Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

 

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Cups of Tea

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Genre: Stage Play

Summary: The next generation of the Harry Potter world takes to the stage in this fast-moving script. Albus, Harry and Ginny’s son, does not fit in with the rest of his family, and when he gets the chance to fix one of his father’s mistakes, he jumps at the chance, even if with the risk of ruining the present. Family problems, regret, and mistakes give this an underlying angst, however, the situations the characters get into, along with certain characters themselves, give this a lighter tone that breaks up the darkness.

Things I Loved:

  • The humor. There were so many hilarious one-liners, especially between the two boys. Ron, also had his fair share of funny lines, which I appreciated.
  • Albus and Scorpius. Oh my god, these boys. I ship them so much. Their entire relationship is so honest and real and beautiful. For Pete’s sake, just kiss already!
  • Harry’s conversation with Dumbledore’s portrait. This was such an important conversation for Harry to have. I think the feelings he’s been harboring for years were able to come out in this. As I look back on Harry Potter as an adult, I always wondered about certain aspects of the novel, especially Dumbledore’s failings, and I think this conversation gave a lot of closure to not just Harry, but to readers as well.
  • All the Ron and Hermione moments. As the times shifted, as the worlds shifted, the small moments and realizations with Ron and Hermione were adorable and a true testament to their love for each other.

Things I Disliked:  

  • Albus and Scorpius not being canon. I mean… these boys are obviously in love with each other. How are they not canon? How?! I have a bone to pick with the writers because of this.
  • I wish it were longer. I wish it would have gone on, and on, and on, and on. I was so sad when it ended. It honestly felt like ending the series all over again, knowing there would be no more. I honestly felt like crying as I shut the book.  

Recommend to: Harry Potter fans and fan-fiction lovers

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