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


I read this book because I am entirely in love with the Harry Potter series. I read a few pages of this before I got entirely bored with it as I detest reading scripts, my option to overcome this was to open up the DVD of the film and put it on at the same time so that I could listen to the speech while reading the stage directions that went along with it.

I can’t say that this is a book that I will read again but I am not disappointed with the way that they managed to transfer a text used in Hogwarts school into another film, especially since I thought my days of being able to watch a new Harry Potter Franchise film were over.


The characters can’t be as realised in a screenplay, in my opinion, than they can in a book but I liked the way that they were portrayed in the film. Newt was by far my favourite character in this and I loved that it focuses on his life and discovering the animals while giving us more of an insight into the magical cultures in other countries which isn’t touched upon in the main series of books.


I think that if you are going to read this book, unlike The Cursed Child, you should read it with the movie playing in the background so that you are able to have that link formed in your mind between the two so that you can get through the slow-read of the book.

3 out of 5 stars

Accelerated Reader Information

Level: 3.9

Points: 6.0

Interest Level: MY+

Quiz Number: 230684

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