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Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildHarry Potter and the Cursed Child

by J K Rowling

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So far we have received 20 reviews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

You can read them below.

Elouise from Year 7, Healing Academy, Grimsby:

This is a brilliant book, I absolutely love it!, in my opinion the only way to possibly improve it would be to write a book version of it because right now it is just a play script version. I bought this book because I think that it is quite fascinating to find out what everyone gets up to 19 years later so I really enjoyed reading this long awaited sequel to my all time favourite series. My favourite part was when Albus finds his first ever friend, the friendship was so heart warming and so powerful it was extraordinary. It just goes to show that no matter what name or appearance someone has they can still be a true friend even though Harry and Rose Weasley disapproved of the true friendship that the two boys possessed.

Marks out of 10: 9

Isaiah-John from Year 8, Hall Cross Academy:

I loved the harry potter book so when i heard another one was coming out i was overjoyed until i read it it is basically telling you what happened in the other book except with i time turner, it was just boring reading what i have already bought

Marks out of 10: 4

cameron from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

harry potter is the best book I have ever see in my life because I like harry and ron and hermione granger and dumbledore.

Marks out of 10: 10

Benjamin from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

Harry Potter books have all been astounding but this is on its own level I read this book so many times both as a book and a play script the magic truly comes alive.

Marks out of 10: 10

Emily from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

I love reading this book as it is written in play form which I find easier to read.I love the creativity put into this book

Marks out of 10: 10

Danielle from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

As a fan of the Harry Potter series, I really enjoyed this book as much as the others maybe even more! The storyline is really intriguing. It shows a bond beginning to form between Harry and Draco as they search and help their beloved sons. It also shows the true meaning of friendship between Rose, Albus and Scorpus. Friends being separated (Albus and Rose) would cause of argument but Albus becoming friends with his dads worst enemy's son and they both get u in slytherin but Rose in Gryfindor. But it all works out in the end.

Marks out of 10: 9

Molly from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

This has to be the best of all the Harry Potter books! It is full of exciting twists and magic. The best part about it is that we get to see The Boy Who Lived's child take his seat and start his Hogwarts adventure after a surprised choice of house by the Sorting Hat. I would strongly recommend reading this book as it is the best I have ever read!

Marks out of 10: 10

charlie from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

This book is one of the best books I have ever read however, I believe that J K Rowling hates this particular version and carry on of Harry Potter because she believes that certain things should go a certain way with Harry Potter. In this book it portrays Albus' and Scorpius' lives and adventures through Hogwarts. I love their ideas and think that it is a good carry on to the series.

Marks out of 10: 10

Freya from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This book is magical! This is one of the best J.K. Rowling books I have ever read! It's all about Harry Potter's and his friends children. I love all the twists like how Harry Potter's middle child's [Albus Severus Potter's] best friend is Malfoy's son [Scorpios Malfoy] and how Lord Voldemort had a child! I love how they go back in time and loads of things happen and present day changes like Hermione goes from the Minister for Magic to an outlaw hiding from the Ministry...a combination of magic, mystery, time-travel and prophecies all in one book! I loved this story and all its plots twists and turns.

Marks out of 10: 10

harry from Year 5, - Home Educated -:

It is a pretty good book although its not that good as a play-script. i like it since its harry potter but its a bit attention demanding so its a good book over all

Marks out of 10: 7

Katie from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

I found this book really hard to get into as the start it quite boring for me but if you like mystery you will like this book as this is the first Harry Potter book I have read I am still going to read the rest to see if I enjoy them as everyone says they are very good. so I gave this book 5 out of 10 as I said before it is real hard to get into. but I still hope you enjoy reading this book.

Marks out of 10: 5

shania from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

Wow harry potter is an amazing fantastic book ever. I really love harry potter because all of the magic and mysterious it has in the book. I will always read this book all the time. Some people say they dont like harry potter because it is hard to read because of all the magic in the book. Well if you want to read this book you have to get in the magic first. But it is an good book ever.

Marks out of 10: 10

cameron from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

i love harry potter and the cursed child because albus potter is in slytherin but he is good , he is cursed because harry potter has a scar from voldemort.

Marks out of 10: 10

Hannah from Year 7, - Home Educated -:

This book is amazing I was so excited when i found out that the 8th Harry Potter book was coming out and even better it was on my birthday. I really enjoyed this book although lots of it is quite similar to the other books just going back with a time turner but it is still an amazing book although if you haven't read the other Harry Potter books go back and read the rest because if you haven't you will find this book very confusing! this book is more of a script rather then a book so is a bit hard to read but is amazing i would recommend this book to any Harry Potter fans. This is a page turner with lots of plot mystery and a twist I absolutely love this book. I also think that maybe it should be in the primary list. I would age rate this 8-13

Marks out of 10: 9

Emily from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

I love this book so much I love that there is magic and mystery. I have read this book so many times since I got it and loved every moment of reading it. I 100% recommend this book to all people of any ages. By far my favourite book ever.

Marks out of 10: 10

charlie from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

i;m going to give this book 8/10 because it is more of a play script then a book . so this why it is 8/10 , Albus is harry's potters son . Ron's sister Ginny is Harry wife. if you like play scripts you should read this book. but if you don't like play scripts don't bover reading

Marks out of 10: 8

Neve from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

This book is really good I couldn't put it down. I would recommend to all ages. One of my favourite Harry Potter books

Marks out of 10: 10

Taylor from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

In my opinion this was a really good book it has features that no other book has it is laid out like a script which no other book is like that I think that is what makes it stand out.

Marks out of 10: 10

Ayesha from Year 9, Healing Academy, Grimsby:

I think that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a great book for people who have read and loved the Harry Potter series, as I do. This spin-off is great as it adds all the characters we know and love and there world in which we have missed out on. The fact that Hermione, Ron and Harry (the main characters of the first books) have grown ,and we get to admire and get to know their children and the adventures they get up to feels special. My favourite part of the whole book would be the part where Scorpius enters a reversed world where all he knows is lost because of Neville dying , and as he is not one of the main characters in all of the books but merely one of there friends who help the three of them when it is needed it makes the audience think and this plot twist is probably not something that majority of fans would think of which personally, i find quite interesting.

Marks out of 10: 9

isaiah-john from Year 7, Hall Cross Academy:

There was one new character to the series also i don't think it to be canon to harry potter it goes against everything in the original books like time travel also Cedric Diggory a death eater? it goes against everything we know about cedric and the magical world it is clearly just to get money because a soon as you put harry potter in the title of a book it's going to make money so i conclude that it is the worst harry potter book that i have ever read like i'd rather be tort by lockhart than read this book again

Marks out of 10: 1