Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

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*some spoilers below*

For those of you who didn’t know, this is a play script with a hardcover on it. I, for one, did not know until I picked up the book. With that being said, this is not a terrible book. It doesn’t take long to pick up a flow in reading. It’s a quick read that can be completed in one sitting which is understandable; it’s a play.
This play follows the life of Albus Potter – the bratty child of Harry and Ginny who can’t escape his last name. It gets quite irritating the way he acts and it almost made me want to put the book down. I would smack him aross the head if I could. They really portrayed him as some self-loathing character; who eventually realizes that life isn’t all that bad. Life is about making the best out of what you have.
While growing up, Albus dislikes his father more and more. He hears of constant tales of his father’s heroism and it reminds him that he will never be as great as his father. Albus overhears about Cedric Diggory – the boy who died because of the boy who lived. He hears rumors of a Time-Tuner, a time machine in a form of a pendant, and seeks it out to undo the death of Cedric. Albus and his best friend, Scorpius Malfoy, use the Time-Turner to go back in time unaware that the slightest changes in history causes large ripples that affect their current and future lives.
This play was a little disappointing, but I am sure if this play was acted out, it would be much better. I will probably never find out unless it gets brought over to the States. Maybe even in the form of a movie. The story of Ilvermorny is way more intriguing than this. That’s definitely a story I can get behind and it’s only available on Pottermore.

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