I am 26, and I 100% part of the Harry Potter generation: kids, teenagers, and adults that where touched and transformed in every midnight book launch and movie screening. We are the reason that theme parks have memorialized our world, and given us Muggles a piece of it.
I was around 11 when the first Harry Potter book came out. English is not my first language, so I remembered having some trouble with that first book: I had to read and re-read, to make sure I was understanding all the adventures of my new friends. I wasn’t even sure on how to pronounce a lot of the words, names, and places. It took just one book to make me fall in love with the HP world: it’s such an amazing story of courage, friendship, and what is wrong and right, and how to handle it.
So, 2016 has been the year of HP resurgence with the launch of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child and eventually, the launch of Fantastic Beasts: The Movie. To satiate my obsession with the stories of my favorite characters (and the fact that I won’t be making it to London to see the play any time soon), I got my hands on the screenplay of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
It took me a 2hr30min flight to finish the 300-something screenplay. It was that good. No spoilers here, but seeing this new aspect of the Harry Potter world has me amazed. JK Rowling never seizes to impress me: her imagination to keep this world alive for so many of us is admirable. I just got my hopes up again that my Hogwarts letter got lost, or that at least, whenever I have kids, they’ll get their letters.