[Review] Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II

A new Harry Potter story?!? I picked this one up as soon as I entered the bookstore and been hyped about this book for months now. I read this in one sitting and definitely fell in love with the wizarding world again.

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Okay, this story revolves around the Boy Who Lived, Harry Potter, and his life after Hogwarts. He and Ginny have their kids and they’re also starting their journey in Hogwarts. But Albus Severus, Potter’s second child, is having a bit of trouble because he believes that he would be sorted into Slytherin– and he was. Albus is having a hard time living up to everyone’s expectations because he’s Harry Potter’s son and sometimes he just wants a different dad.

I think that’s it for a non-spoiler excerpt. I’ll be talking about what I felt and what I noticed in the story.

First of all, this is not a book. Well, technically it is, but it doesn’t have a whole thought just like books have. You need to have a lot of imagination to fill in the gaps. Don’t expect Ms. Rowling’s profound words and sentences because I believe that the book was just based on her story or something. You have to fill in a lot of scenes. Well, it is all understandable since it is a script from a play (which unfortunately, I will not be able to watch).

Second, it was absolutely fast-paced. That’s why it just took me 4 hours to finish the whole story. It’s fast-paced because there are just 2-3 sentences per act that would describe the entire scene, so just like what I mentioned above, the rest are to be filled by the readers.

Get ready to cry as your favorite characters appear once again. I was not expecting that and it totally caught me off guard. My eyes were brimming with tears as I read the lines from my favorite character interacting with the new characters introduced in this book.

Expect the unexpected. I cannot go deeper into this because I would probably spoil the book. But it just isn’t what I expected– and that’s a good thing. It actually surpassed my expectations.

So, if you’re a Harry Potter fan (and I mean like, everyone of us, duh?) and in dire need of a new story since the last release of the Harry Potter books, this is the perfect book for you.

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Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8)
Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
ISBN: 0751565350
Published: 31 July 2016
Published by: Little Brown UK

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 will receive 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.

 

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