I’ll be honest, I’ll forever be disappointed that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child isn’t a novel, but instead a screenplay. I won’t complain too much though, because it’s a new Harry Potter story and its a wonderful story. First and foremost, this book is a story about a son, Albus Severus, coming to terms with the legacy of his father, Harry Potter, and coping with its inevitable impact on his life. It’s a coming of age story, and a story of the relationship between father and son.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
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Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians out there! There’s no better way to kick off the summer than in red and white, and maybe with a good book in hand?
My must reads for the first month of the summer (yay!) are:
- And I Darken by Kiersten White
- Paper and Fire: The Great Library by Rachel Caine
- The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
- Rebellion by J.A. Souders
- The Dragon Round by Stephan S. Power
- Black River Falls by by Jeff Hirsch
- Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy (I know, it’s not my typical read, but once you read the summary, you’ll understand!)
And if you haven’t already read them, but you’re looking for some light summer reads, be sure to check out:
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (you can check out my review of the book here)
- The Selection Series by Keira Cass (you can check out my review of the book here)
- The Siren by Keira Cass
- The 100 Series by Cass Morgan (which also has a wonderful TV series adaptation, if you’re interested)
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (or any book by John Green really, although this one is about a summer road trip)
- the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
- The Cold Awakening Trilogy by Robin Wasserman
And of course, let us not forget that this is the month that we finally get the sequel we’ve all been waiting for, because we never left, not really. So mark July 31st, 2016 on your calendars, because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally hitting shelves.