Anyone who knows me, even just a little bit, knows that I am obsessed with Harry Potter. I literally grew up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. The last Harry Potter movies came out when I was a senior in high school and I remember during my school years, anxiously awaiting the releases of the fifth, sixth, and seventh books. Once I got my hands on them, I finished them within days.
I resisted reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for a very long time. Why? Because I knew it wasn’t going to be like the originals. I knew it wouldn’t capture my heart the way the series did and I wouldn’t fall in love with the characters either.
Unfortunately, I also believe that all good things need to come to an end and I thought that by publishing this book, they were just trying to draw it out.
Harry Potter will always be popular and read across the world, no matter if there are more books or not.
One of my friends who lives across the street happened to own a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child so she let me borrow it.
For anyone who doesn’t know, the book is written more like a script. Because of this, it was a fairly quick read… when I was actually reading it.
It took me a couple of weeks to get through, for a few reasons.
First of all, if you are expecting the plot to be similar to the Harry Potter books, then you are going to be bummed out. Honestly I felt like I was reading more fan fiction written by a twelve year old than anything. I thought the plot was slightly immature.
I enjoy books because they provide a lot of scene setting and character building. You get to know characters like they’re your friends and you build this whole world inside of your head because of the scene setting. Since this book was written in script form, there was none of that so I found it challenging to connect to the characters and truly imagine the story in my mind.
Don’t get me wrong, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are still the same with the same personalities. I would have appreciated getting to know Albus and Scorpius better, though.
Overall, I do think that this is a great book for every Harry Potter fan to read, simply because it is Harry Potter. It isn’t a book that I will buy for myself to read again, though!