by thereaddler


Harry Potter & the cursed child

Author: JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Published Date: July 2016

“Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.”

Sorry for the delay of this review, but it was one that left me with mixed emotions. As it has been some time since the book has been release and I’m sure the hardcore HP fans have already read the book and maybe even seen the play?! Heads up to the slow coaches this review will contain a couple SPOILERS. Reading another Harry Potter book after so long felt like my imagination had been returned to an extremely familiar place, that sense of nostalgia was so satisfying. For those who don’t know, the book is written in script format, downside being there is not a lot of description so travelling back to Hogwarts and the other HP locations felt like a distance memory rather than living in the forefront of the action as experience in the previous books. I don’t know if anyone else did this, but in some scenes I imagined how the play would look in my head rather than escaping to my interpretation of the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Besides from that I loved the book! The story line was perfect didn’t feel like it was too long or they went into any unnecessary dialogue. There was not immense amount of new characters in this book so I could feel the connection to each character singularly throughout, as well as my new found loves, Albus (Harry and Ginny Son) and Scorpius (Draco and Astoria Son). Their love, loyalty and friendship shown in the book is heart-warming I couldn’t help but shed a tear, but nothing compared to my wailing at the return of my favourite character!! I will not mention any more on that topic but I know a lot of HP fans and this will definitely make your day.

 Harry Potter and The Cursed Child tells a story of the ‘ifs and buts’ we may have thought whilst reading the original 7 (SPOILER)and we are returned back in time to when Harry is at Hogwarts alongside the return of his nemesis (can’t have a Harry Potter book without the despised Voldermort!) . I thoroughly enjoyed this concept as it gives us an insight to what could have happened if events we were slightly altered and makes you realise how the slightest change in events could have the most drastic repercussions in the future!

If you have read the book or seen the film, please comment below and let us know how you found it! Unfortunately, I still can not get my hands on the golden Harry Potter tickets, so if you guys have any website or links please comment below! Thank you!


(This was definitely me when I got my book!)