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.
I have to start out by saying that I love Harry Potter. I was so excited to hear about this book. The play format it was written in actually didn't bother me at all. Which was very surprising. I was really worried it wouldn't read right. It read perfectly and I could still picture it in my head as if I was reading a book. We are 19 years in the future in the world of Harry Potter. His son is the main character of this one. Albus is struggling being the son of the famous Harry Potter. It is hard for him to make friends. He feels alone. He never asked for this legacy. His only friend comes in the most unlikely person. Scorpius Malfoy. These two are about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.
I loved this book. I know I am a fan but, seriously. I flew through it. We get to see Harry, Ron, and Hermione too. I didn't realize how much I missed that world until I got to join it once again. So much happens in this story. So many twists and turns and best of all...magic. Of course for the Potters things don't go according to plan. Albus and Scorpius are in trouble and need help. This means Draco Malfoy plays a huge role in this book. I was worried about this but, turns out I really enjoyed him. It was very interesting to see Harry and Draco interact. It added a lot to the story.
I may be biased but, I love that we got to back into the world of Harry Potter. I would have loved to see this live on stage. The book sucked me in and I couldn't put it down. Honestly I wish we would get more stories in this series. If you were on the fence about reading this then I hope my review pushes you into reading it. You will not be sorry.