Book Reviews

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

Fantastic Beasts

Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Author: J.K. Rowling
Rating: ★★★★★

J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf.

J.K. Rowling is known for having some great quotes, and that didn’t just end in Harry Potter. Continuing into Fantastic Beasts, there is so much wisdom present in some very simple lines. However, these are very deep.

Are all No-Majs like you?

(trying to be serious, almost seductive)
No, I’m the only one like me.

The below quote is something that I definitely need to work on. It rings so true with today’s society of everyone racing from one place to the next and worrying how we are going to be able to accomplish everything we set for ourselves. Sometimes we need to focus on just living in the moment. If we keep ourselves so busy that we forget to breathe, we lose out on potentially great moments. We forget to just live.

fantastic beasts dance

My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.

Probably everyone’s favorite character (myself included) is the niffler. It is absolutely adorable and brings a little comedic relief to the screenplay.


I really enjoyed this novel. And after the second time reading it, you start to see little things that were missed prior. This was a great setup for the next screenplay, and I think I actually enjoyed it more than The Crimes of Grindelwald. Poor Credence.

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