REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 (Harry Potter #8) by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne (Adaptation), John Tiffany

29069989Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 (Harry Potter #8)

Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published July 31st 2016 by Pottermore
*Received a copy from the lovely Alyssa @mypatronusisabook_07/*


The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
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.


What makes this installment different to all the others? Well it is the writing style which is unique and different, it is in a screenplay format and I must admit this is the very first “screenplay” that I have read.


Flash forward Nineteen Years – And the “Harry Potter World” as we know it is different, it is peaceful since the Battle of Hogwarts where “He Who Shall Not Be Named” was defeated. Life is different for Harry, Hermoine and Ron, now they are parents waving their children off to Hogwarts and the story begin’s with said children….

Albus Potter – Finds it difficult living under the name of “Potter”, it has not been easy mainly due to him being a teenage and neither him or Harry seem to be able to communicate. This issue is what starts the whole “mess” nearly ensuring the return of Voldemort destroying the peace that everyone is faught so hard for many years ago. Albus’ only joy is his budding friendship with Scorpius Malfoy.

ALBUS: First question. What do you know about the Triwizard Tournament?

SCORPIUS (happy): Ooooh, a quiz! Three schools pick three champions to compete in three tasks for one Cup. What’s that got to do with anything?

ALBUS: You really are an enormous geek, you know that?


Scorpius Malfoy – Another character who is living under two names “Malfoy” and “Voldemort” there are rumours that he’s the Dark Lord’s son hidden away until the time is right, shun by his classmates Scorpius is a loner until he meets Albus Potter.

They quickly become friends and the adventure begins when Albus decided to “Right a Wrong” he believes his father has made…little does he know that his and Scorpius actions could change everything

Scorpius is my FAVOURITE character, he takes geek to a whole other level! Here are 5 facts about him:-

If Scorpius is my favourite character, Draco Malfoy is my second, yes he made Harry’s life difficult at Hogwarts but he also helped to mould Harry into the man he is today. We see a whole different side to Draco’s character, his love for his son and his wife it so touching and just backs up my claim that he’s a lovable “Bad Guy” turned goodie.

DRACO: Hermione Granger, I’m being bossed around by Hermione Granger. (She turns towards him. He smiles.) And I’m mildly enjoying it.

SCORPIUS: Dad . . .

You’ll be fascinated by the plot twists (they are pretty darn good) If you are expecting this installment to be like its predecessors that you’ll be sadly disappointed. If you take this like I do ALMOST as a stand alone novel then I do believe you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

The message I have taken from it (and you make take a different one) is that you can’t do it alone…that everyone has a part to play in making life better. So I leave you with these words from Harry

HARRY: I’ve never fought alone, you see. And I never will.

What did you think?

Do you agree or disagree with me?

Please leave a comment below

Score: 4/5

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