Saturday, October 1, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The script of the magical return to Hogwarts, 19 years since we last saw our heroes. All of our favorites are back, and we get to meet England's next generation of wizards.

First thoughts: SO MUCH NOSTALGIA. I wanted to cry in the first few pages, reading their dialogue was like seeing old friends after a long time.

Favorite quote: "This is chaos. This is magic." -p60

Something's Different: This is a play and must be read as such - slower at first, to get used to the different characters and their voices, then quicker as the action picks up and races on. Once I got into the format it felt like I was back at Hogwarts.

Worth the Hype?: I wasn't sure what to expect from this tale, as I stayed away from all reviews before reading. I enjoyed the action and the nods to the books by way of key interactions and phrases. Yes, there were a few plot holes, but the emotion and atmosphere kept me floating along.

Ron & Hermione: Not everyone will agree with me, but I enjoyed the exploration of their relationship. Any writer would have loved to try out various iterations of a story, and Rowling does so with care for her fans, but also a curiosity of Why Not? & What If?

Recommended for: HP fans of all generations, people without the cash money to fly to London to see the play live on stage, anyone who likes to be in the know.

Final thoughts: I laughed, I cried, I said hello and goodbye to old friends, I met some new ones. I fell back in love with the wizarding world, and was approached by strangers on the train who asked me how I felt about it all.


  1. have you read The Miniaturist? I thought I heard about it from here. I just bought it at the airport.

    1. Hmmm, no haven't read that one. Looks interesting though!