Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth and final book of the Harry Potter series. While this isn’t a book per say but a stage play, it takes place at the end of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, nineteen years later chapter.

The story follows Albus, Harry and Ginny’s youngest son, and Scorpius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy’s only child.
Albus and Scorpius blossom an amazing friendship in their first three years and get into a very famous potter-like problem together. Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, and Draco all must work together to be the parents their legends say they will be.
I enjoyed this novel. It wasn’t my favorite by far and I feel most of that could have been fixed if this was written in novel form instead of a stage play. The play made it go too quickly and also forced the action to be dumbed down.
Many of the characters felt wrong for this novel as well. It had a slight “fan fiction” vibe throughout.
This story has some more realistic problems and character developments than you would find in the other Harry Potter novels and even feels a little more adult at times.
While the characters had their problems, the pacing was off and I’d have preferred a novel format actually written by Jk Rowling herself, I did enjoy this book and recommend all Harry Potter fans to read it.
I’m hoping of a real novel of this book to be released in the future.

I’d give this novel a 3.5 out of 5 and a 4 out of 5 if it were a real novel written by Jk Rowling.


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