Every Potterhead were eagerly waiting for 31st July 2016, why ? July 31st is Harry Potter’s birthday! It is also J.K. Rowling’s birthday and the release date of the new Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It is the 8th Harry Potter book came out after 9 years. I was super excited.
Liberty Books and Dolmen Mall had organized the Launch Party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Dolmen Mall, Clifton. I reached at the launch party at 10:30am and the ground floor was filled with muggles, wizards and witches. People were dressed up as the Severus Snape, Harry Potter and Bellatrix Lestrange. I’ve seen long queues at the HP themed photo booth and at the Liberty Books stall to get the new book. I waited till 2pm just to get my book.
The book is a two-part stage play written by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany. The story is set nineteen years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter who is now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his younger son Albus Severus Potter.
I was so excited that I read it within two hours coz I couldn’t put it down. Those who bought it without realizing it is a script should read the product description more carefully, it is not the fault of the author, it was clearly advertised as a script. I am delighted to say that the magic within the script was very real and soared way above my, very high, expectations. I loved the twists and turns and call backs. There are so many surprises in the book with few new characters. The book will make you want to go see the play – so in a sense it’s a wordy trailer that you’re actually paying for. I feel like a child again, reading the series for the first time.
For any Harry Potter fan this is a must read. Brings back memories of reading my way through the first seven books. I really want to see that play on stage in Pakistan.
My Rating: 4/5