The latest book by J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", is one of the fastest selling books in history. The book sold two million in its first two days in United States and Canada alone. It sold 680,000 copies in United Kingdom in its first three days.
Fans all over the world wanted a copy of this much awaited book. Entertainment Weekly reported that Scholastic Trade was thrilled to see the fans' reaction to the release of the book. Its president, Ellie Berger, said it was amazing how a book can unite people of all ages. Many fans waited for the book and most of them were awake until midnight for its release. Parties were held and fans play dress up to celebrate the release of the book.
Berger added that these celebrations signify the continuation of the strong sales of the book. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is not only available in hard bound books but also in Kindle and Pottermore will be selling e-books.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is not a sequel of the famous "Harry Potter" books. Though it is in the same setting, the story happened 19 years after. It's about Harry and Ginny's youngest son, Albus, and his struggles at Hogwarts. According to Metro UK, the book is the just the script form of the play of the same title.
Some fans were really happy about the book. However, not everybody was thrilled when they learned that the book was just the script form of the play. Also, there were fans who were not happy with the story itself. Many were calling it a "fanfiction". There were also others who are saying that it did not live up to expectations. They said that the plot twist did not make sense. Still, many Harry Potter fans were very happy that the story has a follow-up.