The following is in response to a play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, based on a new story by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, and J. K. Rowling.
This play, which follows the story of Rowling’s famous Harry Potter series, was the twenty-first book that I read this year as part of my Goodreads.com challenge. As a big potterhead, I was extremely excited to get my hands on a copy of this play and I was not disappointed.
Harry’s son Albus is put into Slytherin house at Hogwarts and befriends Malfoy’s son Scorpius—Escandalo! It is an unlikely paring, given the heated distance between the boy’s fathers, but the boys develop a tight relationship reminiscent of Harry, Ron, and Herione’s, the three amigos from the original Harry Potter series. The story follows the two boy’s journey through alternate presents and who you expect to be good is not. I don’t want to give too much away—you should definitely read this play if you love Harry potter—but I will say that the theme is sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.