Monday, October 31, 2016

Review 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 1 & 2' by J.K. Rowling


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29056083-harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child---parts-one-and-two
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.


The Facts:


Publication Date:
July 31st, 2016
Series:
Harry Potter #8
Genre:
Fantasy
Pages:
343
Formats:
eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:


I’ve been a Harry Potter fan ever since the first book came out many years ago. I grew up reading and re-reading every single Harry Potter book at least six times. I’ve watched all the movies multiple times and on my bucket list is visiting all those amazing sounding Harry Potter themed experiences. So, naturally, when I heard there would be another Harry Potter book only this time as a script, I was super excited. I bought the book as fast as I could and it’s been lying on my coffee table, waiting to be read ever since. I was a little reluctant to start reading because for one I didn’t want to be disappointed if the book wasn’t what I expected it to be. And secondly.. If I read it.. I could never un-read it. And I always remember feeling so ecstatic when I was able to read a new Harry Potter book for the first time. But in the end it took me long enough and I dived right in.

I was wondering what I would think of reading a ‘script’. But to be honest it didn’t bother me at all. Although this book is definitely a little different than the first seven Harry Potter books, I must say I really liked it.. A lot. I loved finding out how Harry, Ron and Hermione were doing so many years later. I really felt kind of sentimental while reading this book. They are all grown up now.. Just like me! Sigh..

In ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ we get to know the children of Harry, Ron, Hermione and even Draco. And I loved it. This book was definitely to short, because I wanted to read so much more about these old and new characters. And we also get to read a little about some of our deceased characters and it definitely made my day.
Sure, it’s not like the other books, and yes it’s not as good as the other books were. But I really enjoyed reading every single page. There were plenty of thrilling moments that kept me hooked and there was more than enough to think about.

I’ve read that many Harry Potter fans were disappointed about this read. Well.. I wasn’t disappointed at all! ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ gave me a glimpse of Harry Potter, I honestly didn’t think I would ever get after reading the last book years ago. If only I could get so lucky and be able to see the musical..

My Rating:

About the Author:


J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 74 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children's High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year

As well as an OBE for services to children's literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France's L├ęgion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

For more information about J.K. Rowling please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

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