Original title : Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Authors : JK Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
First published in : 2016
Genre : play, fantasy
Edition : Little, Brown UK
Pages : 343
Status : read from 09/24/16 to 09/30/16
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Synopsis : Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Review : Before starting this play, I was a little bit afraid I wouldn’t like it. I had read some comments on Instagram and Goodreads which make me feel that it wouldn’t be as great as we thought. Finally, I began my journey and discovered Harry Potter’s world nineteen years later. At first, I had an odd feeling about how the time was set. Indeed, it went very fast and I didn’t understand why. At that time, I thought that people were right when they were disappointed by their reading. And then, I went deeply through the story and I began to appreciate the plot and the characters, especially Scorpius and Rose. I also liked the fact that we could discover what happened to the characters we met in the seven novels. It was so good that I had to stop myself because I didn’t want it to end this fast!
To be honest, I loved it from the beginning (or almost) to the end. I am not disappointed at all by the plot and I love how the writers dealt with all the characters and the plot of the Harry Potter series to give us a wonderful sequel.