Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

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Paperback, 340 Pages
Fantasy/ Play
By: John Tiffany


β€œThose we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.”
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This Review contains spoilers, precede at your own responsibility!
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🌟 I had enough of these books that are being marketed wrongly, If you are marketing this as the 8 book in the series, I am going to review and rate it as such!

🌟 My biggest problem with this script is that it was trying to fix some plot holes/ problems in the previous books leading only to worse problems. Examples:
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* “The scar had not pained Harry for 19 years. All was well.” That is how book 7 ended and that sentence may have made millions cry. Now, they simply tell us that it had hurt him at some point. Sounds like a cheap trick to intrigue us.
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* If there was a time turner that could go in time as the one in this script, maybe we should have seen a Harry Potter and the Time Turner book because I think its significance is larger than explained here. Wouldn’t you think that Lord Voldemort would have used it to change everything that has happened?!
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* Harry as a 38 or 39 year old guy still holding a grudge and acting childish with Dumbledore who he has forgiven decades ago. It is like he went back to Order of The Phoenix mode!!
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* Draco being a Jerk again!!!!
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* It is a known fact that Voldemort has a child but it only took us 8 books to hear of that fact!
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🌟 I am not gonna focus much on the character development which was non-existent, and Hermione and Ron didn’t play an important role. The time jumps made it hard to connect to the characters. But since it is a play script, I am going to be nice and ignore that.
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🌟 The writing was no way near Rowling’s style, this script depended on our previous knowledge of literally everything and was trying hard to mimic Rowling’s style. There were quite a few funny moments to be fair!
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🌟 Summary: This is a play script and it is supposed to be read as such without focusing on the details. There were many things that I couldn’t simply ignore and were just unbelievable. This didn’t add much to the story and you can stop at book 7 if you like it!
I ended up giving it 2 out of 5 stars.
I can’t judge the play as I haven’t seen it yet, maybe someday I will, but till that day I am disappointed.
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16 Comments

  1. I tried to like this play as well, but I just couldn’t. I’ve read plenty of plays that were interesting, even fun, without having to watch the thing performed. This just wasn’t great. And there were way too many plot holes for me too. I’m sad to say it, because I love Harry Potter, but I could have done without The Cursed Child…

  2. I totally agree with you! The play was nowhere near as good as any of the books. A lot of plot holes, and then that plot twist at the end… that might have ruined it for me!

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  3. When I first read this play in 2016, I also did not like it for the same reasons. I had so many issues, and it seemed terrible.

    But a few months ago I had the privilege of seeing the play in London, and it was a whole new experience! The acting was magical and perfect, especially from Albus and Scorpius! The plot holes were still there of course, but the play is much better when you see it in person πŸ™‚
    (If you don’t have a chance to see it, I also suggest listening to the play’s soundtrack πŸ™‚ )

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  4. Great review! I totally agree. I was so disappointed with this book… (to be fair, M then-9 year-old cousin whom I bought it for Christmas liked it, though not as much, as the 7 HP books before, of course)

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  5. Yes. My cousin was very little, and he was still acutely in a HP frenzy when he read the Cursed Child. It simply made his time in the wizarding world a bit longer. I don’t think he was reading it with an analytical mind πŸ˜‚ so it was okay for him. It’s a completely different thing when you read this book as an adult and expect it to be something well-worked out. 😁

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  6. I have heard that I have to read this book to read all the HP things, but I have heard and read so many bad reviews! All the fans that will die for the books hate it, so if you are that much of a “sucker” for HP and you hating this book means something. I have seen it on sale and I have rejectly so many times too haha thank you for the “spoilers” and the review!! :3

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  7. I think you can skip this one and you won’t be affected. Many fans said they wish they had never read it but I don’t. Because I was curious and I have answers now.
    You’re welcome!
    Hope you weren’t spoiled though

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