Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production
I highly recommend this harry potter its full of fun exciting twists and thrills.
Meh. Can't say I was overly impressed by this book. It just seemed like a little much, and rather unnecessary.
I struggled while reading this screen play. I was overly excited for it to come out but was very disappointed. I struggled to see this as a sequel to the original series. Simply because something has a similar topic, does not make it as good as the original. I liked the suspense and plot twists as I was reading but did not enjoy them after I finished the book. I found them hard to believe. It did not fit with the complicated characters and development from the original series and anything that has been published after the fact. I would use this book to teach authors choice as well as exploring screenplays with my students. It's a great screen play and show the progression between multiple years in such a short amount of time.
A gift, another Harry Potter book after all these years. A moment to be shared between generations, much like the story itself, as parents can see the passion for Hogwarts spreading to their sons and daughters, just like it originated for themselves years before. There are only a few times in life that an event seems to blend time and space like I have seen with this book release. Parents seeing images of their younger selves, in the checkout line, clutching what was then copies of Goblet of Fire, blending into the current image of their children dancing with anticipation holding Cursed Child. At least that is the way that I figured it was happening for people, my son was completely oblivious to the book release, and was more interested in finding out if he could advance order the next Riordan book.
Beyond my fanboy glee at seeing another edition in the Tales of Hogwarts, I was mildly annoyed to see it maintained its scripted format versus an adapted novelization format. After 5 minutes of reading, I no longer cared as I was entranced in the story, and dreaming of what the Sorting Hat would have said about me.
The story introduces us to the Potter, Weasley, and Malfoy children picking up right at the end scene from Deathly Hallows. Similar to the originals, whenever the families got together, mischief ensues. I loved seeing the development of new friendships and first crushes. Harry Potter goes from superhero of the world to one of the bumbling adults in a character development arc that brought tears and laughter. Hermione and Ron are still awkward with each other. Ginny has taken over the role of worried mother. I would love to see more stories about them, but it seems that Rowling is done with the storyline.
It wouldn’t even be fair to rate the book. I can’t remain objective when reading about some of my most beloved characters. I wouldn’t even bother with “recommend” for this one, make it a MUST read.
Omg. I never thought I'd get to experience the glorious rush of another Harry Potter book like the series, but man, I experienced it. I would've loved a novelization, but honestly, I felt like the script allowed me to use my imagination a bit more wildly. Also, I'm just happy and grateful that J.K. Rowling graced us with this story so soon instead of me having to wait another year or two for a novelization. I'm in love!