A little look at the final Harry Potter installment
It’s Sunday afternoon. I’m not hungover but I am a little tired after getting in late and I spend a couple of extra hours in bed. I would have pulled my butt out of bed sooner if I had known that the most anticipated book/play of the year was sat waiting for me outside my bedroom door.
PSA: I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I absolutely love it. At first I was intrigued with how the Potter story could be developed and how one of Harry’s child’s stories could be told without ruining the previous series or without it being disappointing. However, the book (I’m calling it a book even though I know it’s a play because I haven’t seen it performed but just read it) was absolutely amazing. It made me laugh and definitely shed a tear at certain points.
I’ll discuss a little bit about it without spoiling anything for you guys! It follows Albus, Harry’s middle child, as he enters Hogwarts and makes friends with Scorpius Malfoy – yes, Draco’s son! Albus ends up in Slytherin with Scorpius and finds himself feeling pressure to live up to the Potter name which he feels he can’t do. Especially with him not being placed into Gryffindor. His Hogwarts experience is much different from his father’s. Albus and Scorpius are incredibly unpopular but their friendship is really heart warming.
The main action in the story begins when they try to travel back in time to save Cedric Diggory from death after Amos (his father) comes to the Potter residence and blames Harry for his son’s death. If you’ve read the series or seen the films especially Prisoner of Azkaban you’d know the mess that can be made by using Time Turners. Albus and Scorpius find themselves in alternate realities where characters who died in the series are back and characters who are alive are dead. It’s a really interesting take and seeing some of the old characters who died in the series come back was really heartbreaking. There is a huge plot twist and some really amazing scenes.
The friendship between Scorpius and Albus was definitely my favorite part of the whole book. Plus seeing Draco reconcile with Harry, Ron and Hermione for the sake of their son’s friendship is really amazing. The alternate realities are such an interesting idea although seeing certain characters alive again if things had turned out slightly differently absolutely broke my heart!
Even if you’re not the biggest Harry Potter fan I highly recommend you get your hands on this! There’s more info added to the series and it’s not something you want spoiling for you!