Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Review

I was so excited when I opened this on Christmas Day. I’d been walking past it in the shops for weeks but never picked it up to buy and then my parents saved my pennies and got it for me instead as a gift!

Yes it has taken me a while to read but what’s the rush? I never saw any spoilers so I decided to take it camping with me the other weekend. I’ve got to say I was hooked as soon as I started reading it. Although I’m not a fan of the characters names, I mean who on earth would call their child Scorpious?!

You are introduced into the end scene from the final film. I just visualised the film scene and I was laughing at how ridiculous the characters looked for the age they were trying to portray.

I didn’t really know what to expect with this book as it is a screenplay but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was able to visualise the scenes but this may be because I have watched all of the films a thousand times.

The old characters do not seem any different to how they are in the books / films which I liked. The new characters fit in quite well with the old ones. I thought I would struggle to like the newbies because I’m not one for change within a series but this worked well.

There were certain parts I found odd for example, the link back to Cedric Diggory – very strange to choose that character to focus on. I love how we’re tricked into liking Delphi though, you do grow to like her and then you hate her but want to know more about her. That’s great character development in my opinion.

I started to get bored after page 240 because nothing was happening, it didn’t have my attention but I continued reading. I was advised it might be a disappointing read so I carried on and there it hit, the weird climax. For me, the dark storyline is terrible. It is so farfetched and unrealistic – Voldermort is a floaty character, he can’t do what Delphi is claiming he did.

Despite the crappy ending, I would recommend this book to those that are Harry Potter fans. I did read it in a few days which means it must be okay right? I did like the book as I mentioned above but I’m not 100 per cent on it. Just some things didn’t add up and I feel like I’ve been lied to and cheated on.

Let me know your thoughts on this?!


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