This was totally worth the wait. So utterly magical I almost want to go read it again right now. I’m going to #KeeptheSecrets with this review, so no worry of spoilers!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not like the first seven Harry Potter books, so if you go into reading it with that in mind, you may be confused. It’s a screenplay, and while it took me a couple of chapters to get used to the format, it ultimately read like a normal story after a while, with stage direction painting the scene. I cannot even imagine how amazing this is in the actual play. It has to be utterly beautiful.
The story follows Albus Potter as he goes to Hogwarts and learns that life isn’t any easier at school than it was at home, having the “Boy Who Lived” as his father. He doesn’t get along with many people and he seems generally at odds with everything he encounters. But one day, Albus decides to do something that will change the direction of his life. (And that’s where I’ll stop so you can discover for yourself but it is so great and magical!)
Bottom line — this was a magnificent addition to the Harry Potter world. It has all of the old favorite characters, plus some new very colorful ones thrown in. I could not put it down once I picked it up (clearly, since I’m posting this review 3 hours after it came out where I live!). I really think that Harry Potter fans and readers in general are going to enjoy this story and the multitudes of more wizarding world facts we have now. #HarryPotterForever