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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany
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bookshelves: plays, fantasy, middle-grade, family, adventure, magic

You know, I really hadn’t foreseen the publication of something to lengthen Harry Potter’s story after the conclusion that was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

So, the way I see it, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a lovely gift to every Harry Potter fan out there who has hoped and waited a long time to see their wizard friends again.

Though the plot holes are very visible and spread throughout the story, they make for charming and heartfelt conversations between characters, so I didn’t mind them all that much.

The best thing about this #8 Harry Potter is how nostalgic it makes the reader feel. There are plenty of familiar faces – Harry, Ginny, Draco, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, etc – as well as some interesting new ones – Albus, Rose, Scorpius, Lily, James…

Admittedly, it was strange to read this supposedly 8th story in Harry Potter’s world in play format but the truth is, it was extremely easy to imagine everything play out like in a movie, so it all felt alive to me.

This isn’t a book you have to read but, if you’re a diehard Harry Potter fan, I am going to look at you quite incredulously if you decide not to. I’m sadly not going to be able to tell you that you're making the right choice, because this is so, so charming and fun, but I can understand people wanting to have their own vision of the Harry Potter cast as adults and their children. Yes, it's a bit silly but… I loved it still.

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Reading Progress

February 10, 2016 – Shelved
July 31, 2016 – Started Reading
August 2, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Alejandro Awesome! I knew that sooner or later they'd publish a novelization of the theater show but I didn't expect that it would so soon! Wicked!!! I can't hardly wait!!! Thanks for making me to notice this!


Lola I didn't even know there was a theater show before seeing this. Thanks, and you're welcome!


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George Jankovic OMG!


Hobbes I've been living under a rock!!


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Sara I'm so excited about this!!


Drunkkidcatholic "Want to read"? More like DYING TO READ!


Lola what was I thinking?? you're right ;)


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Carson Lott SO EXCITED


parsa choudhury If Harry Potter wasn't published, I ould be DEAD by now! And even if it's a play, OH MOMMY I NEED IT!!

So I seriously hope it doesn't suck.


Gieliza Ahhhh I really want to read this now! Right now, please!


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Dinho Junior These new authors though... i have a bad feeling.


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Anna Diesing I agree, I am counting down the days until it comes out


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D Conteh After 2 years harry potter killed the evil wizards voldermolt, he decides to work in the ministry of magic, that nuts i tell you, bloody hell. According to the film in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince he said that he wanted to become an auror, whatever that is i suppose it a really good profession in their world. But on the other hand i'm not the one to judge until I read the book. The film makers should make a film about this book because it won't be the same just reading the book without seeing live action in reality. Share, Like and Comment. Love u xxx


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Maisie can't wait!!!!!!!


Emily and Cody Ralli I agree that it is awesome


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Hannah Trostle Harry Potter never left.


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Jennie An auror is a dark wizard hunter, like a detective in the muggle world. Aurors work in the ministry of magic, and the head auror is in charge of all the other aurors. If he is head auror I could see lots of paperwork and long hours.


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Heather Will this read like a script, or a story like the rest?


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Chantal ❤️ Awesome! Can't wait to read this!


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Ava harry potter and the cursed child is out!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lauren I don't dig it written as a play.. At all


Melanie (TBR and Beyond) Just bought it and about to start!


ستایش  دشتی It becomes fascinating in the second part!


Jillian Byrd Halfway finished. If it wasn't for the overwhelming need to sleep I suspect I would be done already. Loving it!


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George Jankovic Lola, I just finished it. OMG. Loved it. My son and I read it at the same time just toing wow, wow to each other every five minutes.


Pallavi Sareen Finished it just now. And WOW. I loved it so much!


Colleen I'll admit. I didn't have high hopes for it. But it was better than I could have imagined, even in script form


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Coco I hated it sorry :(


Shayan Kh I finished it 2 hours ago. I didn't like it as much as you seem to like it. It did have a whole bunch of flaws. But I'm grateful for the new story anyway.


Alicia May Reading rn pg 85 loving it so far!! Finding the script style hard. I want the whole play in books year by year!!!


Sayali Just now finished it.


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Maddi My parents wouldn't let me stay up to read


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Adam I am!


Dannii ITS NOT TERRIBLE


Morgane I just finished it and although I can't form any coherent thoughts right now, all I can say is I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT


Lola Doesn't it just make you feel nostalgic? <3


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Matt Gabert I may have cried at one point, and been close to it at several others...


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Tara I really like it, but I wish they had changed a few things. Plus, it would have been so much better if it was a novel, and not a script. Scripts are just guidelines, basically. Depending on the actors portrayal and what is happening in the background, characters, lines and scenes could be completely different.


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Vicky I'm afraid to read it. I'm a coward, what if they ruin my perfect vision. I'm waiting and avoiding spoilers.


kiley 5 years of waiting for cc!! 5 years in Azkaban! No new content! I was depressed after I finished because it was a 5 year wait, over in a day!): I cried a lot. I was so happy when albus was a slytherin, I cried with happiness!! I love it so much, I need this to be a new series!


Dicas da Leitora . They ruined. So many plot holes


Joshee Kun (조수아) I'm very curious about the format. Is it written like a Shakespearean play? :D


Lola Do you mean in terms of language? If yes, not at all. But it ''is'' a play, so it is written like any other play... just with shorter, simplified dialogs.


Vaneesha Have you finished reading Lola?


Lola No... I'm 15% done. I'm reading it slowly, because I'm loving it :D


Joshee Kun (조수아) Thanks, Lola! :D It looks like...this? Hehe. XD
http://www.outoftheark.com.au/ext/ima...


Joshee Kun (조수아) Now I understand why Potterheads are saying it's not "book" 8. :)


Lola Yeah, sure, that's a good picture! But don't trust me, I'm only 15% in !!


Gieliza I'm reading this right now too! =D


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