Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2

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(Me and my niece ^^)

3.5/5 stars!

I was almost sure I wasn’t going to read the eighth book anymore. After witnessing disappointing reviews and reactions from the review sites, I thought I wasn’t going to let myself be disappointed too. But my willpower is too weak and I just had to read the book. Which Harry Potter fanatic really would deny themselves of another story 19 years later about the characters they love?

I’m glad I didn’t resist because I got to meet the children of our legendary characters from one of the most epic fantasy series that ever graced our world. I enjoyed the plot, the themes, the new characters, the old characters, the adorable friendships, the dialogue, the subtle humor and the time travel stuff.

I couldn’t imagine what curse might be intimidating enough to create a major conflict in the plot but I was quite impressed with what the authors have come up with. I thought the entire thing was very entertaining and imaginative especially with the time travel element. I was surprised with the twists, alternative worlds and interesting what-ifs. The book is also a great tribute to the fallen 50 and to Cedric Diggory. *sniffs*

Why I’m only settling for 3.5 stars is admittedly the format. If only it were a full length novel adding more flesh, humor and emotion to the characters and the narrations and addressing more specifically the plot devices used as well as the inclusion of this important villain, I probably would have loved it like I did the rest of the books . But as it is, I think it’s a quick, enjoyable read any Harry Potter fan will shamelessly devour. 😉

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6 comments

  1. I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter books. Unfortunately, this one disappointed me – as I had too many expectations from a play, which was not written by Rowling. I’m still hoping that she will transform the Fantastic Beasts films into books. 🙂

  2. I totally agree with you. The format didn’t allow for any elaboration on characters, events or emotions. If it’s taken for what it was (a play), then it’s good. But I think every Harry Potter fan agrees that we all wanted more!

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