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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production Special Rehearsal Edition. Parts I & II

Book - 2016
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As an overworked employee of the Minestry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear.
Publisher: New York :, Arthur A. Levine,, 2016
ISBN: 9781338099133
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 26 cm


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Apr 16, 2021

I enjoyed the original books much more than this play. Just seems rushed and pieced like a quilt. I'd rather see Albus already in his mid school years rather than hopping around.

Feb 26, 2017

I love every book of the Harry Potter series, so of course I was anxious to read this book. The fact that it was a play rather than a novel was a little off-putting, but it did not hinder my reading it like a novel as much as I thought it would. I waited a few months for the audiobook version to come out (as I do not enjoy sitting still to read a book), but it's still not available. So, I decided to read the actual BOOK book. SO WORTH IT! I am a slow reader, so reading a book this size would normally take a few days (if I actually am enjoying the story). This book, however, took me only 2 days because I could NOT put it down! I love that the main characters reprise their roles in this story, but I really enjoyed following a few of their children a bit more closely. The fact that the story takes us back to a few key events in Harry's history that were focal points of previous Harry Potter books made it all the more enjoyable. As with all of the Harry Potter books, there is an element of evil that overshadows the story, & there is death in the book as well. My age recommendation is based on these facts.

Age recommendation: 12 & over

On a scale of 1 - 10 stars, I give it 10!

Jan 04, 2017

I loved it. I do wish it was written as a book and not script form, but I do love it. I wanted to cry and scream so many times and I did laugh.

Dec 21, 2016

To be clear, I enjoy reading scripts; my rating isn't an intent to "punish" this publication for not being a full-fledged novel. I would be happy to see the play and I'm sure the cast, crew, and staging are all wonderful. It's not related to who was cast in which role, or whether queer-baiting was intentional as far as Scorpius and Albus are concerned.

As far as the story goes, I can take it or leave it. It feels like quality fan-fiction. I don't regret reading it, but it doesn't enhance my experience in the Wizarding World.

Nov 07, 2016

I love the Harry Potter series, and just about anything that pertains to his universe. However, I was disappointed in this play. It had all the characters, and a decent plot, but it just wasn't right somehow. The dater son relationship read convoluted, and it was lacking the talented narrative of Rowling that I have grown accustomed to. Glad I read it though!

Nov 05, 2016

it was nice to get back to the Harry Potter saga. I couldn't wait to read this, since it was impossible to see the play. I really did enjoy this, but it really did seem flat. What got me, was JK had talked about what a can of worms she opened by making the Time-Turner. And in this story, she went back to it again. That part felt weird to me, and left much of the story stop flowing. Other than that, it was worth reading...once.

Sep 03, 2016

Wow! What a roller coaster of a ride. The story is unexpected and incredible. I can't wait to see the play someday.

Jul 22, 2016

I wish J.K Rowling made an actual eighth book instead of a play. :(


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Sep 16, 2017

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Aug 31, 2016

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Aug 02, 2016

Other: this is a word - by - word SCRIPT from the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play NOT a BOOK NOVEL by JK Rowling !!


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Aug 02, 2016

HARRY: Albus Severus, you were named after two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.


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