This book has been on my book shelves for ages, but I just couldn’t get through it. Now I finally finished it! So.. What did I think about it?
Author: John Tiffany, Jack Thorne & J.K. Rowling
Genre: Script, Fantasy
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When I first got my hands on this book I was so excited! Sadly.. When I started in this book I just couldn’t get through it. The script format made it very difficult for me to concentrate on the whole thing. But that was mostly because I wanted to read it as a book, as a book written by J.K. Rowling. As I was reading, I was just very disappointed and placed the book down.
A few months later I finally picked it up again, since I just couldn’t hold my curiousity anymore. This time I read the book as a script, seeing it more as a fanfic than a Harry Potter Book. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The characters were quite spot on, with a few exceptions here and there. The character Scorpius grew the most on me, I actually kinda fell in love with him… And I ship him with Albus like a proper fangirl. I also understood Albus’ anger.. He is the invisible child, the black sheep of the family.. It felt so familiar that I bonded with him.
Still the script format bothered me. It made the book less enjoyable and I just could not give it a proper 5 out of 5. I just really missed the deepness that the thoughts of a character could bring. Or the familiarity when bodylanguage was explained through words. I still enjoyed the book, though. It was not a Harry Potter book, that’s for sure. It was also so incredibly nice to be able to read about my childhood heroes again. It had such a nostalgic feeling all the time I was reading through the book. It heavily influenced my entire experience.
Still, there are a few points that just seemed entirely too unlogic.. Which I couldn’t wrap my head around.. Sorry, but that certainly is costing this book the fifth star. I would actually give it a three and a half star.. But because it’s Harry Potter I’m giving it four stars.