Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Author: JK Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Page count: 343 pages

Publication date: 31 July 2016

 

I know everyone has already done a review on this book but I thought I’d add my two pennies to the discussion.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has a different vibe to the rest of the series for a couple of obvious reasons:

 

  1. It’s not an ordinary book, it’s a play script.
  2. It wasn’t written solely by JK Rowling… so there are some different writing styles in the mix as well.

I have to say I really enjoyed the story overall. The new characters added to the story in their own unique ways, and it was nostalgic in the most magical way possible.

Hoooowever…

 

SPOILER: Please don’t read this bit if you haven’t read the book yet! 

What have they done to Hermione?! She used to be “the brightest witch of her age” and now she’s just going along with everyone else’s ideas! Whaaaat?! I feel like they toned her intelligence/confidence down quite a bit in this book.

And what kind of ending was that? Did anybody else think the ending felt a bit rushed? I was reading veeeery slowly just so the story would last that little bit longer (if that makes any sense) but then it suddenly just ended. Just like that.. The end! 

So yeah… that was a bit disappointing.

 

 

It felt a bit like the sequel to a really great movie, when the producers decide to do a sequel even though the story has already ended… (I kind of scare myself sometimes with my own honest-to-the-extreme opinions. Is anybody else like that, or am I just weird?).

For everyone who hasn’t read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yet:

 

“You’re going to suffer… but you’ll be happy about it”

– Ron Weasley (HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

 

Don’t get me wrong, I liked the story, the characters, and the fact that we got to see what happened to them after the Battle of Hogwarts 🙂 but for the reasons I mentioned in the spoiler bit I’m giving it 4 out of 5 hearts

( * whispers * but the Hufflepuff in me wishes it had been 5).

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7 thoughts on “Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  1. meetmeinnevada says:

    I think I’m just going to suffer. I’m a big fan of the franchise and I always thought making a sequel to the series was kind of like selling out. Just leave it. Let people wonder what happened and interpret it in their own way. Leave Jo alone. She’s burnt out.

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