I know a lot of the HP mega fans have disliked this book, but I thought it was FANTASTIC! (I’m not a mega fan, but I did enjoy the books. Even had to stop at a book store while on the road to pick up a copy or two. Still haven’t seen the movies, though.)
A quick read, being in play format (mostly dialogue with some direction). It was like a super awesome fanfiction/retelling/brand new story.
By that, I mean: All of the characters to love and hate from the original Harry Potter series were in there. In addition, new characters were added (mostly the adulting Wizard’s children) to make this story shine. There were potions and spells and pieces from the original story that made the new story it fit with the old one that I know. I felt like I was right back at Hogwarts…and taken away from there all over again.
Where this book’s description went wrong, was making it seem like the story is more about adult Harry rather than keeping the focus on Albus Sevrus, who is the main character, IMO. And maybe that’s why the mega fans aren’t too happy about it. I just thought it was a great new twist…experiencing Hogwarts from a young first timer’s perspective all over again. Then growing up with Hogwarts from a different point of view all over again and having new adventures while revisiting the old.
I flat out loved this story. It was fun and a quick read (less than a day for me…especially since I couldn’t put it down). I recommend it. I think it adds to the series. Sorry, mega fans.
*A JULY/AUGUST MOVING READ* – LOVED IT!