Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script

Book 8 of 8 in the Harry Potter Series
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"The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

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."
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on July 31, 2016 by Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-10: 1338099132
ISBN-13: 9781338099133
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  • kabob
    kabobTuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm55 stars
    This book was great and it doesn't leave people minds' blank. It is kind of like an epilogue and lets us forget our curiosity ........................j.k. Rowling is truly a great author.....
    • iikitty
      iikittySunday, January 7, 2018 at 11:25 am55 stars
      This is the best book series in the world, and it’s actually the most selling, BEATING Diary of a Wimpy Kid. J.K Rowling will leave fans BEGGING for more books! Read this, it’s actually my favorite book series ever! Harry Potter RULES!
      • unicorn992
        unicorn992Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 6:44 pm
        this book is about harry potter and friends kids and them getting into trouble. BUT IT IS IN THEATER SCRIPT!!!! that makes me VERY disapointed >:(
        • book_demolisher
          book_demolisherMonday, January 1, 2018 at 7:10 am44 stars
          I was pretty good... but it wasn't quite as fun as the others... Also, it had almost nothing to do with Harry Potter
          • anajas1
            anajas1Monday, December 25, 2017 at 11:10 am44 starsFeatured
            OK... Where to start.... Um... Well, This is a really controversial book, mostly because it wasn't all written by J.K Rowling and it wasn't about Harry Potter much, but was more about his son, Albus Severus. Let me just say, it was a nice story plot, just not in the way that we had all expected. When I picked this book up, I thought it would take me a day or two, like all the other Potter books had done. Wrong. It took me like an hour to read it, but I wouldn't blame that on J.K Rowling, because it was a playwright and you can't make a playwright to long. What I didn't like about it was that the book wasn't really tied in with the other books at all. It makes no sense to me when people call it the eight book! Another thing, it seemed like it was repeating over and over again. Same thing they do this, make a mistake, have to go back and fix it, make another mistake, and you get the idea. But anyway, everything else aside, it was fun to read, and a really nice plot. This is a great book that I personally loved. The book is about Harry Potter's son, Albus Severus. Albus is burdened with the pressure to become just like his father, who was the hero of the wizarding world. But when Albus befriends Scorpio Malfoy, the son of Harry's old nemesis, Draco Malfoy and is sorted into the Slytherin house, Albus is sneered at. But did Harry Potter, hero of the wizarding world, the Boy That Lived, actually sacrifice more people than he saved? When Albus and Scorpio go on a mission to save one of the kids that was killed by Voldemort, they cause more trouble than they can solve alone. But everything together, I think I will give this a four out of five... Cannot believe I am doing this to a J.K Rowling book!
            • gemdragon001
              gemdragon001Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm55 stars
              This book is REALLY good so i suggest it! Out of all of them, I think this is the best. But please tell me what you think!
              • dogloverforever
                dogloverforeverTuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm11 star
                SO, i'm a 8th grader or i would be in my fourth year, so i read the harry potter book millions of times,i started reading them in the first grade and now i'm in the 8th grade, so like i was saying i'm a huge harry potter fen or the biggest potter head ever, i'm a giffindor, so when cursed child comes out i thought it will be good, because all the harry potter gang is all grown up and in the future, so i get the book and start reading it the first page is good but the more and more i read the worse and worse it gets, i get done with it in a hour and when i'm done i want to burn it, the how bad the book is. i'm a nice person but the book is so bad that i could not even give the book 2 stars, the setting is good, and the plot not so much, i mean come on harry potter son albus thinks his dad dose not like him and wants to be better or just like his dad so he try's to bring back someone from the dead that kind of kills his dad, well i'm not going to say the name but he kills nevall before he kills the snake and voldemort kills harrys but still albus is no words for him, the people from the harry potter books are good but in the cursed child the book makes them sound old, draco's son is cool i mean i mean if the book was about draco's son it would have been better, so i don't recomound this to other potter heads.
                • mybooksandi
                  mybooksandiSunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:18 am22 starsFeatured
                  Hmmmm...Let me think... So a curious little Ravenclaw finishes the entire Harry Potter series and thinks, “The Cursed Child couldn’t be that bad, could it?” So then the fourth year picks up the Cursed Child and starts reading. And that’s when things get ugly. So the Ravenclaw (me), is now writing a review...enjoy. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, lets do this. So the very first thing I realized is that IT IS NOT EVEN WRITTEN BY J.K ROWLING, UMM...OK The Ravenclaw thought that was weird. Then I was like, “What The heck, it’s still Harry Potter.” Children, do not fall for that trap. The writing started out pretty well then crashed, broke and well... disintegrated. I kind of liked the concept of Harry in the future, but his son was like the stereo-typical-American-boy. He is ashamed because he can’t be like his dad, and therefore JEALOUS from his dad. #1- Why be jealous of your dad? And #2- Why did you make the storyline so predictable? Because...ummm, the original Harry Potter (yes I said original) was nowhere that low. ***********Setting********** The setting was, well, good I guess? The setting was just like the Harry Potter series, so nothing to compare. ***********Characters****** Oh, great, this is gonna take a long time... Albus- Was, well, the “I-am-misunderstood-and-you-guys-hate-me-even-though-i-am-your-son, type of guy. As I mentioned before, he is jealous of his dad because he saved the world. That makes me wanna grab his shoulders, shake him, and tell him, “IF IT ISN’T FOR YOUR DAD YOU WOULDN’T EVEN BE ALIVE!” Then offer him Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Harry- Was Harry. But it kind of saddened me that he apologized to his kid for doing nothing. But thankfully I was yelling in the background, “HARRY HONEY YOU DID NOTHING WRONG,YOU JUST GAVE BIRTH TO VOLDEMORT’S TWIN!” *haha, not really* Ginny- Was Ginny. Except that she didn’t really take part in the story. Sounds weird? Let me tell you this. Moms care about their children, and Ginny really didn’t care if her son got slaughtered. Ummmm... you’re not the mother of the year. Ron- In The Cursed Child, Ron owns the Weasley’s joke shop. So should I assume that *SPOILER* George is dead too?! *sniff* Hermione- I NEVER KNEW SHES THE MINISTER FOR MAGIC! + Did J.K Rowling ever mention that? I have no idea... In all, no. I wish I never read this book. (Is it a book? Script? A complete disappointment?) But I am a very serious Harry Potter fan so, umm, I’ll give it a two star rating. Just because I am nice. (I think)
                  • skyflower121
                    skyflower121Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8:03 am22 stars
                    I agree wholeheartedly. This book was a complete disaster. I barely got 3/4s way into it before I said "Yep, done finished" I would not recommend this book
                  • lunarstar
                    lunarstarThursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:49 pm33 stars
                    The way it is written is intresting
                    • puppies_kittens
                      puppies_kittensThursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:53 am55 stars
                      I am OVER the top about Harry Potter. You could say I'm a Potter Head I have read them all. If you like Magic this is the book for you

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