Friday, September 2, 2016

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

It's the long awaited return of Harry Potter, yet to my dismay (admit it, you were nervous too) Rowling isn't the only writer on board.

Albus Severus, Harry and Ginny's son, has grown and must now face the shadow of his father's name. The fact that he is placed in Slytherin or that his best friend is a Malfoy only adds to the list of things that differs him from Harry. How can he possibly win his father's love and make him proud?

The Potter series always carried a touch of sentimentality. Whether it was Lily's sacrifice for Harry, Snape's unrequited love, and who can forget Dobby!! Of course, this play had to be emotional as well as filled with action and plot twists. Not only did Rowling bring us back to Hogwarts, but she (and the other authors) found a way to include the majority of our beloved characters.

Soulfood for the fans, but I just don't see this as a movie.


  1. Nice! I thought I had heard that Rowling didn't write this at all. She was merely a consultant, I think? If that? I can't remember but I do know this is not her work. And I think that's what had me hesitating to want to read this one. Automatically fan fiction comes to mind (which I have nothing against, I just never got into it).

    But still. There have been a great many reviews for this one and I really think it's 50/50. You either love it or not. I don't know where I stand yet as I still can't decide if I want to read it! LOL. Glad you enjoyed it though! Nice review!

    1. It's really hard to tell how many changes or help she provided in this one. The dialogue doesn't seem as great as what she did in the past seven books which leads me to believe that your are right, and she either merely gave it some quick glances or thought the fan fiction was good enough to go to print.