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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

August 6, 2016

HP CoverBy JK Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Published 2016, 330 Pages

Synopsis: Harry Potter is an adult now with three kids and a job at the Ministry of Magic. For the first time since Voldemort’s defeat, pain returns to Harry’s scar and dark dreams begin to plague him. Harry’s son, Albus, isn’t doing so well at Hogwarts, but he makes the most unlikely of allies in the son of none other than Draco Malfoy. Harry receives a warning that “darkness” surrounds his son; he immediately assumes that the darkness is coming from the Malfoy boy. He soon discovers that he still has a lot to learn when it comes to the Dark Lord, friendship, and time itself.

Review: When I read the first Harry Potter book, I was an adult and was delighted to find that a book meant for kids could be so thoroughly entertaining. I enthusiastically awaited each new HP book and was always so pleased when they each turned out to be even better than the previous ones. To me, and I know to so many others, the Harry Potter books were books I could read over and over again and always be as enthralled as I was the first time. I was so nervous when I heard that a new book was coming out in this series. After all, the story ended. It was over; there had been a satisfying conclusion. No more could be said. Could it? The answer… heck yeah.

This 8th story in the Harry Potter franchise is just as wonderful as the first seven books. It’s different, yes. For one thing, it’s a play; it’s not a narrative with tons of description. But that fact did not end up bothering me as much as I thought it might. It was very fun to read and moved along at a very nice pace. Man I love when a story moves along. Sometimes it seems like authors get so caught up in describing every little thing that it makes the plot drag on and on. But not so in this story. It was swift, funny, surprising, and had twists and turns that made my mouth fall open more than once. More than that, it was completely wonderful to see our old friends Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and then meet a whole new set of characters as well.

Rating: 5 boots!

Recommendation: Anyone would enjoy this; it’s fantastic.

From → Book Treks

One Comment
  1. Jeff permalink

    I whole-heartedly agree. It took me a little while to adapt to the play style writing, but thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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