Last weekend, Potterheads headed to their local bookstores for the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, “Cursed Child” is a new play by Jack Thorne.
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. (Pottermore)
Like many things nowadays, the social media sphere blew up with the release of the “Cursed Child” and we can’t blame them! Check out some of the reactions below.
Reading “Cursed Child”
It's finally here! #CursedChild @HPPlayLDN @pottermore The story is finally complete :') pic.twitter.com/GcdReMU6qB
— Bojiva (@Bojiva) July 31, 2016
I only have 20 pages left of #CursedChild someone cry with me this is such an emotional time to be alive
— M O L L Y (@beauty_spectrum) August 2, 2016
Well it took just over an hour and a half but I've finished #CursedChild and now I don't know what to do with my life
— Erica 🦖🍔🥑 (@meowburger) August 2, 2016
I'm so close to finishing #HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild but I just can't bring myself to finish it because it will just be all over again😩
— Robyn Mcewan (@robynmcewan123) August 2, 2016
I just finished the first part of #HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild and OH MY GOD WHAT IS HAPPENING
— samantha rae (@samidoriya) July 31, 2016
I just want to say this, and I never thought I would, but Scorpius Malfoy is my favorite character from #CursedChild ⚡️
— Autumn Breeze (@im_AutumnBreeze) August 2, 2016
When J.K. Rowling announces “Cursed Child” will be her last in the Harry Potter series
"Harry is done now." J.K. Rowling bids farewell to #HarryPotter at #HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild premiere (Reuters) pic.twitter.com/q0jwtiKI9w
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) August 2, 2016
And just like that…the era is over. And so is part of my soul. ⚡️ #HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild pic.twitter.com/u6J76E3tle
— Sammie Dunlay (@sammiedunlay) August 1, 2016
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