It is impossible to review Harry Potter and the Cursed Child without remembering the magic the seven books brought to muggles all over the world. An neglected English boy, in a “semi parallel universe”,  leaves his suburban life for a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  I grew up with Harry Potter, waiting for the next book or movie to be released (and if I’m honest, waiting for my Hogwarts letter to arrive).

A must read for Harry Potter fans

So when news of the unexpected sequel to the epilogue in Deathly Hallows was first announced, I almost couldn’t believe it. Although the script format took some getting used to, nothing could keep me away from another Harry Potter book. If you are any kind of Harry Potter fan, I believe you have to read this book.

Book Cover - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts one & two / John Tiffany

Over the original seven books, Rowling’s Greek style of writing has steadily become more complex, compelling and concise.  I always considered her one of the best contemporary storytellers. Although Rowling pieced the story together nineteen years later, without her guiding hand and her usual subtlety, her co-writers have been allowed to mar her own beloved characters. The Cursed Child has none of her usual subtlety, which I always enjoyed when reading any of the Harry Potters.

Breathing life back into our favourite witches and wizards

Regardless of the writing, the story breathes life back into our favourite witches and wizards, Harry, Ron, Ginny and Hermione. And this will forever be reason enough for me to read any Harry Potter book that should ever be released. Always.

Steph reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, wand in hand