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.
Taken from goodreads
Now the main character in this book actually isn’t just Harry Potter, it is in fact his son Albus Potter. I was excited to find out how Harry’s kids were going to be treated when they went to Hogwarts and if they were going to love it the same way that their dad did. Well we get to find out exactly how Albus feels about all of this, which is something I can get behind.
Something I can’t get behind is the fact that this is not technically a book, it is just a script in book format. So to call itself the “8th” book in the series is pretty stupid from them, the instant you read through the first chapter you will probably have the same feeling I did while reading it and that was this book is just another way to make money.
The story itself is okay, and that is about as nice as I can be about it. Due to it being a script it doesn’t go into all the detail that you would want from a book so it is kind of hard to keep it up to the standard of the Harry Potter series if we don’t get to have every single bit of detail. The actors who would read the script would help loads in making the story come to life, this is obvious by the fact that we don’t really get any sort of description of any of the characters and what they look like now which for me makes a book harder to read.
I finished the book in a day and that is not because I was enjoying myself reading, it is because it is 330 pages long, with each page only taking up half of th real estate given to give it that more script like look and the fact on multiple occasions when they start a new chapter they have a few blank pages.
Now, overall if you do enjoy the Harry Potter series then you are probably going to buy this book to add to your collection just like I did, but if you aren’t that dedicated then trust me don’t buy this book, it will be a waste of your time.