Harry Potter and The Cursed Child : Book Review

Book Title : Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Author : J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany.

Date of Publication : July 31, 2016.

Rating (Out of Five Stars) : 3.


I liked the book, I didn’t love it but I liked it so why did I give it a 3?

Well for the most part, it was because of the Fan fiction feel of the entire thing. Every moment, I felt like I was reading an ordinary fan fiction and it really disappointed me though the idea was interesting.

I won’t talk about the writing for it was a script and I must admit, I don’t know much about script writing so I am just going to look at this from a reader’s standpoint.

The book was clearly from a young person’s point of view, he was ridiculous and assumptive and did everything to go against his father. Honestly, he really was everything like his father or perhaps that’s just J.K. Rowling’s writing skills showing through.

I never did really think she was a good writer though I love her work, I love it for the idea.

Honestly, I did expect worse but still. It really wasn’t that bad. She created more plot holes but that’s about it. I don’t feel like it was the end of the Harry Potter series and it disappoints me because of that. I feel like Harry’s life isn’t over so I should still be reading about.

I was hoping this book would actually give me closure but I didn’t so I can’t rate this book anything higher than a 3. It’s worth a 3.


Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is the eighth book in a coveted series that is loved by one and all. Any reader can read this series and find something about it that they love. Set many years into the future, you are met with the same scene that we last saw our beloved characters.

Albus is sorted into Slytherin and becomes fast friends with Scorpius Malfoy. Their friendship continues on for three years as they go through a series of bullying and outcasting until we reach the summer going into fourth year where Albus (Because it’s always the Potters!) hears a conversation between Amos Diggory, the father of Cedric Diggory, and requests Harry to go back in time to save Cedric but Harry denies this.

When Albus finds out about the rumor being true, he enlists Scorpius to help him go back in time to save Cedric which leads to them jumping off the Hogwarts Express and going to the retirement home where Amos Diggory and his niece, Delphi Diggory, resides.

This, of course, leads to go to the Ministry and stealing the time turner and going back in time to the first task.

Side Note : To be honest, I don’t know how to talk about this without telling you a lot of stuff!

When they come back, they notice that a lot has changed. Hermione has essentially become the new Snape, Hermione and Ron are not married, Ron is married to Padma Patil, and Albus is sorted into Gryffindor.

However his relationship with his father is still the same so clearly their problems run deeper than just that.

They ultimately decide to go back and this time finds themselves in the second task. One things leads to another and Scorpius finds himself alone in another alternative dimension where Harry Potter is dead, Cedric Diggory is a death eater, Umbridge is still a teacher, Voldemort is at large, but hey, at least Snape is alive? The funny thing is that it’s all because Cedric kills Neville in the Final Battle.

There is also Mudblood Death Camps, Torture Chambers, and so much more.


Like Neville is ten times more important than we originally thought.


So Scorpius finds Severus Snape and quickly explains the situation. At first Snape doesn’t believe him until he begins talking about Lily Evans. HE’S ALIVE AND WE GET TO SEE HIS REACTION.

This leads Snape to taking Scorpius to Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley (who are still not together) who are extremely wanted but no one really talks about why. BUT HEY AT LEAST SNAPE SMILED. AND YES, HE DID SMILE.


But anyways, so Dementors come and Hermione and Ron sacrifice themselves after they confess their love for each other. Apparently in every version, they still love each other so I must ask. HOW DO YOU PEOPLE SHIP DRAMIONE OR ANYTHING BESIDES ROMIONE!?

Then the saddest thing happens and Snape dies…


Finally Scorpius goes back in time and fixes everything.

Now I would like to ask you guys way too many questions! Essentially I am done telling you word for word what happens.

A : How the hell did Rudolphus get out of Azkaban?

B : Why did Theodore Nott go to Azkaban?

C : Are they purposely making Scorpius and Rose the new James and Lily?

D : Who was your favorite character? Mine was Scorpius.

E : How the heck does Delphi have white and blue hair if her parents are Voldy and Bella?

F : How is Molly still alive?

G : Why does no one mention Sirius?

H : Where is George?

I :  Why does no one ever talk to Neville?

J : How did Hermione become Minister? Was Draco right?


L : How did no one know about Delphi? I mean, surely Hogwarts records existed.

M : Fun Fact : Molly kills Bellatrix and says something about being a mother. How do you think she would have reacted having learned that Bellatrix was in fact a Mother?

N : Why is Hermione the next Snape after they change the first tournament?

O : Why is Harry and Ginny still together in all versions?

P : McGonagall is still badass. Not a question, just a statement.

Q : So we found out what Astoria was like. A lot of Fanfiction writers were wrong. What house was she in??

R : So we were all right about Harry losing his ability to speak Parseltongue after everything. So my question is, how does he gain it back???

S : They talked about how “magic has changed since I was in school?” IN WHAT WAY?



A Disappointed Potterhead,

Sabrina Ingram.



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Sabrina Ingram

Hello, my name is Sabrina Ingram. I am the author of The White Butterfly and The Girl in the Cage. You can find me on my website (www.sheswritingmore.com) where I talk about writing, books, personal things, and much more!

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