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Monday, September 5, 2016

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" - Reading a Play and Other Thoughts

I'm not sure if this has come across at all, but I am OBSESSED with Harry Potter. My series is starting to fall apart from re-reading over and over again. I'm in the process of designing canvasses to paint for my room, and I'm planning and designing a Harry Potter themed tattoo. Why am I sharing this? To show that I do love this series with my whole heart.

Rowling, Tiffany, Thorne. 2016.
It took my a few weeks to start this one - but only because I didn't want it to end. Once I started this one, I definitely finished it in a short period of time. So let's talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

First, I want to talk format. I absolutely loved reading this as a script. I felt like it makes the story move along and was easier to read. Add in the stage directions to the lines and it's way easier to visualize the story and the stage than when reading a book (that isn't a script). Although I will say, that I didn't feel like I had to use my imagination much with it - especially since I've seen images of the cast, etc.

Now - let's talk story. I really enjoyed reading and learning more about the next generation of Harry Potter characters. However, it probably isn't my favorite thing that I've ever read by Rowling. I am a huge fan of her work (all of her work - not only HP). It felt like some of the plot was grasping at straws for a storyline and it didn't feel as natural and flowing.

Don't get me wrong - I did really enjoy reading this and I'm not bashing it in any way, shape or form. All I'm saying is that it's not my #1 thing I've read by Rowling. Is it because two additional authors are in play for this? Maybe - there's no way for me to know that for sure.

Love or hate it - I'd love to know your thoughts (without spoilers please)! Please share in the comments section or connect with me on social media to chat further.
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