Authors: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Script
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The eighth story. Nineteen years later.
The characters were phenomenal of course. You get to see Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, and Draco, again, which was one of my favorite parts about this one. I missed those characters so much especially since it's been nine years since we've seen them. That's such a long time! But I also really enjoyed seeing Albus and his best friend, Scorpius, too. I swear Scorpius is my spirit animal, and who knew he could be, considering who his father is. He had to be my favorite characters coming from this book, hands down. It took me a little longer to like Albus, but he kind of grow on me after a while. I even liked the 'Cursed Child' them-self, but I'll come back to that later. All in all, these characters were ever enjoyable throughout, new or old, they were all amazing.
The next thing I really liked in this one was the writing style. This book is completely different from the others, mainly because it was written in script. Now, I don't have a problem with reading things in script. By Harry Potter and the Cursed Child being written in script , it made the book more unique, but it was always a play though, never really written in a more popular seen book format. I really did like reading it like a script, it made it easier to visualize the plot, characters, and scenes. Not to mention, it made this a really fast read. I read this one in two days, but most can read it in one sitting. So, this book has that going for it too.
And now for some of the hiccups that occurred when reading this one, which made me have to give it three and a half stars. First off when reading this one, it never really went into why the plot started the way it did. I thought that later on throughout the book it would explain why a character did something that started the chain-reaction of the plot. But it never really did, causing there to be a plot hole. I was hoping that Rowling would touch on that in the end, she did, but she was very ambiguous and veg on what that character's reason for doing the action actually was. Another reason I had to give it a lower star rating then what I usually do was that about half way through Act Three, if felt like the book could have ended there, and it really confused me because I didn't know where this book was going to go after that. I know that most books do this, but this was the worst of them all. I'm glad it went on after that because it did get better, but I was still so confused. And then there was the 'Cursed Child' them-self. I really liked them as a villain, but was really creeped out about how they came to be. I still can't get the pictures out of my head. And so for those three reasons I had to give this one a three and a half stars.
For the most part I enjoyed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I liked how it was a fast read, and that I got to get a glimpse of what the Wizarding World looks like in the future. I recommend you pick this one up if you're a Harry Potter fan, it was a quick and fun read, and very enjoyable. I don't know if Rowling is going to create anything else for Harry Potter, because she said it was over after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and then this happened. But if she decides to write anything else, I'll most likely pick it up, it's Harry Potter of course. So, until next time Rowling, if there is a next time, I'll be waiting.