Saturday, May 26, 2018

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling and Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Series: Harry Potter (Book 8)
Publication: Arthur A. Levine Books; Special Rehearsal Script ed. edition (July 31, 2016)

Description: 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."

My Thoughts: This is the eighth Harry Potter story. It takes place nineteen years after HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Harry has grown up, married Ginny Weasley, and has three children. The main character in this play is Harry's youngest son Albus Severus.

Albus is having a hard time being Harry Potter's son. He feels that he can't measure up to the legacy his father created. When he gets to Hogwarts, the Sorting Hat puts him in Slytherin along with Draco Malfoy's son Scorpius who has his own burdens to face including a persistent rumor that his father is really Voldemort. The two become fast friends because neither one is popular or happy with their life.

Albus overhears Cedric Diggory's father beg Harry to use a time turner to save his son's life. Most of the time turners have been destroyed and no one thinks it is a good idea to mess around with time. But, at the urging of Amos Diggory's niece Delphi, Albus steals the time turner in order to go back in time and save Cedric.

Albus and Scorpius have some adventures in time when they learn that small changes in the past can make large changes in the future. They also learn that Delphi has a plan that she hasn't shared with the boys. It takes everyone working together to solve the problems and make the right decisions.

I liked this story. I thought it was a pretty realistic possible future for the characters we came to love in the seven books of the Harry Potter series.

Favorite Quote:
HARRY: I'd do anything for him.

GINNY: Harry, you'd do anything for anybody. You were pretty happy to sacrifice yourself for the world. He needs to feel specific love. It'll make him stronger, and you stronger too.
I bought this one August 2, 2016. You can buy your copy here.

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