So it officially happened; I jumped on the “Harry Potter & the Cursed Child” bandwagon at long last… I’m not actually sure why it took so long, maybe the fear that this book wouldn’t even slightly live up to its predecessors and the good name of Harry Potter would be forever ruined for me. I mean, I had the Deathly Hallows tattoo and can quote every single film line by line- I think it’s safe to call me a mega fan!
I want to keep this short and sweet because I genuinely could gab on about my love for Harry Potter for hours! In my honest opinion, as much as I enjoyed reading this book, for me it’s just an addition to the rest of the novels- much like Fantastic Beasts- a bit of extra story to keep hungry fans at bay.
The book is actually the screenplay for the London play by Jack Thorne. I didn’t get a chance to buy tickets for this which broke my heart but reading the script was almost as good? Yeah, I’m unconvinced too to be honest. It follows Albus Severus Potter in his time at Hogwarts and centres around which house he gets sorted into and the emotional consequences that come with it including the friends he makes.
It’s really fun to see how the Potters and other characters have grown up and what they’re doing with their lives in their adulthood.
The book is incredibly easy to read despite being 330 pages long- there’s actually not much on each page and it took me a couple of hours to get through this. As usual, you’re left wanting just one more book from JK Rowling to satisfy the need to know more about Harry Potter’s world, but I don’t think any amount of novels and spin offs will ever be enough for people! If you can’t afford to see the play then this book would definitely be a great alternative especially if you have a very active imagination!
Lots of Love,