Publisher: Little Brown
Genre: Children’s/ YA/ Fantasy
Release date: 31 07 2016
Price*: Kindle £5.99 (GBP)/ Paperback £6.21 (GBP)
Kindle $8.99 (USD)/ Paperback $8.29 (USD)
Pages: ~ 330
My rating: 10/10
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What I learned from this book: That I really really miss Harry Potter and his adventures.
Description of the book: 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.
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.
How this book made me feel: I was so excited to get back into Harry Potter’s world and I missed all the characters terribly! :S I am a huge fan of the series, and I did love this book as well.
I really liked Albus in this novel, he is different from Harry, and I would absolutely love to read more of his adventures in Hogwarts. I really liked the way characters were interacting, I liked the different friendships made in this story. It was unexpected and refreshing to me. In the series my No1 was Harry, but in this book, I didn’t really like him that much, even though he is a great father, I think he lost his charm. I loved Ron’s personality, his carelessness and fun made the whole story livelier.
I really enjoyed the storyline. I loved the adventure it had to offer as well as all the unexpected turns and twists. I really liked the topics it was discussing as well, such as father-son relationship, not fitting in, friendships etc. It was very easy to read this play, the acts are pretty short, so it was a quick and enjoyable read for me. I liked the ending of this book, I think it rounded up the story pretty nicely. The setting of this book was constantly changing, and I am very curious, how they managed to portray all this on the stage.
So, to conclude, if you enjoyed the Harry Potter series, you might like this book as well. It is different, it introduces new, unfamiliar characters as well as brings back the old and beloved ones, and it has a little bit less magic, but it is still stunning nevertheless. So, now, when the book is done, the next step would be the play itself. 🙂 Have you seen it? Did you like it?
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the Author: John Tiffany trained at Glasgow University gaining an MA in Theatre and Classics. He was Literary Director for the Traverse Theatre, Associate Director for Paines Plough and a founding Associate Director for the National Theatre of Scotland. He is currently an Associate Director for the Royal Court Theatre. During 2010-11 John was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University.
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