Thumbs Up: The Cursed Child

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Thumbs Up: The Cursed Child

Payton Whittaker, Staff Writer

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When the first book of the famous Harry Potter series came out in 1997, it was an immediate success. Winning awards like FCBG Children’s book award, Nestle Smarties, Birmingham Cable, Young telegraph paperback of the year, a carnegie medal and many more.

I remember sitting on the light brown rocking chair in my grandmother’s house reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by flashlight at 2:36 a.m. and crying because of Dobby’s death.

Growing up, I was always being reminded that this isn’t real, that it’s just a fairy tale. But despite all that, I’ve been holding out on that small sliver of hope that my Hogwarts letter has been lost for the past five years.

Much like I know the reason my father isn’t around is because he’s really a greek god…

Anyway, the release of a new Harry Potter book is swarming the internet with it’s talk about becoming a play centering around Harry’s relationship with his youngest son 19 years after the Deathly Hallows book.

Although some say the play won’t perform on Broadway in New York until the summer of 2017, I’ve already made plans with my mom to pre-order the book coming out on July 31 which, coincidentally, is Harry Potter’s and the famous author’s birthday.

I think we can all agree that most sequels aren’t as good as the first, but Rowling sure did a pretty good job and I don’t think she’s going to stop with her eighth, and hopefully not final, book.

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