Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling

It’s nineteen years later. Harry still struggles with his haunting past, whilst raising three teenage children with his wife Ginny. His son, Albus, encounters his own problems when going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the first time. A new battle arises and they need to work together to overcome what might be the end of the wizarding world. 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth and final book in the Harry Potter series. It tells the story of our heroes, nineteen years later.
Albus Severus Potter, Harry’s youngest son, has difficulties coping with his place at school. He longs to be understood by his hero father and will do anything to make him see he’s there. Together with his best friend Scorpius, son of Draco Malfoy, he embarks on a dangerous quest to save spare lives.

The book was released on the 31st of July 2016, which happens to be the shared birthday of Harry Potters and writer J.K. Rowling. At midnight, thousands of around the world were able to purchase this highly anticipated book and start reading about the secrets that could not be revealed before. J.K. Rowling send the fans that were lucky enough to see the play at London’s West End Palace Theatre to not reveal anything yet.

After landing on Schiphol Airport, I raced to the American Book Center in Amsterdam to get my pre-ordered copy of the book. Within the next couple of hours, I finished it. Even though the response has been both negative as positive, I absolutely loved it. The characters were still themselves, except a little bit older, and the many unexpected turns the book takes are very thrilling to read.

Instead of a movie adaptation, the final chapter in the Harry Potter series is made into a play by Jack Thorne. The roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ginny Potter and Draco Malfoy are brilliantly played by Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley, Noma Dumezweni, Poppy Miller and Alex Price.

 

More information about the play can be found on:
http://www.harrypottertheplay.com

First published by Little, Brown
Fantasy, Script
Rating 9/10

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