Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

eBook - 2016 | Special Rehearsal Edition
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Publisher: Valley View : Pottermore from J.K. Rowling, 2016
Edition: Special Rehearsal Edition
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 04, 2017

This is a fairly good book. I loved that J.K. Rowling added on to the Harry Potter series and I was happy to read about the characters from the original series. I loved how we are introduced to new characters and the main focus of this novel (or screen play) is not on the original characters but rather their children. It has some twists and turns and we learn more about the original characters (like Harry, Ron, Hermione, etc). This book is not my favourite amongst the Harry Potter series but it was enjoyable and a good read. It does not meet the standard set by the other books in the series, but I still have to say I enjoyed it. I recommend that any fans of Harry Potter read this book. I rate it 3.5/5.
- @potterhead of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This book had an amazing story. But, I didn’t like how this book was designed as a play book rather then a typical novel. This sort of limited my understanding of the book as the author doesn’t really provide insights on their life. The story of the book was told in a play format containing only dialogues for each character. The story was nice and surprising as Harry has to deal with the losses and burdens of adulthood. But, personally I think that the script is missing the fully imagined, immersive amplitude of Ms. Rowling’s novels. But, she did a tremendous job of conjuring a story line in the world and remaining true to its characters and rules.
- @The_Dark_Knight of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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happycanuck
Nov 14, 2016

Be glad you didn't pay for this money grab. The play script format is distracting throughout. Long unexplained periods of time are frustrating. There is no flow to the story - just choppy scenarios. Glimmers of JK Rowling's brilliant ideas are there from time to time but not developed.

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Niffler_Newt
Sep 04, 2016

The best, and notably saddest, yet most heartwarming book I have ever dared to put my nose in.

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