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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

As a diehard Harry Potter fan, I really hate to do this... but I give this release a 3 out of 5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a lovely gift to every Harry Potter fan out there who has spent a long time waiting to see their wizard friends again. But it really is a magnificent piece of fan fiction at best.

There are some redeeming factors. Although the plot holes are visible, they make for charming and heartfelt conversations between much-loved characters. The best thing about this book is how nostalgic it is - not only are all of our favourite characters brought back to life, but we get to revisit some of our favourite scenes such as the Triwizard Tournament and more.

This was a risky experiment and, while quite fun while it lasted, I do not want to read about Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger rolling around in magical wheelchairs.