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.
This edition was published by Little Brown UK, July 31st 2016
I purchased my copy at 9:01 am on the 31st of July, 2016, (AEST).
I finished this book on the 2nd of August.
And collectively, my thought are very confused, my emotions terribly conflicted.
This Special Rehearsal Edition of the screen play no doubtably had it’s flaws, but I still found my way reaching for the book every possible moment – on the train, in the parking lot, and on my work break – I could manage.
I had the opportunity to work for my store launch and wore the house colours of Gryffindor, and sported my Harry Potter scar (which was apparently on the wrong side of my forehead) as I sold hundreds of gorgeous hardback copies to muggles, wizards, witches and squibs. Thankfully, no demontors were found lurking my shelves
(I am not a Gryffindor – just so we’re clear)
This screenplay starts us off where we left, at Kings Cross Station, Harry and his son, Albus, discussing how the sorting ceremony may take place. And from what I can gather, the dialogue was exact (don’t quote me though) and I was pretty confident about the layout and how the book would progress.
And boy, was there a lot of events and problems happening at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – not that that’s out of the ordinary – apart from the fact that it’s been nearly two decades since any ‘actual’ trouble.
I found myself constantly going back to past scenes to understand what was happening, perhaps I was subconsciously skimming the pages of the play, or there was just too many hardships going on at once?
I had to give this book a three and half out of five stars, and one of those stars is purely because of the characters I missed aka DRACO MALFOY (despite some of his actions)
For the most part, I really did enjoy this screenplay, but some of the things that took place…seem unlikely to me, and I’m ignoring the canon of this entire story.
Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down.
If only I could turn back time, ey.
I would recommend this book if you are definitely going two feet into the Harry Potter franchise, however, if you are content with how this series ended in Deathly Hallows…I might just suggest you leave it at that, for as long as you possibly can…