Book Review : Harry Potter & The Cursed Child (No Spoiler) 

Alright, my first book review. I can do this (freaks out internally). J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne are the brilliant writers of this beautiful script. To clear confusion, this book is in a script format, because it’s a play with all the narration, dialogue delivery and scene shifts kept in mind. I have had people telling me not expect too much out of it and that they have friends who didn’t like it. So, my excitement to read the book lowered as I had a lot of expectations and I didn’t want to get disappointed.

Harry Potter has been a part of me since I was around 12-13-year-old. I grew as the characters grew. The wizarding-world is and will always be my favorite. I was beyond excited to read this. And I can say with the utmost sincerity that I love this book. To begin with the review –

This book is written with an amazing plot. Now, I know there are people who don’t like this book and I get why they wouldn’t. But when I read the first page and there was this goofy smile on my face and at that moment I knew that I would love this book. Yes, the beginning is a bit odd, with the sudden shift in time but I guess that’s why it’s a play. As the story progress, you watch Harry and Albus face a lot of hardships and try their own ways to deal with it. But what took me by surprise was Draco and Astoria’s son Scorpius Malfoy, I love that kid. The characters of the children are so weirdly beautiful (I am going to call Ron, Hermione, Harry, Ginny and Draco’s children as children because when I had first read Harry Potter, the characters were about my age, so now I feel like their children are kind of my children. Yes, I am weird that away).

I am not going to give out any spoilers, because I want all of you to read the book. Trust me, it’s everything you expect and more. Yet, there I one thing I would like to share this is beautifully plotted, the whole thing, every single scene is important. Yes, there are some unanswered questions, like who is the cursed child? And many other questions like that. But the book as a whole is very well scripted. And you know what my favorite part is, this book has humor in good places. I actually laughed out loud at a few of the scenes.

Yes, this doesn’t feel like the eight book and I am so glad it doesn’t. Hear me out, this book is much older, more matured in a different fashion. And I liked that because after the series ends Deathly Hallows there is no point in opening something that was closed for a reason. This book is set in a more less-magical time and that is why it is a play.

RATING : 5/5 (It’s Harry Potter)

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There are a few quotes from the book, I would like to put up here –

  1. “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.” – Dumbledore
  2. “Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.”– Dumbledore
  3. “They were great men, with huge flaws, and you know what – those flaws almost made them greater.”- Harry Potter
  4. “The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”– Dumbledore
  5. “Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch. Paint . . . and memory . . . and love.” – Dumbledore
  6. “One person. All it takes is one person.” -Severus Snape

 

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  1. I’m so glad you loved it too! I too had people telling me that it wasn’t as good as you’d expect, but I loved it as a whole. <3

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