Since the first Harry Potter book was released (can you believe it’s been 19 years?), I have been a fan. I’ve grown up with this magical, enchanting world and fallen more and more in love with the characters with every new book (and film of course). When I heard that a new book, Harry Potter & The Cursed Child would be released, I couldn’t wait to hear the next chapter of the story. I recently got my hands on it and couldn’t put it down. I finished it in just two days. Read my full review of the latest instalment below (caution: spoilers ahead).
If you have read the Harry Potter series, you’ll know that the story ends 19 years after the Hogwarts battle. Harry, Ron, Hermione and their children are about to board the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 3/4. This is where The Cursed Child story begins. Rather than revolving around Harry and his friends, this story focuses on Albus Potter, the youngest son of Harry and Hermione who befriends Scorpius (Draco Malfoy’s son) and their magical journey through time to try to save someone from Harry’s past.
So let me tell you a little about the story. The boys manage to get hold of a time-tuner (even though most have been destroyed), they travel back in time a lot, and every time they do they mess up the present. They also meet Voldemort’s child, and she ultimately betrays them. In the end they need Harry and the gang to help fix everything and get them out of a situation they’ve caused (didn’t you just know that would happen?). There isn’t much of a new storyline as most of it is travelling back in time, but I quite liked this as we got to see those times from a completely different viewpoint. The story moves along at quite a fast pace (you don’t have enough time to get lost in the story), and if you’ve never read a story in script form before, it can get a little confusing. Other than that though I really loved the new book. Getting introduced to new characters and reading about life after Voldemort was very interesting. If you are a Harry Potter fan, I’d definitely recommend giving The Cursed Child a read.
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