Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them is a novel that is mentioned within the Harry Potter series, and also the inspiration for the title of this blog! J.K. Rowling is directing this new movie and Harry Potter fans couldn’t be more excited. The last Harry Potter book was released in 2007 and the last movie came out 2011. After initial depression and sadness, the Harry Potter fandom was left grasping for the smallest things to hold on to. But never fear, J.K. Rowling is here to rescue us from our longing for more information about the Wizarding World and all those who inhabit it.
There is no denying that Harry Potter is the series of our generation. I bet that if you were to ask people around the ages 17-25 what their favorite book from their childhood was, they would say Harry Potter. I remember clearly being in the fourth grade and asking my older brother if I could read his books. He firmly told me no because I would “tear them up”, and I went crying to my dad and was later given the first Harry Potter book by a grouchy brother. However, as soon as I finished the first book, I immediately ran to get the next one, which was a shock because I wasn’t much of a reader as a young kid. But the Harry Potter series definitely changed that.
I know that I, along with thousands and thousands of others, waited for the last Harry Potter book to come out. And when it did, we read and cried our hearts out. But after a few months, all we had to look forward to was the movies, which in my personal opinion, are nothing compared to the books. And after the movies all anyone could think was, “Now what?”
But J.K. Rowling continued to deliver and show us that there was so much more to learn about the Wizarding World. She wrote Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, both being books mentioned within the series. However, both books were very short and not nearly enough to keep us Potterheads entertained for long. But now, as mentioned before, Rowling is directing the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And this is very exciting news because the book only describes the beasts that inhabit the Wizarding World, but there is no plot. For the first time ever, the fans of Harry Potter have no book to base their opinions or judgements upon! These are very exciting times for all of us fans and we cannot wait to see what Rowling does to expand our love for the Harry Potter world.