Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
“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.” – Goodreads.
I wasn’t looking forward to reading this book at all. Like I predicted, none of the characters felt like themselves at all.
The story began from King’s Cross, where the epilogue of Deathly Hallows took place. The little changes in the dialogue were enough to make me cringe (I know I’m complaining unnecessarily but I’m just mad okay?). Albus is everything that Harry from Potter Puppet Pals was made out to be and Scorpius is just not a Malfoy. Don’t even get me started on the old characters. I hated what they made McGonagall into and Draco was just… I don’t even know.
I realized that the story was a bit… less serious in a way but also almost undid everything that happened in the first 7 books. Every twist was more or less predictable. I remember always relating to Harry, Ron and Hermione’s decisions when I read the book, even when I knew they were going to mess up. Albus just seemed to be wanting that attention and his actions made no sense at all.
I’ll admit I wasn’t completely disappointed with the book, and actually enjoyed some parts. Enough to finish the book within a day in fact, so that out to get the book more points. It was sort of nice to recognize all the places, spells and characters even though it didn’t feel the same.
Rating: ★★★☆☆ | 3 out of 5 stars