J K Rowling

Harry Potter and the cursed child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

I had so many expectations from this book. Harry Potter and his wizarding world is a very prominent and beautiful part of my childhood. I didn’t not want anything to change that – not even Rowling. That’s why I waited so long to gather enough courage to read this book.

STUFF ON THE BACK COVER SAYS

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

PLOT IN SHORT

It’s basically a play that focuses on Harry and Ginny’s son-Albus Severus Potter and Draco and Astoria’s son – Scorpius Malfoy. These two kids develop a beautiful friendship and go on an adventure with a time Turner. How the duo overcome the problems they are faced with, only to strengthen not only thier friendship, but also thier relationship with thier respective fathers forms the premise of this tale.

THE GOOD

– nostalgia

– Harry and Draco working together

– a couple of really touching scenes

THE BAD

– Ron’s character is reduced to a hen pecked joke

– The parents seem to leave thier other children to the wind.

– So. Many .Loopholes

– Many characters are missing

MY THOUGHTS

This book was such a let down.I understand it’s a play, but so many questions were left unanswered. Also a lot of characters are shown to be very different from the previous books. The whole thing of saving Cedric Diggory of all the people was such a poor motivation for the kids. Why not save Fred or Lupin or any other important character that would have meant something to the kids. Also I don’t understand how Hermione was still allowing entry into the ministry of magic using the polyjuice potion, knowing fully well of its consequences. The way she hid the time Turner was a joke. There were many such small things that pissed me off. Having said this, three scenes really touched me – Harry and Draco duelling, Harry and Draco discussing dadhood and Harry seeing his parents die all over again. Only those who are willing to risk a disappointment should read this one. Others can give it a miss.

MY RATINGS

2.8/5

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