By Claire (guest writer)
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Have you ever wondered what happened after the booming, legendary, world-famous Harry Potter series? Then the rehearsal script edition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child，by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, is the answer to your thoughts. At the beginning, Harry Potter’s youngest son Albus goes into Hogwarts and becomes someone quite different from what a Potter is “supposed” to become. This causes Albus to feel resent towards his father and worsens their relationship.
Albus becomes best friends with Scorpius, a logical, loyal, and sympathetic geek who happens to be the son of Harry Potter’s childhood nemesis. On the way to Hogwarts during his fourth year, Albus who is a bit too impulsive, hops off the Hogwarts Express with Scorpius. From there, the two embark on a dangerous journey resulting in even more obstacles as they meddle with time… In the end, after a jumble of prophecies and plot twists, an unexpected darkness is defeated and conflicts are resolved.
The constant suspense in this book kept me on the edge of my seat trying not to explode with excitement every turn of a page. Additionally, it was interesting to read in the form of a play script. The story also tells readers about the struggles of fatherhood which is portrayed through Harry and Albus’ rocky relationship.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a sensational, breathtaking read and a must-have for fans of the wizarding world.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Productionby J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, Arthur A. Levine Books, 336 pp.
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5-6