Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Based upon the original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
A Play written in 2 acts by Jack Thorne
Reviewed by Tristan K, California, age 11
Harry Potter fans, here comes the eighth book.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about Albus Potter, Harry Potter’s son. It was written by Jack Thorne, a playwright, and based on the original seven-book Harry Potter series from J.K. Rowling. Although each part is like a book, it is written as a script.
This book is interesting because it involves the book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd task. It spoils it though, if you haven’t read it. In this play, Harry is grown and in his 30s, and a husband and father. But many of the familiar characters are still in his life. For example, Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter battle again. I also liked some of the plot twists, like when Harry’s son befriends Draco’s son, Scorpius Malfoy.
I really liked the fact that it was pretty much a J.K. Rowling book. The characters and story were like what J.K. Rowling would write. The only differences were that Harry said some things he might not have, Ginny said some things she might not have said (I’m not going to tell you how Ginny is related to the story), and it was a play.
Not only will kids who like Harry Potter love this book, but kids who enjoy reading plays will like it too. You might even want to act it out.