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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

Picking up in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play split into two parts. We all remember how Albus Severus Potter was worried about being sorted into Slytherin. Well, sure enough that’s precisely the house he is sorted into. He also manages to become the best of friends with Draco Malfoy’s son Scorpius (who is rumored not to actually be Draco’s son). The two boys (with a little help from Amos Diggory’s niece) get the idea to use the only known remaining Time Turner and go back to 1994 and 5 and change the outcome of the Triwizard Tournament. Specifically to save Cedric’s life. Of course messing with the past has a pesky way of screwing up the present and so they find themselves in alternate realities they never expected and need a lot of help to fix.

When it was announced that the script would be released as a book, I was so excited and immediately pre-ordered it and counted down the last few days until it would magically appear on my Kindle. I had high hopes and I can honestly say it did not disappoint. My only complaint is, as with the original series, it left me wanting more (and wondering if it’s worth the cost of tickets and a flight to London to see it). The story held true to the spirit of the original books and though it was sometimes confusing, the time travel consequences did seem to make sense. I very highly recommend that everyone who loves Harry Potter read this play!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 72
Pages Read in 2016: 19,053
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

What name do you want your future husband to have? For Cecily and Gwendolen, that name is Ernest. Neither could tolerate a name like Algernon or Jack, but Ernest is a name you can trust. The perfect name for a perfect husband. Unfortunately, though they both think they are engaged to men named Ernest, they are, in fact, engaged to Algernon and Jack.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is, quite simply, hilarious. It is fast-paced and fun to read (or watch). With plays on words and some silly twists, it is a play guaranteed to have you laughing out loud as learn just how important it really is to be earnest (Ernest).

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2015: 57
Pages Read in 2015: 15,947
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
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