Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production
“The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play received its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”
As a reader who has read all the Harry Potter books and enjoyed them, I was very eager to read this new book. To be truthful, when I picked up the book, I was expecting to not like it, but I was proven wrong. The plot of the book was intriguing and the “time turning” plot kept me on the edge of my seat.
The book is written in play form and is unique to read, but everything about it is good. The book begins right were J. K. Rowling ended her last book, The Deathly Hallows.
As I read this book, I was able to imagine each character. I liked the new character, Scorpius Malfoy. For being Draco Malfoy’s son it was surprising to read that Scorpius was nice and loyal to Albus, like a true friend ought to be.
The ending of the story was slightly disappointing, but as a reader, I completely understood that the book needed to end. ):
I enjoyed this new book and I hope all Harry Potter fans get a chance to read this story.
Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Authors: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.