I was thinking if this is still relevant since Harry Potter has always been sensational. But then the fan in me prevailed – I know that what I think about this latest Harry Potter installment still counts. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child made me rummage my old bookshelf and read the entire series again.
What Is It About?
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child features Albus Severus and Scorpius, the two newbies of Hogwarts mentioned in the last chapter of HP 7 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows). Their adventure started when Albus Severus overheard his dad, Harry Potter, talking to the old Amos Diggory about bringing him back to his son Cedric. Cedric was killed in HP 4 (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) while competing in the Triwizard Tournament. Apparently, Amos heard the rumor that the Ministry was able to seize a Time-Turner that would take him back in time. As Harry refused, Albus Severus decided to take it into his hands and help Amos by going back in time and save Cedric from being killed. He shared this with his only friend Scorpius, but like Dumbledore have said in HP 3 (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), time is a very difficult business indeed.
What I Think About It
I am not into reading plays, really. I believe thay plays are meant to be performed and not read, but this book somehow forced me to think otherwise because I would have no other means of reading the story. I guess what I am trying to say is, I still prefer a novel.
Anyway, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child gave me a lot of feels. I didn’t read it when I was a kid – in fact I read the Twilight series first. I thought it was really just a bunch of kid stories and I am just so glad that I proved myself wrong. Though it was clear that Harry, Ron and Hermione were almost in their forties, I had a hard time picturing them with salt and pepper hairs. I guess for me, they would always be these three teenagers who always found themselves involved whenever there were unusual stuff happening in school. Although, Rosie and Scorpius satiated my longing for a Granger-Malfoy tandem, and in this scene I was only able to picture Hermione and Draco in their younger years.
Meddling with time proved to be the dominant message of this book, more than a person’s right to individuality. There were lots of unfavorable repercussions that occured when Al and Scorpius tried to find a way to rescue Cedric back in time. It was clear that what happened is really bound to happen that way, and a slight change in history would change the present and the future big time.
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child effectively provided the fans a good material that would quench the thirst for an update in the wizarding world. To all Harry Potter fans out there just like me – YAY! 😄😄
Should You Read It?
HP fan or not, you’ll enjoy the book, I promise.