Thursday, August 18, 2016
Harry Potter and the Curse Child Review
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.
This book was really good. Like every book I read I went into this book with no expectations I am happy because it enhanced the reading experiences.
I really like seeing characters from the first seven books, like Draco, Harry, Ron Hermione, Ginny, Professor McGonagall and of course the few characters that were seen in the flashback. Except for Umbridge, everyone but Umbridge is aloud to be back. Like when I read the name Umbridge I was really annoyed, like I knew she was evil!
The concept of them going back in time to save Cedric Diggory, was not something you expect to happen. There are so many other characters that could been the goal, for example was about Remus and Tonks? And why wasn't Teddy Lupin in this book?
Albus was a lot like Harry. Even though it wasn't really noticed by Harry or Albus, you can see by the need to be in and help others, and the abnormal ability to get into trouble. I liked that it was in fact Albus who caused all the trouble even with his best friend being Scorpius Malfoy. Everyone assumed that Albus was getting dragged along, but in fact Scorpius was trying to tell him that what they are doing isn't right.
Scorpius gave me vibes that this is what Draco would have been if he was raised in a better environment as well as a different group of friends. He really was a joy to read. It was almost like he and Hermione were very similar with there love for learning and the great ability to tell when or what they are doing is dangerous or stupid.
5 out of 5 stars