Release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I am a huge Harry Potter nerd, a result of being raised on the movies and novels of the series. So unsurprisingly, I was ecstatic about the release of the eighth story in the Harry Potter saga.

Yesterday at midnight marked the release of the published script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling.

The script, which can be purchased at your local bookstore in book form, is over 300 pages and takes place nineteen years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The description of the book, found on Goodreads, is as follows:

"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."

I attended a Harry Potter themed event in celebration of the book's release. The celebration took place downtown, and involved the transformation of a local area into Diagon Alley, complete with Flourish & Blotts, The Leaky Cauldron, and Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. It was an immersive experience to walk the streets crowded with people dressed in wizarding attire, and to giggle at the confusion of muggle onlookers.

A map from the event I attended.
You can purchase your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Chapters, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.


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