Gina’s Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, et al

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 
written by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
published by Little Brown UK, 2016

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Did I enjoy this book: I did because I can’t seem to deny myself the magic of Harry Potter. I love that this is a look into the next generation of witches and wizards. I love feeling like I could relate to Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Hermione as parents, and I would truly love to wave my magic wand and have the house cleaned and dinner made. However, magic doesn’t solve all the problems of the world, and it doesn’t make raising teenagers any easier either. So to see the struggle and to hear their thoughts on raising children and loving their children really touched me. Speaking of being touched, Scorpius Malfoy was probably the best character in the whole play. He made me laugh more times than I can count. He played my heartstrings in a way that his father Draco Malfoy could never do in the books. I was just sad that the book wasn’t longer.


“Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.”


5 stars


Would I recommend it: If you are a fan of Harry Potter then you should give this one a read.



About the book – from Goodreads: 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.


Happy 2


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