Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script

Book 8 of 8 in the Harry Potter Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 1 - 4n/a3.945268
"The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

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."
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on July 25, 2017 by Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-10: 1338216678
ISBN-13: 9781338216677
569 Book Reviews
  • dream_beyond2
    dream_beyond2about 1 month
    I LOVE this book! It is my favorite so far! There is so much action. And plot twists!
    • illuminae
      illuminaeabout 2 months22 stars
      This book wasn't for me. I saw Albus as a selfish and ungrateful son who just seems to hate his father for being who he is: a famous wizard. Albus doesn't seem to think before doing anything he does, like going back in time and trying to change events. He might have good intent, but his actions just seemed ridiculous to me at points. Might have liked it more if it was J.K. Rowling's writing only.
      • emmy10o
        emmy10oabout 2 months55 stars
        I love to read Harry Potter. Get all of the books if you can.😍
        • foreverregancorn
          wanna read i dont like the movie but i might like the books
          • dream01
            dream014 months55 stars
            WARNING: SPOILERS 💕✨💘I love this book because in the first book, you can tell that harry is surprised when he learns he's a wizard. J.K Rowling has a gift for writing about that, than when he is taken to Hogwarts, he meets Mcgonagal. The transformation teacher, than he go's to the dining hall, where he is sorted into his house. He hopes he's not in Slytherin, but he can go into Slytherin, or Gryffindor. Than he in...Gryffindor What house are you (you can take a test)? I'm a Hufflepuff!
            • luna_20
              luna_206 months44 starsFeatured
              I like this book but....it doesn't make sense.. well, if you want to be a Ministry of Magic employee, you need to get top grades at N.E.W.T( an exam you do on the 7th grade at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry) and O.W.L(Ordinary Wizarding Level=> also an exam but you do it on the 5th Grade at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry) but Harry is a Ministry employee (even a head of the Department of Magical Laws Enforcement and Improper use of Magic) it doesn't make sense!! Harry didn't do N.E.W.T and he didn't get top grades on his O.W.L. But still, I like the book but this storie would have been more fun and interesting if it was written by the auther herself, by J.K Rowling. This is why I like the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Oh! and interesting fact about Bellatrix Lestrange and Voldemort. This book is surely a good book for Harry Potter fans who really wants to read more about Harry Potter series. But it is sometimes a disappointment that it wasn't written by J.K Rowling.
              • gareth123456789
                gareth1234567896 months55 stars
                This book was very good did you know that colder ort had sex with Bellatrixs lestrange very interesting and this fascinating story was very much a good book now I have read evry single j.k Rowling book I am so happy
                • abigaililikea
                  abigaililikea7 months33 stars
                  I liked this other books better, but I still think this is a pretty good book. I just don’t like the part where Albus is acting as his Uncle and kisses his Aunt like a million times. 🤢 Oh and there are some parts that seemed like Albus and Scorpios had some fling.
                  • mattchien
                    mattchien8 months55 stars
                    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK!
                    • nbb2011
                      nbb20118 months55 stars
                      This book/ screen play is a great read. Being based off the Harry Potter series, it's really cool to see how the golden trio turned out. The Cursed Child is about Harry and Ginny's second child, Albus Severus Potter. Albus is about as different as his dad than you would expect. He is in Slytherin, he has zero quidditch skills, and he only has one, loyal friend. Albus and Scorpius end up going back in time to the Triwizard Tournament to try to fix Harry's mistake.