DNF: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne

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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Where I stopped reading: About a third of the way through

Why I stopped reading: I was unimpressed, and I realized I was only reading so I could say I’d read “all the Harry Potter books.” I’m a fangirl, but I’m not fangirl enough to keep reading a mediocre book.




What others have rated this book: According to Goodreads, the average rating for this book is 3.88 stars. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 4 stars. Amazon’s reviews averaged 3.6 stars. At Barnes & Noble, the majority of the reviews were 3 stars. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.

About the book – from Goodreads: The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

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



  1. I checked it out from the library and was very happy I didn’t waste my money on this book. I read it–it was really short–and found it to be just okay.

  2. Kate Unger says:

    I wanted to stop reading after the first scene, but I stuck it out, and it never got better. I gave it 2 stars. I was blown away by all of the 4 and 5 star ratings. I think people were just excited to read more Harry. But it wasn’t Harry. It was awful.