Book review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Part One and Two, written by J. K. Rowling

Many years have passed since we said goodbye to Harry Potter as a kid in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I was pretty excited when the new story was published on Sunday, and picked it up at the airpost on my way home from Oslo, where I had spent the week end.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eight story, and based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. This isn’t a novel, though, but the script to a play that had its world premiere in London’s West End on 30 July 2016. The story is set almost 20 years after we last left Harry Potter & co., and we get to meet the children of Harry, Ginny, Hermione, Ron, and Draco. The grown ups have their jobs, and the kids go off to Hogwarts. They form friendships, some more surprising than others, and we also get an insight in their family relations and tentions.

The story is in some ways familiar to the previous Harry Potter, and even though this was a play, it was a fairly easy read. I enjoyed the story very much, and found it to be hard to put down (like the Harry Potter stories we know).

In my opinion, this is a “must read” for every Harry Potter fan, and if I am to be honest, I would be thrilled to read more books from this world! I am yet again sad to say goodbye to characters I have grown to love…

Photo: Hidden in a Book © 2016
Photo: Hidden in a Book © 2016

2 Replies to “Book review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Part One and Two, written by J. K. Rowling”

  1. I want to read it, now.

    It’s a script to a play, does this mean that it’s more for the adult reader, or will children enjoy it as well?

    1. I think that depends on the kid. In general it’s something Harry Potter fans will enjoy more than others. I know my friend’s nine-year-old hardly can wait for it being published in Norwegian…

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