Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.k. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne is finally here and here I am to review and attempt to not spoil it too much here.

So it centers itself around Harry, his son Albus and his friend Scorpio (I thought Draco married someone else not Astoria) and honestly where was Hugo among it all, I began to think Hugo was a dog or something not Ron and Hermione’s son. So there were somethings that were a bit weird for me in this book. Loved it though but we will get back to the story at hand.

Harry doesn’t know how to connect with Albus, he is different to James and Lily.So Albus becomes friends on the Hogwarts Express with Scorpius- the son of Draco Malfoy- because the are a both a little lonely and so the adventure begins. I did like these two thrown together because they did have things in common and the mischief they get up to only rivals that of our lovable Harry, Ron and Hermione in their Hogwarts days.

The time turning part are pretty cool, weirdly though they change what they change and Harry is still the same, if not a little agitated. The time changes mainly effect Hermione and Ron and during one loving time, Snape. Since I read Snape/Hermione fan fiction (if you will recall an earlier post) I actually thought that if he didn’t die, then it would be those two as a couple. On the note of couples, this book does change how you view a couple of characters- of which will remain nameless. It does make you wonder though about it all, had the books turned out differently for a few characters what would happen to them.

The ending is good, if not understandable about Harry and the gang after book 7. We see them as parents, worrying about their children as they go through a relatively peaceful life compared to their experiences and what it did to them.

Overall, a good read but nothing on the original. Now all I need to do is get myself some tickets and a trip to London- time to count the pennies now!

 

Sam

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