Hi, friends! It’s a rainy night here in Tucson and as I sit here with my Deathly Hallows cup in hand, I feel the best way to end this night is with a book review! My friend from California bought me the original screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling for Christmas. Thank you Traci! As you all probably know by now, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. In my eyes, anything by JK Rowling is amazing.
The day I opened this book was the same day I finished it. It was one of those that sucks you in until the very end sentence. Rowling’s imagination seems to know no bounds, and it is proven in the pages of this little volume. If you are into the magical world and the creatures that inhabit it, I highly suggest reading this one. Within the pages of this screenplay, you will find eighty five descriptions of the magical creatures, Magizoologist Newt Scamander, keeps hidden away from the world inside of his little suitcase.
The year is set to 1926 and things go a little crazy for Newt when he visits the city of New York. He makes friends with the “No-Mag” named Jacob, as well as the magical sisters Tina and Queenie. All together they try to capture the magical creatures after they escape from Newt’s suit case! There is a particular magical creature within this story that no one knew about, but they shortly figure it out when the creature begins destroying the city of New York. They think Newt is to blame, but like every story, there is always a bad guy. The magical creature will not be as bad as you think. Have faith in Newt to save the day.
If you do not enjoy reading screenplays, I don’t recommend picking this one up. But a little fun fact about this screenplay? It is based on the original Hogwart’s Textbook that Newt wrote himself! Having this book kind of makes me feel like a Hogwart’s student, I can at least pretend it’s the textbook right?
This is an epic, adventure filled story. You’ll be left wanting more!