Rating: 4 Stars.
It’s a book that really needs no introduction. Almost 20 years later, Harry Potter has a family, and his child Albus and his legacy difficulties becomes the focus of this story. It’s not a novel, but rather a play written in two parts.
I was captivated from the beginning. I loved the perspective of Albus, and the friendship that he develops is everything I remember loving about Hermione, Harry and Ron. Rowling does friendships and relationships beautifully, and the magical world lives on beautifully in this story.
I have to say, I feel rather cheated that this is a play, and not an actual novel. There’s just so much depth that is missing from this tale, so much detail that J.K. Rowling is so good at, that simply disappears in this format. There was so much potential to turn this into something a little more. So much was brushed over and it felt as though time passed by quite a bit more quickly, which through me off. I don’t regret reading it, or owning it, and I certainly would love to see it staged, but a novel really would have been better.
Recommendation: If you’re a bit fan of the Harry Potter series, I would call it a must read (although, if you’re a big fan, you probably already have read it). The story is quick (since it’s a play) so even if you aren’t a big reader, you’ll get through it quickly. All in all, enjoyable, but not necessary to understand the Harry Potter world.