Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was absolutely perfect. A must read for those who grew up with the books. It will make you cry; It will make you laugh. But most of all, it will make you smile. Smiling as your love for the series years ago comes right back like it never left.
I grew up with the Harry Potter series. I remember back in 1998 reading the first book in 7th grade as part of a book report project followed by the summer where I immediately read through The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban in three days. I was immediately sucked in. After that I went to all the midnight releases at Barnes & Noble and all the midnight releases of the movies. The final book came out the summer before I went off to college. The series ending as my childhood ended was bitter sweet. It was truly sad to see everything come to an end.
So, you can imagine the excitement I felt when I heard the for me the Cursed Child was coming out. Yet, I didn’t know what to expect as I didn’t want to ruin something so perfect. I knew J.K. Rowling wouldn’t let us down and that she didn’t. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was perfectly amazing. If you are like me and scared reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will ruin your amazing memories of the series growing up – DON’T. Grab the book and start reading – should only take you about 3 hours to read. Everything about this book/play is truly perfect.
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, 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 July 30, 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.
About JK Rowling
J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in the summer of 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, and where her course included one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London to work at Amnesty International, doing research into human rights abuses in Francophone Africa. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel. Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to her daughter Jessica in 1993. When her marriage ended, she returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where “Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone” was eventually completed and in 1996 she received an offer of publication. The following summer the world was introduced to Harry Potter.”Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in June 1997 and was published as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in America by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic in September 1998.