Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Posted November 7, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 3 Comments

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildHarry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books on July 31st 2016
Genres: young adult, fantasy
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

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.

HELLO THERE, I AM BACK. Well, not really. I mean, school has been really hectic because I’m taking extra modules so it feels like I’m studying 24/7 BUT oh well. ANYWAY, I finally read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! It took me a really long time to start reading it because I wanted the hype to be over first. I don’t want others’ opinions of it to affect mine. And so, I waited awhile.


Firstly, I would like to say that I am really truly biased regarding Harry Potter because I am a Potter trash, so of course I gave this all the stars in the world. I MEAN, HELLO THAT FIRST SCENE HAD ME TEARING UP. Them feels came back in a vengeance and I so regretted not ever buying the Harry Potter books. Boohoo.

What else could a Potter trash wants? A continuation, really. And that was what this book delivered. This book, it BLEW ME MIND, to heaven and back, I don’t think I’ll ever get over it, y’all.

Though it was a little bit weird reading it through a script, I ain’t complaining. Dude, I live in Singapore and the chances of me EVER getting to watch the play is like ZILCH. So, yes I am immensely grateful that they decided to turn it into a print copy OMAGAAAAAD I can’t believe this book is hereeeee.

Guys, I am seriously still not over the awesomeness of this book. Honestly, I would not mind if Rowling decides to write ANOTHER SEVEN BOOKS ABOUT ALBUS SEVERUS POTTER PLS? And Scorpius. AND LILY POTTER AWWW THAT ADORABLE NUGGET. Please?


3 responses to “Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  1. I really liked it too!! I would prefer it as a complete novel but as you said I am grateful for the script as I had the chance to imagine the play in my head!

  2. I was super nervous to read this, but once I started it and saw what it was really about– I was SOOOOO excited!!! I’ve been complaining about the Slytherin house never getting anybody good in it and FINALLY, we get HP’s own SON!!

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