Saturday, August 27, 2016

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

I'd say J. K. Rowling has done it again.

Synopsis From Goodreads: Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

My Thoughts

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is a quick and easy but exciting read. 
Harry's son, Albus, has befriended Malfoy's son Scorpius. The history of these two alone is enough drama within itself to last entire book. And then Scorpius is tormented by a dark rumor which only grows worse through the series. Together, they steal an artifact to right a wrong that was committed. In their attempt to do so, they make matters so much worse for themselves and everyone involved. But these two are not the only ones to blame. They're naivete as been taken advantage of. Together, Children and their parents have to once again save the wizarding world from the infamous Voldemort. 

The cast alone pleased me. I was disappointed that Harry had such a troubled relationship with his son for years. But that is the way of life. Nothing is perfect, especially Harry Potter.

I don't want to give even more away so tell me how you felt about it in the comments.

Before publishing my review today I decided to read a few other bloggers reviews. The main trend I noticed is "too fan servicing". I didn't know how to relate this feeling to my husband but I have to 100% agree. Just a few chapters in, I was put into Fangirl. Remember the fan fiction she wrote for Carry On. That was exactly how this felt. But it was still an enjoyable read.

But I found myself asking after a few days, exactly who had been the cursed child? I would have thought Albus since he is the main focus. He was quite a sullen teenager. Not to mention the dark cloud that surrounded him, according to the centaur.
It could have been Scorpius, with the rumor that haunts him and the reputation his Malfoy name carries.
It could have been Harry or Voldemort, but to explain would be to ruin the plot and neither of them were children.

So I ask, who exactly was the Cursed Child? 

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