Book Reviews

Review for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” by J. K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original ScreenplayFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I feel as if I cannot review this book as compared to normal standards. For starters, I will be honest and say I am 100% biased due to my obsession with al things Harry Potter after having grown up with the Harry Potter universe. I remember having bought “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” along with “Quiditch Through the Ages” when they were first released as Hogwarts library books. Finally having a story to go along with the library book is both terrifically wonderful and frustrating though. I understood this book was a screenplay of the movie, however I had hoped that there might be things that were left out of the movie that might find their way into the book like most novel to screen adaptations. Sadly, this was not the case. This is truly just the script to the movie for further Harry Potter fans to add a book to our collection.

Now, please do not misunderstand me and think I did not like the book. I gave it 5 stars for a reason. “Disappointing” is also too harsh of a word. I must have just had too high expectations in which it was impossible for the book to meet that. Nonetheless, I anxiously look forward to the sequel movie to be released November 2018, and for its accompanying screenplay to be released.

J.K. Rowling is a true genius for having developed this whole world where it is very difficult for Potterheads to find a flaw or hole in the plots. She gives us answers to even the silliest of questions. Even when she thought she had closed the Harry Potter chapter of her life at the premier of the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in theaters, she continuously surprises us with an abundant of information and stories for us to truly return to Hogwarts. This woman has made a legacy and is a real inspiration for future writers, though there is a 0.000001% we could ever match her skill and imagination.

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