Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed
Author: J.K.Rowling, John Tiffany
and Jack Thorne
Series: Harry Potter, #8
No. of pages: 320
Alas my dream never came true, although every time there is post I secretly pray there is a piece of parchment sent to me by the wizarding school, apologising for it being late (11 years late!) that there was a clerical error made by one of the owls but if I would accept they would love to have me at Hogwarts.
Naturally, I would not say yes the first time...I do love being chased!
As you can probably tell, I am a Harry Potter geek (just slightly), I have read all the books, watched the films, subscribed to Pottermore and got myself a wizarding house (Gryffindor) and a Patronus (a ragdoll cat). So when I found out there was going to be a further peek into Harry Potters life, you can imagine how ecstatic I was. However, I was apprehensive. The book was not solely written by J.K.Rowling but also had other contributing authors which made me doubt the purity of the book (I sound like a Malfoy don't I?)
I eventually decided to read this after a work colleague let me borrow it warning me that 'it was a disappointment'. I went in with very low expectations.
But boy was I proved wrong!! This book continues the magic of the Harry Potter world but showing us the lives of his children...in particular Albus Severus Potter.
Albus was a character I really felt connected to. I mean Harry Potter is great, but I never thought I would be great like him. Whereas Albus is more real, just more on this planet. Having to live up to his dad's legacy, feeling like an outcast and just being the complete opposite of everything your parents hoped you would be, I believe in some way or another we can relate to. Parents sometimes unknowingly, place such a huge burden on their children because they want what is best for them, which is fine. But it's not fine when that kid constantly feels like they are a disappointment and are letting their parents down.This story has so many morals that we can all learn from, parents and children alike.
Many people have commented that the book lacks description and there is no world building; my answer is that it is a SCRIPT. That is how a script is supposed to be written. Actors and actresses don't need a description as part of their script because they can see it!
Many people have also said to me they just don't get this book because there are lots of problems with the story. I have an answer to this as well...keep an eye out for my next post! In it I will address a lot of the so-called 'issues' there are with this book.
Honestly though? this book was amazing, I gave it 5 out of 5 stars for a reason.My recommendation is to get the full experience; read the book and go watch the play to really get the full picture. Now that is the next thing on my to-do list!!
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