Written by: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Reviewer: Lily Bordelon, 12 year-old Harry Potter Expert
After the successful Harry Potter series, which consisted of seven amazing books known worldwide, J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne have come out with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play that takes place nineteen years after the battle of Hogwarts. The script of this play was taken and put into a book. The book includes many characters from the first seven Harry Potter books, but now focuses more on the next generation of Hogwart’s students. It follows around Harry’s middle child, Albus Severus Potter, and the struggles he has with a famous dad who everyone expects him to live up to. The book is full of adventure, surprises and shock that will have you hanging on to every word; it includes many conflicts and is full of excitement!
I enjoyed the book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child a lot, and it was interesting to see how everything would turn out after the battle of Hogwarts in the seventh book. I don’t think it was as good as the other books but it was still really fun to read! I liked how even though it took place nineteen years later with the next generations, it still included many of the previous characters. I also know how there was a lot of confusion with the new book being in play form. I knew it was like that beforehand, and didn’t think it made much of a difference. I was worried at first that it’d be just dialogue, but it had good descriptions that I think helped a lot, and you were able to easily tell the characters thoughts and feelings. One thing that surprised me though, was that the book seemed to take a different turn than was suggested that the end of the seventh book.
Overall, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was an amazing book, and I would definitely suggest it to any Harry Potter fans, or anyone who just wants a good read. It is very interesting and you won’t regret reading it!