Title: The Cursed Child
Author: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Publisher: Pottermore 2016
Rating: 3/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Mount TBR; Popsugar - Multiple Authors
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."
I am very conflicted about this one. I was very excited to read this as I loved the original Harry Potter series. And so I finally started reading, and I was thoroughly disappointed. Most of the storyline is just a rehashing of the original Harry Potter series. Albus is just experiencing the same angst as his father. And it's super boring... The good parts of the play revolved around Scorpius and Draco. I would have loved to read more about their complicated relationship. I think Draco's growth throughout the original series and beyond is fascinating. I would have loved to read that play. Unfortunately, that's not the story we got. Therefore, I give this one 3 stars.