Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I’m a Harry Potter fanatic. Go ahead, quiz me! If Hogwarts was real, I’d never grow up and forever be a student. I’ve seen all the movies, each more times than I can count on two hands. If you’re just as crazed over Harry Potter as I am, you need to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Diagon Alley in Universal, Orlando.. Incredible! I plan on experiencing the same in California this October. I even have my very own wand (Harry’s, of course) that actually does magic throughout the Worlds!

Now, to the point of this post…. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I pre-ordered this gem months before it’s release date in fear that the book would fly right of the shelves. I came home from work on “release day” to a tiny package on my front stoop.. I knew right away that it was the book. I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning. I ripped the package open in excitement and began reading right away. I finished the book in 3 days as it was quite a compelling read.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child isn’t like the typical Harry Potter novel.. It’s a stage play so the book is written as dialogue between the characters. It’s much easier to read but also doesn’t include as much detail and magical amplitude as the novels do. It’s an awe-inspiring story though, I must say. This book picks up right where “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” ends and we re-immerse ourselves in the journey of Hogwarts but through the eyes of Albus, Harry’s son.

I don’t want to say much more as some of you may not have read the book yet, and I don’t want to spoil it for you, but I definitely recommend this book. Although it may not hold a candle to J.K. Rowling’s seven novel series, it’s as almost as this book was a little gift to those who wanted just one more story after the last call.

xo, Carly

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