Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (BOOK REVIEW!)
Posted August 1st, 2016 by Codename-X12
A Book Review by Predator-6 (Jack)
in the Guardians HQ
RATING: PG (cuz no descriptions of violence, or anything else)
STARS: 3.00 stars out of 5 , compared to 4.5 stars out of 5 for Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows)
I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, so here's a book review about the long-anticipated new story from J.K. Rowling. I'll try to keep out spoilers for you guys who haven't read it yet.
So anyway, before I start I have to say that when an old series (film or book) is rebooted, old fans of the series will always be disappointed with features, but I think this book gives old fans good reason to be slightly disappointed.
First I gotta say that it's a play script so don't expect novel-quality description. Basically its just a sentence or two that tells you what's happening followed by a list of people's names and what they say. So for example, I'll write the rest of this book review as a play script you will find in the Cursed Child.
Jack sits down in chair in front of computer and types 'KidPub'. He is soon looking at the home screen. He clicks 'Book Reviews' and starts typing on keyboard.
Jack: I would give the Cursed Child three out of five stars. It just seemed like a sort of Harry Potter fanfiction, not really authentic. Without giving much away, it had time-travel and all the resulting crazies like in Back to the Future.
Jack: A plus is that the characters are original and have nicely-portrayed personalities. But the thing I can't get past is that it seems like a feeble attempt to drain more story from an ended novel series.
Jack: Another thing that I didn't like was the story was slightly confusing and sometimes hard to follow, probably because it's a play script. Why did he have an extra ______ the hole dang time and why did he not use it before when everyone thought there was just one!?
Jack: But I also say that it was still creative and fun to read and it's cool to see some of the old characters twenty years later. I enjoyed the book, but find it hard to overlook the things I mentioned before. You might just want to see the play before reading the book, it would make a lot more sense.
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