All the stars for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! If I could give more stars I would. I would give lightning bolts if I had them.
FYI: I don’t know if this review will have spoilers or not. Just typing from the heart and mind people.
19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts and we find ourselves an older Harry, Ginny, Ron, and Hermione. All with children, all with problems. First things first, we start with the good stuff:
We have Albus Potter who is Harry and Ginny’s son, and Scorpius Malfoy who is Draco and Astoria’s son. In his first year, Albus is scared about what friends he will make and which house he will be sorted into. When he jumps on the Hogwarts Express he meets Scorpius and they become acquainted. They become even better friends when…drum roll… Albus gets sorted into Slytherin much to the dismay of many and to the delight of Scorpius. I adore their friendship, although I don’t know if it will reach the same epic heights as the Potter, Weasley, Granger combo, but it comes super close! Scorpius will do anything to ensure that Albus is okay and vice versa. They really care about each other and we see once again how the power of friendship can win over evil.
It was very interesting reading about Harry and Ginny as a married couple and the same goes for Ron and Hermione. Their relationships were pretty much the same just more mature because of time. I really like the Ginny got to speak a lot. I don’t have many complaints about the original books, but I wish that Ginny was more involved. I really like her! Draco has obviously matured a lot too, and just as we saw more of his true character and nature come out in the final books, we get a bit more insight into what he felt when he was younger, now when he is older and has a son of his own. There was one line in the book, where Draco mentions wanting to be happy, and that completely tugged at my heartstrings. Just goes to show you that not everything is black and white. There is so much grey involved.
Besides the characters the plot was great! I kept having to put the book down because I was reading it too fast and I didn’t want it to end.
I know a lot of people didn’t enjoy the script style or have personal opinions about the relationship between Albus and Scorpius and how it should have been played out, but I think it was perfect. The script was written by multiple people and they took a very creative route, one which I am very happy about. It was magical and magnificent and I will treasure this token as much as I treasure the 7 books that came before. All was well.