#TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

Ok, so this book doesn’t really need any more reviews but I said I would leave one for every book I read, so this has to be done.

I borrowed this book from my daughter but it was only on my second attempt that I managed to get into it. I have no idea why, just the place I was in at the time I suppose. Although it might also be that it is a screenplay which I didn’t find drew me in in quite the same way.

The book description literally says ‘The Eighth Story. Nineteen years later.’ Imagine just being able to have that on the back of your latest release.

I was always mighty envious of Hermione’s time-turner in the Harry Potter series – just imagine the things you could accomplish in a day with one of those things! And it is one of these since-banned items that features large in this story.

Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy are both outsiders due to parental issues, of different forms, and become firm friends at Hogwarts. It always amazes me how fate hangs by such fragile threads and consequently when these two set off to right a wrong it is interesting to see the knock on effects of what seemingly minor changes to history can do. I greatly enjoyed seeing how our favourite characters lives panned out with these changes.

The story takes on a sinister turn which came as much of a surprise to me as it did to the characters themselves and I liked the reminders of all the old spells and potions. I’m sure any Harry Potter fan will already have bought and devoured this. I enjoyed the read but wasn’t as drawn into the world as with the novels probably because this is written so differently. I would also love to get to see it on the stage although there appears to be little chance of getting tickets any time soon.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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6 Responses to #TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    I’ve always wondered about this, not read it myself.

    • Georgia Rose says:

      It’s nice to see the antics of the next generation, Rosie, and to see how things could have turned out. The screenplay format makes it a different read for Harry Potter fans but one that’s easy to get used to.

  2. Cee Arr says:

    I always think of this book as: ‘Harry is a cr*p father. Draco is an *wavy hand motion* *OK* father. Discuss.’ Lol!

    (Also Scorpius must be protected at all cost, and Albus and Scorpius are clearly meant for each other. #ItIsKnown)

  3. Teri Polen says:

    It took me a little while to get into it also, Georgia. I’m a huge Potterhead, but I also think it was because of the screenplay format.

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