Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling

On August 6, 2016 I finished the book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling. 


When you see the name Harry Potter, especially on a book, you have high expectations. You spent 7 books getting to know and love these characters, half the time during this book I couldn’t even recognize these characters. They were so different and nothing like you’d imagine they’d grow up to be. 

I was so excited to read this but I’m left incredibly disappointed. It’s a really quick read which is probably the only reason as to why I decided to finish.

There were parts in the book that made me laugh out loud and parts that broke my heart and made me cry, those parts are because Harry, Ron, and Hermione were so out of character, some of the things that were said are things I never thought would come from their mouths.

This book has a lot to do with the past, the Triwizard Tournament and Halloween of 1981. The authors of this book created all new lines, Ludo Bagman is introducing the victors of the tournament and his lines don’t match up to what was said in the 4th Harry Potter book. They changed the what happened in the past for no apparent reason. I kept waiting for Harry to say “that’s not what happened”, “he wasn’t the first one there”.

The writing was cheesy, the storyline was cheesy. I complete agree with the people who said this book feels like fan fiction. That’s exactly what this is. Everything has changed and not in a good way.

If you can forget the Harry Potter series and everything that we know happened, I can see how people find this book to be amazing and love it so much. I personally cannot forget my experiences and the journey I shared with Harry Potter to fully appreciate this new story about Albus.


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