The Harry Potter series is one of the most popular series of books that spawned its own movies. J.K Rowling herself is an inspiration all around the world. Aft
er J.K. Rowling finished the seventh book, "Deathly Hallows" fans were dying for a new book for almost a decade afterward. Finally, their hunger and thirst for a new book has been quenched, as the eighth book has finally come out.
The Cursed Child takes off where the seventh book ended, Harry’s son, Albus, is going to Hogwarts. He encounters Draco Malfoy’s son, Scorpius Malfoy. Also, there is Hermione and Ron’s child, Rose Granger-Weasley. I didn’t like the style of the writing because of the way it needs to be read. Since this “book” is technically a script for a play, it would be easier to see pictures or re-enactments of the story. This script does not carry any pictures, making it harder to visualize.
Also, it is not very friendly to people who are new to the series. Certain elements from the previous stories are randomly reintroduced into the story and sometimes play a big role in the story, like the Time Turner. The Time Turner is something that played a big role in the third book in the series, “The Prisoner of Azkaban”. If you haven’t read the book, you won’t be able to understand this point in the story because it doesn't go in depth about how the device works, making it even harder to understand. In addition, this device is one of the main parts of the story, making the overall plot confusing.
On the other hand, certain scenes were not as bad as other parts of the story were. The scene where Rose and Albus talk about how they were going to be in the house of Gryffindor, is an enjoyable scene because the readers sees the type of friendship they share with each other. Also, old characters are re-introduced such as Cedric Diggory and his father and the other people from the ministry of magic.
At the end of it all, the book “Harry Potter the Cursed Child” is a good read, but it could have accomplished much more. I’d give it a 7 or an 8 out of 10.