Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne based on the story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne4 out of 5 stars
I was cautiously excited when I heard that there was a new Harry Potter book coming out because I wasn’t sure about reading a script. But I was pleasantly surprised that I thoroughly enjoyed it! While the play wasn’t written by JK Rowling and the story it was based on wasn’t written solely by her either, the spirit of her writing and the original books was present in every line I read. Most of the time I forgot that it wasn’t completely her story. In the end, the script format wasn’t my favorite (I definitely found myself longing for a more descriptive telling of the story), but I loved having Harry and the whole crew back in my imagination and my life.
I also enjoyed that the focus of the story was on the next generation. It felt familiar but also fresh. If you have been missing Harry Potter and his world, I would definitely check out this book. AND I just learned that the play is a two part play so I am looking forward to them publishing the second part as a book as well. And who knows, maybe in mine and Rob’s future travels we will get to see it performed in London!