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Relive The Magic with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Let's celebrate Harry's birthday with the 8th book of the Harry Potter Series and some butterbeer!
IMAGE Danielle Bernabe

Potterheads, dressed in their robes and all sorts of talismans from the world of Hogwarts, united today at the Glorietta 1 National Bookstore for the launch of the much anticipated 8th book of the beloved Harry Potter series. Seconds before exactly 7:01 am, the whole store erupted into a countdown which was simultaneous with hundreds of other book stores launching the book all around the world. When the countdown finally ended, bursts of confetti flew everywhere and the first box of books was opened. Fans quickly purchased their copies and immediately began devouring the book.

Written in the form of the play it is based from, the latest installment to the Harry Potter series begins 19 years after the end of Voldemort’s reign of terror. Harry and the gang are back to face an enemy of the past; one they cannot seem to escape. However, they do not face this challenge alone as Albus Potter and Scorpious Malfoy have their own stories to tell and get entangled in the evil Harry faces. In this new tale, fall in love again with the world of wizards and witches, young and old, of good and evil, and of the magic that never fails to leave you breathless.

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Have you gotten your copy already? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) is available at National Book Store for P1417.50.You can get your own copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) in all National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks branches. Don't forget to share your Cursed Child photos online using the hashtags #RelivetheMagicatNBS, #CursedChild, and #HPScriptBook! Happy reading, Potterheads!

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A blogger and a full-time Candy Girl, Arianna loves anything fashion and pastel-colored. Beyond the screen, she studies about wars at DLSU and loves to experiment in the kitchen. Potatoes are her love but coffee is her life. She plans to conquer the world in style with an iced caramel macchiato on one hand and a Chanel bag on the other.
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Whether it’s through books, fashion, a plane, or my own imagination, I’m always on an epic adventure. Sure, I get lost quite a lot but hey it always makes a great story!
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By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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