Today, I will be adding Book blogger to my ever-growing collection of blogging hats. Today, I’ll be starting the Pop Project Book Club and it will be way better than Oprah’s freaking book club and it will be way better than Oprah’s because I won’t shove it down your throat.
On the first edition of the Pop Project Book Club, we will be discussing “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” because people are big on that so I will be too (I own all seven books and eight movies). This will be a spoiler free version.
Before we get into the book itself, let’s go over something. It’s not a normal book. It’s pretty much the play script that the actors in London used to read and rehearse with. They didn’t novelize the script at all and it’s written like a script. Which if that is something you don’t like to read, then I would recommend seeing the play. The book is broken up into two parts with each part having two acts each for a total of four acts.
The 8th book picks up and 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts. It follows Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, and Draco as adults as well as their children as they go to Hogwarts. And like anything in the world of Harry Potter, chaos ensues from there. The plot of the book also uses the plot for from the fourth book in the series “The Goblet of Fire.”
The book isn’t bad but its not up to the standards that the seven before it set. It has it’s moments of goodness but then it slowly goes away. There’s one scene where the book suddenly jumps in years without really letting us know besides a line or two. There’s also a lot of plot problems that slightly doesn’t make any sense. I think that the book would have been performed instead of reading it.
Overall, I say read it if you have read the other seven books but you’re not missing out if you decided to not read it and just look up the summary for it. Like I said, I think that it would be better performed.
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