Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne


Hi Munchworms!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)I know, I know. I probably should’ve read this one when I first got it, but somehow.. I didn’t? Trust me, I realize I should be ashamed of myself, haha.

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

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.

I really flew through this book, but I don’t think that’s all that weird since it’s a script you’re reading. I immediately lost myself completely in the world of Harry Potter and could easily imagine everything happening right in front of me.
Honestly, the script-format worked a great deal in that way since you have tons of freedom to just.. imagine.

I’m going to keep this short, because I loved it. Obviously. It’s Harry Potter, you know? What’s not to love?

To suffer is as human as to breathe.

Well, there was one thing.. One thing that really got on my nerves and I don’t know if it’s me or if more people had the same thought but.. Harry Potter just didn’t feel like Harry Potter at first? The way he handled things, did things… He felt like a completely different person. He went back to being the Harry Potter I remember at the end, but still.

Am I the only one who felt like that?

4 / 5



I paid full-price for this book. All opinions are entirely my own. I’m not being compensated for my review in any way.


22 thoughts on “Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

  1. Harry, Hermione, neither felt/sounded/acted right to me. This felt like badly done fanfiction to me, and I’m just going to move on with my life pretending that this tale doesn’t exist…with one exception, because Scorpius Malfoy is wonderful.

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  2. I’m on the fence about this book. I’d go more for the Fantastic Beasts book than this one, and I haven’t read either. I think Rowling is the only author who can capture Harry and his voice, and this book fell flat when I skipped through some of the pages while I was in a store.

    Btw, I’ve tagged you in the Mystery Blogger Award!

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    1. Completely get your point. I really missed Rowling’s presence in this one, although I’m still happy that I read it. And it was a pretty quick read, which is an added bonus, haha.

      Ooh, thank you! 😀


  3. I’ve heard similar things about Harry seeming like a different person! I had been meaning to read this for a while, but I’ve been hearing so many mixed reviews that I think I’ll pass on it for now… but I might check it out if the opportunity arises.

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  4. I felt the same way about Harry not seeming like Harry. It’s almost like the playwrites didn’t even read the series, they may or may not have. There were other things that bothered me about it.

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