Monday, September 26, 2016

Let's Talk About: The Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, and J.K. Rowling


I was so excited when I heard this play was coming out with the script in book form. 
I got it at Target the Monday after it came out. 
I started reading it as soon as I got home and I finished it within a few hours. 

I had heard mixed reviews so I went into it with low expectations and I was blown away. 
Was it without flaws? No. But it is a script of a play meant to be seen on stage. So I think it is a little unfair to expect it to feel exactly the same as a Harry Potter novel. 
But I wanted to base my opinion on this book on how I felt while I was reading it. 
And I felt happy. 
I think it was a really fun read and I LOVED seeing all of our old friends and a few new ones. 
Scorpius Malfoy was my favorite and I loved that. 

I plan on reading it again very soon and I gave it 5 stars.
I didn't want it to be rated the exact same as the original books but I also liked it enough that I rounded up the 4.5 stars to 5. 
If you have heard bad things and read bad reviews... still read it. 
You may love it. Don't let others influence how you feel about it whether that is to love it or to hate it. It is okay to love things that aren't perfect and that entertain you.
I will never get enough Harry Potter!

4 comments:

The Kings said...

I agree with you! It was so fun to read it and I almost felt like Rowling was writing it herself! It was an easy read and I really liked Scorpius, too. In fact, Cheryl, I will be getting my own copy on Thursday with my Amazon order! Thanks for letting me borrow your book.

cheryl said...

Yay! I am so glad you liked it too!

Donna said...

Ooooh, sounds good! So is Scorpius Draco's child?

cheryl said...

Donna- yes! He is Draco's son. I love him.