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Scripted perfectly: ‘Cursed Child’ an interesting read

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two,” by J.K. Rowling. Arthur A. Levine Books; Special Rehearsal edition (July 31, 2016). 320 pages.

Reviewed by Lily Pope
Times-News correspondent

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“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is the eighth installment of the Harry Potter series and was based on the story idea by J.K. Rowling, author of the seven original Harry Potter books.
“The Cursed Child” is not a novel, but a script book for the play written by Jack Thorne, a TV, theater and radio writer. The show is directed by celebrated director John Tiffany. “The Cursed Child” was set to run as a one-night only production at the Palace Theatre in London on July 30. With the excitement building after J.K. Rowling released that she would be a part of “The Cursed Child,” it was obvious that there would be a large amount of disappointment and exclusion if only locals and a small amount of fans could attend the performance. It was decided that the script book would be released worldwide, so every Harry Potter fan could experience the magic.
“The Cursed Child” tells the story of 11-year-old Albus Potter, youngest son of Harry Potter. After the end of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” readers assumed all was well in the wizarding world, which was fair to believe since it was read more…

New book shows sun god is only human

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   “The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle,” by Rick Riordan. Disney Hyperion, 2016. 376 pages.

“The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle” is a long-expected continuation of Rick Riordan’s first two series. Riordan’s latest novel takes place six months after the events in “The Heroes of Olympus” occur.
In “The Hidden Oracle,” you follow Apollo after he has been exiled from Olympus, stripped of all his powers, including his immortality.
Forced to work alongside Meg, a demigod with a surprising nature, Apollo must undergo a series of trials to regain Zeus’s favor. Throughout read more…

Latest ‘Warriors’ book filled with love, drama

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“Moth Flight’s Vision: Warriors Special Edition,” by Erin Hunter. Copyright 2015, HarperCollins (528 pages, $11.58)

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins
Times-News correspondent

   For all the fans who have been eagerly anticipating, the latest Warriors book is here.
“Moth Flight’s Vision: Warriors Special Edition” tells the story of the Clan’s first medicine cat, Moth Flight. For a quick summary, there are five Clans: WindClan, ThunderClan, ShadowClan, RiverClan and SkyClan. The book is based in WindClan, the Clan that is known for being the swiftest.
When Moth Flight was training to become a hunter, like the rest of her family and Clan, she couldn’t get everything right. She was always interested in herbs and helping other cats than in hunting and raising kittens. She struggles with her finding her new place in the Clan and trying to win over her mother’s acceptance.
However, StarClan, the cat’s ancestors, have already chosen a path for Moth Flight. She is to become the Clan’s first medicine cat.
Her adventure is full of love, dangers, family drama and friendships that are sure to bind the Clans together.

Catherine Wiggins is a freshman at Williams High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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