Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8)
by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Hardcover, Special Rehearsal Edition, 327 pages
Published July 31st 2016 by Arthur A. Levine Books
“In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.”
― J.K. Rowling,
This is going to be a rather short review. I feel as though I cannot give a full, proper review without giving away too many spoilers. So this review will basically just be my feelings and thoughts on the book as a whole.
First off, I have to start off by saying that I do not look at this as the "8th" Harry Potter book and think it should stop being advertised as such. For one, its not a novel but a script book. Also, J. K. Rowling did not write this entirely on her own (which is clearly stated on the front cover and is also obvious while reading it). Lastly, I may be wrong but I could have sworn J. K. Rowling herself said that this is NOT the 8th book. But again, could be wrong on that.
I surprisingly enjoyed this a lot. It wasn't at all what I expected and it was nice to go back into this magical world I love so much. I will say, I'm sure this is much better when performed. I also felt as if parts read kind of like fan fiction. I almost felt like I could kind of tell which parts Rowling had probably written and which ones the other authors had a larger hand in.
Overall, very enjoyable, with quite a few surprises.
|4 out of 5|