I typically try to stay away from reviewing Harry Potter books because I want to promote books that are less known, but I had to review this one.
Age: 8+ Genre: Fiction/Play Quality Read: Okay
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a post Harry Potter play written by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. Though Harry Potter was a wonderful series, this book/play fell short of expectations. The play follows Harry’s son Albus Severus as he goes to Hogwarts. Albus meets Scorpius Malfoy and Delphi. Throughout the play, Harry and Albus’s relationship is strained, which is not something that the Harry from the Harry Potter series would let happen. Albus and Scorpius have grand adventures through time, but the overall plot is weak and unrealistic (accounting for the fact that it follows teenage wizards.)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child seems to be written more as a fan-fiction than an actual canon story. This piece of literature does not do J.K. Rowling’s writing justice. Although a lot of characters come back from the original series, the personalities of many of the character’s are off.
Purchase it here: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child