Edition to Potter universe pleases fans

Megan Aldridge

Edition #1


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

New Harry Potter book shakes fans with tremors of excitement

This summer, hundreds of Potterheads waited in long lines eager to get their hands on something they have been awaiting for years.

The sequel to the immensely popular Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” took the Palace Theatre stage in London in June.  While those who saw the play loved it, fans who wanted to see it could not view the play unless they went to the venue in London.

However, on July 31, the rehearsal script was published in book form for the entire world to read.

The book was co-written by famous author J.K. Rowling, the writer of the original series.  However, she was not the only mastermind behind the project. Script writer Jack Thorne, and Broadway director John Tiffany aided into bringing “Cursed Child” into the world.

Most fans believe that “Cursed Child” is a work of fan-fiction.  There is still much debate about the quality of the work.  Some of the readers were disappointed and felt that it didn’t live up to the promise of the original series. However, others felt that it was a dream come true.

The book includes the original cast of characters Hermione, Ron, Harry, Malfoy and more. The plot follows Harry Potter’s son, Albus Severus Potter, and Scorpius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy’s boy, and their adventures in Hogwarts as well as their struggle to live up to their dad’s names.

This book was filled with pleasant surprises as well as shocking ones. Even though the book is written like a script, readers will definitely find themselves reading it like a normal book in no time.  Overall, this book is as magical and charming as any of Rowling’s other books.

Fans will be able to read into “Cursed Child” as deep as they want, as the book was written with many different levels to it. However, it is advised to read the original series before attempting the “Cursed Child.” Those who jump into it without reading the preceding material will find themselves lost in the already-established universe.

The book has acted as a portkey in transferring Potter fans back into the enchanting world of Hogwarts, perhaps for the last time.  Rowling feels confident that this will be her final Potter book.  However, fans remain hopeful that she will give us more, but for now “Cursed-Child” will remain as a gift given from Rowling to her fans as a way to see their wizard friends again.

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