When I look back in time, I was introduced to the magical world of Harry Potter through this book. At the time, I was unaware it was a series, and this was the third book in the series focusing on the third year for Harry at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
There’re books that mean a lot to me, and the Harry Potter series is definitely there in that category. Each book in the series happens over one school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and this book, the second one, focuses on the second year.
There are books I’ve read, and reread often. Some are challenging to review because the emotions that I felt then are difficult to express. Others are challenging because they mean so much to me, that I don’t know if what I express will be enough to convey what that book means to me.
Once a reader becomes totally interested and lost in the magical world of Harry Potter, it’s a little difficult to come out of it. The magic remains. It’s as binding as Petrificus Totalus, you could say. For me, the world holds a lot of memories, and it definitely made my childhood a lot better. One of the first box sets I purchased after starting to earn my own salary was this series, and the accompanying three books of the Hogwarts Library. So when the announcement came that a new book based on the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was going to be released, there definitely was excitement. It was evident on my timeline as well; as I saw most Potterheads share the news eagerly. The clarification that it was not a novel, but a script, that did little to douse the excitement. Those who wouldn’t be able to see the play would at least get to read it and imagine, right?