's Why I'll Never Touch "Cursed Child" Again

From a nineteen year old captivated by Stephen Fry's complete reading of Philosopher's Stone on New Year's Day of , to a Potter obsessed undergraduate making a wand out of a twig and shoe polish for a Harry Potter party, to a slightly more jaded post grad getting together with an old friend to finish the series with a spectacular 24 hour reading and a slight sense of melancholy in , I can't deny Harry Potter has had a huge effect on my life as an adult. To add a new chapter to that story, reading through the script of Cursed Child with my new and absolutely wonderful wife seems extremely apt, as does writing this review. Cursed Child begins with that famous scene from the epilogue of Deathly Hallows with Harry, Ron, Hermione and indeed Draco Malfoy seeing their children onto the Hogwarts express. The story follows an unlikely friendship between Harry's middle son Albus Severus, and Draco Malfoy's son Scorpius, meeting on the train to Hogwarts in a scene that consciously mirror's Harry's first meeting with Ron and Hermione. One major thing which this story gets spot on and which I recognized instantly is the instant complexity and realism of its characters. Albus is the slightly overlooked middle child of a famous father, while Scorpius has to live with not only a father who is an ex-deatheater, but the suspicion of being thought the son of Lord Voldemort. The comradeship between two outcasts, and two boys who plainly find Hogwarts anything but the magical haven we're used to is one of the most lovely parts of the story, indeed I was a little sorry that the story quickly skips from Albus' first to his fourth year, and we see very few of his fellow students particularly since it might have given us a chance to see some other aspects of Hogwarts not noticeable in the books.

Those were the three words that ended the epic 7-part Harry Potter series when the final book was released in The three syllables brought closure to millions of fans after years of watching our hero, Harry, suffer unimaginable loss. Flash forward nine years to the first announcement of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, when fans found out that, actually, all is not well for Harry Potter. Even though we thought J. Rowling had closed the door to the wizarding world, the fandom — me especially — welcomed the new Harry Potter installment with open arms and I pre-ordered it faster than a Firebolt with a nice tailwind. When I finally got my hands on the play-turned-novel, I actually cried into the crisp new pages — I couldn't believe that after nine years I was finally going home.

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