Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two

harry-potter-cursed-child-final-coverThis book presents itself as one thing, the printing of the rehearsal script of a play. The book reads as such.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD PARTS ONE AND TWO takes place where JK Rowling left us in the Epilogue to HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. But instead of following Harry, we follow the adventures of his youngest son, Albus Severus Potter, and his best friend, Scorpius Malfoy.

This seems like an unlikely pair considering that their fathers did not get along at all as children nor adults. In this story you learn more about Draco, Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Hermoine than you knew before as well as the adventurers Albus, Scorpius, and ‘Delphini’.

It is a great read and will hook you from the moment you begins reading it. I know it did me. Though, I have read all the other Harry Potter books so it makes sense that I would read this story as well.

But it reads like a script more akin to reading Shakespeare than JK Rowling.

As with any script to a play, you can imagine the visuals from the directions in the script. You can feel the tension, the intrigue, and the emotions. It was a masterful job and well written.

I love the adventure of Albus and Scorpius and how they set out to prove that they are not the outcasts that everyone makes them out to be. That the bullies are just those bullies. Also, the kids prove that not every good intention in magic turns out for the better, some backfire in a big, very nasty way.