I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I knew the general consensus about this book was that it was a disappointment, which put me off reading it for awhile. So I was a little surprised as I began it, because I was really enjoying it and didn't understand why there was a fuss.
Then Act 1, Scene 10 happened. Now I get it, because from scene 10 the whole thing just got a little silly and twee. Attempts at anything deeper and more authentic were mostly a failure and as much as I did like the characters (especially Scorpius), even to the end, the situational part of the plotting just did not work. It felt like Harry Potter after Disney got ahold of it.
Ah well, I'll still go see it performed if it ever makes the rounds.