Harry Potter and the cursed child

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I received this week the 2 new books from JK Rowlings, The Cursed Child and Fantastic beasts. I read The Cursed Child in 2 days (it took me 2 days because I am working a lot) and LOVED it! The story is amazing and it is very easy to read because it is the script of a play (theater), so you basically only have dialogs.

The book starts exactly with the last scene from the eighth Harry Potter movie (seventh book), 19 years into the future. But as the story develops, we also revisit some scenes and events from the past.

It was soo nice ‘meeting’ old friends again and seeing how they are doing in the future! Now they are married, have kids, jobs…  The world is different but the enemy is still the same.

If you are a big fan of Harry Potter and are not sure if you should give the book a chance, think again! It is soo worth it! I know some people feel cheated, because JK Rowling said there would be only 7 books, but I really think that she just wanted to make Potter-fans happy and give them a taste of what could be, what happens after “they lived happily ever after”. And she did it gracefully!  This book plus the series of books and movies about the fantastic beasts should keep fans entertained for some time. 🙂

banner-1165979_640 SPOILER ALERT!!

From this point on, I will give spoilers about what happens in the story.

Harry’s’ son Albus Severus Potter travels to the past to try and save Cedric. He wants to undo some of his father’s mistakes. The relationship between Albus and Harry is very complicated. Albus is not in Gryffindor, but in Slytherin and his best friend is Draco’s son Scorpius.

One thing that is discussed in this book that was not during the previous ones are the possible repercussions of time travelling. When Harry and Hermione travel back in time to save Buckbeak and Syrius Black, nothing else changed. I always thought it was strange. But here we really can see the ‘butterfly effect’. When Albus and  Scorpius go back in time to the Triwizard Tournament the first time,  minor changes happen in the future: Ron and Hermione don’t get married, so they never have Rose  (Scorpius loves Rose) but the second time everything is changed, Voldermord is alive, Harry Potter is dead. Changing even the smallest thing in the past could have enormous consequences.

In the end, of course, everything goes back to normal but not before a few surprises, like the fact that Voldermord had a child with Bellatrix, a girl. This girl grew up and calls herself Delphi. She is the one who instigated Albus and Scorpius to go back and change the past. She wants to save her father. When she sees that this is impossible, she then tries to prevent him from attacking Harry, because this was his biggest mistake.

I can just recommend the book, the plot and the rhythm of the story are just amazing!

 

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About the author: jdb

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She is a language teacher since 2001, an English teacher since 2007 and an on-line language teacher since 2011. She is the founder of the OLC Clube, your Language Club. Jennifer loves watching movies and series, reading, travelling, meeting new people,learning about other cultures and world history, learning in general and teaching.

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