Saturday, August 20, 2016

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Synopsis: 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. (from the inside cover)

Review: Everyone's read this. It was...okay. I know as a die-hard Harry Potter fan (seriously, I have a wand and a robe and a jar of lemon drops from HP world), I'm suppose to love this book. But I didn't. I enjoyed seeing the characters as adult, seeing that they still have to grow as people, seeing their children. 
I admit, it was the time travel. I detest time travel in stories, as a story-telling device. Rowling handled it better than most authors, and seeing these characters experience it revealed who they were in unique ways. But still, it irked me. I'm thankful to Rowling for giving us more Harry Potter, however, and once again, taking us back to this world. 

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None (Yet!)

ISBN: 978-1-338-09913-3
Year Published: 2016
Date Finished: 8-13-2016
Pages: 321

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