Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)

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No spoilers ahead!

Potterheads Unite! From my first experience with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (or Philosopher’s) Stone, I’ve been hooked. I’ve always been a bookworm, so it’s no doubt I’ve always attended each book release party at midnight. This year was super special because I was able to order Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production via Amazon Prime Now, which meant we ordered it from 9:45pm  to 11:30pm for it to arrive AT YOUR DOORSTEP at midnight to 2am. AMAZING, right?! 

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the 8th installment and in the literary world 19 years after the book,  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) and follows Harry Potter, now an adult, and his son Albus Severus Potter. The book is in the form of a script, and is quite delightfully easy to read because of this. 

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My biggest concern was how a book could be revived years later, but as usual, J.K. Rowling and the other writers, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne stunned and made me sit at the edge of my seat for a full 3 hours (although, I did have breakfast and take a few breaks in between. I still was able to finish in 3 hours!) The story focuses on Albus Severus Potter, Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley’s 2nd born son. He is starting at Hogwarts and finds it difficult to live up to his father’s heroism and his names. This leads him to new friendships, adventures and a good understanding of what his father dealt with throughout his childhood. Does this new situation bring father and son closer? How do they deal with the new darkness that has stepped out into the light? 

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This book is definitely worth it if you are a Potterhead! What do you think? Will you be buying yourself a copy? 

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16 Comments

  1. Finished it this morning – really enjoyed being back in the HP universe! Makes me hungry for more – gonna watch all the movies and re-read asap 🙂

  2. I never finished the series despite having all the books in my house. One day.

  3. I have tried to read Harry Potter, maybe, 5 times. I just can’t get into it.

  4. I got it this afternoon and I’ve already finished it. Now I’m sad that it’s over, so I’m doing the logical thing and starting the series over, again. Maybe I’ll have a movie marathon as well!

    • YES. I am sad too, but I’m glad no one spoiled it for me, which is ALWAYS my fear. I watched my favorite HP movie –> Order of the Phoenix. I have them all on Blu-Ray, so marathon, here I come!

  5. I’m debating on getting this

  6. Finished the book in one day, could not put it down. It was amazing! It has made me want to see the play even more lol x

  7. sorry I had to scroll. NO SPOILERS!

  8. I never got into the Harry Potter series; however, after hearing all my friends and co-workers raving about it , I think I’ll pick up a copy.

  9. I will be getting these books for my daughter who starts kindergarten this year!

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