My Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the first book I have finished reading in 2017. I actually started it a little bit before the new year, but I am still counting it! I received this book for Christmas and really could not wait to consume it!
In the eighth story of Harry Potter, this book takes place 19 years after the last book. Now, Harry is married to Ginny Weasley. The couple has three children: James, Lily, and Albus. The story is more about Albus than the other two. Though he is the son of the famous Harry Potter, he doesn’t quite have the fame that his father once had at Hogwarts.
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.
Albus and Harry don’t always get along, and it becomes more evident as Albus gets older. He befriends Scorpius Malfoy, Draco’s son – who has been rumored to actually be fathered by the Dark Lord – in his first year at Hogwarts.
The two get into some great trouble, just as Harry’s scar begins hurting again and horrible nightmares consume his nights. He forbids his son from having anything to do with a Malfoy, which sends Albus even further away from a relationship with this father.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review
This book is written as the Special Rehearsal Edition Script from a play first performed in October 2016 in London. Because of this, the story is much shorter than most Harry Potter books. There is much less description, but for a hardcore Harry Potter fan, you will have no trouble visualizing the scenes in your mind.
The story creates the same mischief and trouble that Harry Potter faced during his time at Hogwarts, though this time, it’s on his son, Albus Severus Potter. Many details and characters from the original series make an appearance in this story, which made me love it even more. I’ve missed those characters!
I also like to see the friendship between a Potter and Malfoy. Albus was also placed in Slytherin, something I found quite shocking since his father, mother, and older siblings were all in Gryffindor. They have the bond that Ron, Hermione, and Harry had in the first books, however – one that’s strong and can’t be broken no matter the trouble they get into.
If you enjoyed the first seven Harry Potter books, this is a must read!
25 Books in 2017 Challenge
For 2017, I have decided to read 25 books. I have always loved to read, but I don’t always have time. This year, I will be making time for one of my favorite hobbies. I’m tracking my progress on Goodreads as well as writing reviews for the books I read here on the blog. Join my journey to reading 25 books in 2017!