As someone obsessed with everything Harry Potter it’s safe to say I was excited at the prospect of another book coming out. So imagine my disappointment when I found it was to be made into a play, rather than a film and the book that was to be released would be a play script rather than a novel. However my love for the fandom made me buy the book, it took me two days total to read and complete it, it was a whirlwind of emotions. On one hand, I was getting see characters I had grown up with all grown up themselves with families and careers but at the same time, I understood that after this it would be the end of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s journey which saddened me.
So where do I start?
The play itself is written as a continuation, starting off where Deathly Hallows ended. We meet Albus Severus the middle child of Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter and discover the burden of being “the odd one out” in the Potter-Weasley clan. The book as we know is written as a screenplay or play script so unlike a traditional novel it jumps about and gives directions as to what each character would be doing or saying in that situation. With that being said it’s obvious that there would be more speech rather than description. Now onto the story.
Now onto the plot of the story, without giving too much away I can say in all honesty that, yes I did enjoy the story but also it felt more like a fanfiction. Although I could see the story unfold in my mind, it felt as though Rowling had pandered a lot to the fans. Don’t get me wrong I respect her for wanting to make her fans happy they got her to where she is today but on the other hand, it made certain parts of the story to me at least seem unrealistic within the Harry Potter world. With that being said though, I really enjoyed the story and I’m glad to have it in my collection, especially since I’m unable to see the play in person.