A Book a Day, Day 20, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

A Book a Day, Day 20, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

“We’ve all got light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on.  That’s who we really are.”  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Rowling, Tiffany and Thorne.  Oh, how I’d missed my wand wielding friends.  I read the Harry Potter series, along with a large percentage of literate world and loved it.  Muggles and wizards, yes, but at its heart it is about friendship and loyalty, right and wrong.  I was sad to see the series end, but felt it was complete (well, except for the pairings at the end).  I hadn’t heard great things about this screenplay, based on the story by JK Rowling, that takes place decades later, but I wanted to know what happened just like everyone else.  It was so great to be back in the company of Harry Potter and his pals, even the beloved ones that were gone by the end of the series.

What’s it about – Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny and Draco are all back, but this time it’s their children that are off to Hogwarts.  Albus and Scorpius are outcasts and best friends who decide to make their daddies proud.  Silly kids.

What did I learn – There’s still plenty of juice in the Harry Potter world.

Who would like it – Anyone who has read the first 7 books.  I did miss the novel form and the great writing, but accept it as it is and enjoy.

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4 thoughts on “A Book a Day, Day 20, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  1. I liked this too, but I’m one who likes to see the story go on and on. Plus, I wasn’t completely happy about the last chapter of the HP original series. Somehow, I could tell she wrote it much earlier. Wouldn’t it be fun to see the play?

  2. I’m hoping to see the play next year (we’re planning a trip to London for the show and the studio tour). I really enjoyed the book of the play and have the distinction of being the first person on my island to get my hands on a copy at the local bookshop. 🙂

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