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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Written by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
Thousands of self-proclaimed ‘Potterheads’ waited outside book stores, K-marts, Big W’s and Targets just to get a hold of the much awaited script of the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. I, like many others, was eager to see the adult versions of our childhood heroes. Many people enjoyed the book, but some weren’t as impressed once the hype died down.
Was I ecstatic when it was released? Yes. Did I end up falling in love with the characters? Yes. Did I nearly cry when I received one as a gift? Absolutely.
But there were other things that I wanted to see as well.
Maybe like some more James Sirius and Lily Luna for starters? The only time we actually get to see them is in the beginning when they’re taking the kids to the Hogwarts Express. I mean, I’ve had my fair share of brotherly and sisterly bullying and such, but I don’t really think that James and Lily would leave Albus all to himself just for being Slytherin, would you? Yeah, they might have been a bit sore at first, but lasting until Albus was in his Fourth year? With their parents not forcing them to kiss and make up? A bit unrealistic, don’t you think?
Speaking of familial relationships, Hermione Granger-Weasley would not let her daughter shun the son of her brother and sister-in-law. Minister of Magic or not, I’m pretty sure that Hermione wouldn’t allow her kids to partake in bullying, no matter how indirect it was. This is the same woman who advocated passionately for equal rights (S.P.E.W ringing any bells?) - so much that she was okay with being looked down upon.
Plus, Hermione Granger-Weasley as Minister of Magic? I find it ironic considering the conversation she had with Rufus Scrimgeour back in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
“Are you planning to pursue a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?”
“No, I’m not,” retorted Hermione. “I’m hoping to do some good in the world!”