Okay, so I read this through twice to make sure I got everything, and I am pretty sure I ONLY enjoyed it because it’s more Harry Potter in book form.
Albus and Scorpius are so sweet and I am so happy that they are best friends in Slytherin. There needed to be a Potter in Slytherin just like how Sirius was the only member of the Black family in Gryffindor. I honestly adore Scorpius and how sweet he is despite his whole family’s reputation. Both boys are lonely and sad, but they have each other and they aren’t spiteful.
There are several plot holes that I have problems with (especially with Delphi), but you know what? I don’t even know if want to discuss them right now because, as I said before, it’s new Harry Potter and that is enough for me right now. I’ve spent 15 years of my life with this series and one fanfiction-y play isn’t going to change that for the world.
Was this extension of the Harry Potter Universe all that I hoped and dreamed for? Not by a long shot. Was it enough to make me laugh and cry and fall in love with my childhood all over again? Yes. And, in the end, that’s all I could ever want.
All is well. (Even if parts are on par with infamous fanfiction, My Immortal)
Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
Published: July 31st, 2016
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Synopsis: 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.