Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by Jack Thorne
(Arthur A. Levine Books, 2016, 327 pages)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play script based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. According to the back of the book jacket, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the 8th story and takes place 19 years later. The story focuses on Harry Potter’s son, Albus Severus Potter, and Draco Malfoy’s son, Scorpius Malfoy. Albus and Scorpius are best friends who feel the pressure of being the sons of Harry and Draco. They share an adventure that involves time travel, danger, and characters from the earlier Harry Potter books.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tells an interesting story. It is a short read. It is not the lengthy, description filled novel that we know from the first 7 books. As I was reading, I had to remind myself that this is a play. It probably can’t stand alone if you didn’t read at least some of the earlier books. I’m glad that I read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It would be fun to see the play.