“Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.”
First thing, it is very important to note that THIS IS A PLAY. I say this, because I've seen so many complaints about it not being read like the other books in this series. Another thing to note, THIS IS BASED ON A STORY BY J.K. ROWLING. Again, I've seen complaints. Even though it plainly states both on the book, apparently that's not enough for some people.
I've read many plays, so I honestly just read through this without issues. For someone with less experience, it might cause some confusion at first. But it's still worth it.
If you knew me back in the day when the 5th Harry Potter book came out, you'd know I was quite vocal about my opinion on the boy wizard. And not in a positive way. I'm not saying I disliked the series, because that's far from truth. I adore the series and many of the characters. I just thought Harry was stubborn, pig headed, whiny, and blind to truths that don't fit with what he believes in. This book showed me that he's much the same way as he was then, and I still think he's annoying.
I was disappointed with some of the characters. Not because I thought they were done poorly, but because I expected more from them. Especially Rose, the daughter of Ron and Hermione. She's not who I envisioned when I thought about her, and I'm sad to say she's gone into the Harry category of characters for me.
Another fact to know about me, I am a Drarry lover. For those not in the know, this means I read Harry/Draco fanfiction. I know it is not cannon, but it is glorious and don't judge me. Anyway, this apparently bled into Scorpious and Albus for me. I was so disappointed that the two of them aren't an item. How dare they not give into my whims!
Anyway, I enjoyed this story. It was, in many ways, like the original stories - full of adventure that ends in learned life lessons. Good times. It was just much shorter and another generation of kids. I know it's not a thing, but I'd love to read more into the lives of these characters. Especially Scorpious. He's, hands down, the best character.
I do recommend for fans of the Harry Potter series, because it is fabulous and everyone should love it anyway.