‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ by J.K. Rowling and co-authors John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
7 out of 10
By Andrew Brown’18
J.K. Rowling and co-authors John Tiffany and Jack Thorne released “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” this summer to huge anticipation.
Taken directly from the play, the new Harry Potter book strives to give its readers new content from a series most thought long concluded
The book is in the form of a screen play which is part of the reason I gave it a 7 out of 10; the book however does have a great story and that’s also why it gets 7 out of 10.
I was surprised to see that the authors picked up the story right where it left off, on platform 9 and 3/4. Harry is an adult and is married to Ginny Weasley.
Harry is dropping off his son, Albus, for his first year at Hogwarts.
I enjoy the new storyline, because it portrays Harry as an adult. But for the most part, it follows Albus at Hogwarts. Albus makes new friends and has to go on his own adventures just like his father did.
The new adventures are very similar to the old. There are two boys and a girl and they do things that they shouldn’t be doing for the greater good of others.
There is also a new villain, you could say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Delphini, the daughter of Voldemort, holds a grudge against Harry because he killed her father.
Delphini worms her way into the potter’s world through Albus and gets him in more trouble than he hoped for.
I will leave the rest of the story for any future readers out there. While the story was good, I did not enjoy the constant location jumps. One second you could be on Hogwarts campus and the next second you are in Harry Potter’s house.
I understand that it is a screenplay and in the actual play I assume there are transitions, but the book should have some indication of those transitions.
Overall, the book was great; amazing storyline and I enjoyed seeing the trio of Harry, Ron, Hermoine as adults in a new book and era