The disconnect between the original Harry Potter series and this drivel is astounding.
The magic of the wizarding world we have gotten accustomed to is cheapened and reduced to a series of lightly-magic-infused scenes with no depth. The characters are barely developed and, as a consequence, the relationships fail to be as deep as the authors would like.
It reads like an overview draft written by a well-versed twelve-year-old. This book was a mistake.
Hopefully the play is able to distract the audience from the lack of depth in this work.