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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay | J.K. Rowling
At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwalds plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.
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Cintia J
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Mehso-so
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bree.v08
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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cerijones
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Loved the first book and read it in 5 days now to devour this one

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fanbookart
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I got a chance of watching the new Fantastic Beasts movie last week, and of course I had to read the screenplay prior to it! I just love reliving the moments!

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Prabh1een
Pickpick

This is really good!! You have to read the first one for it to make sense. I could not out this down!! I can't wait for the third one. It does end with a cliffhanger so if you don't like books that do that, this isn't for you ( maybe the first one will be better for you then!?).

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js0315
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Pickpick

I‘m not sure how I feel about the whole Nagini thing. And what about this Credence character?

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dariazeoli
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I‘m posting one book per day from my ever-increasing TBR. No description. No explanation. Just books to read. Join the fun if you want.

Day 6.

#fromthetbrstacks

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Tracyantoon
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Pickpick

This has been my least favorite story from the wizarding world created by JK Rowling. Maybe it‘s because it‘s been awhile since I read the first screenplay. Maybe it‘s because I have yet to see either Fantastic Beasts film. I‘ll still count it as a pick because, well, Dumbledore. Hoping I like the movies better. 🧙‍♂️

KathyWheeler It took me awhile to get into the first Fantastic Beasts movie, but once I did, I liked it a lot. I haven‘t seen the second. 4y
TerriGreen I just watched this movie and it is not as good as the first one. I love Newt though! 🧙🏻 4y
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Linsy
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Pickpick

“However long you keep me and my friends under surveillance, you‘re not going to discover plots against you, Travers, because we want the same thing: the defeat of Grindelwald.“

Does Dumbledore ever get an apology from the Ministry? Here's another time that they accuse Dumbledore of being secretive and spy on him while they should be using all of their resources to go after the bad guy.

#apology #favbookmark #marchmadness

Cupcake12 My daughter and I have just watched these two films...loved them both. Now onto the books... 4y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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"I can't. I'm busy tonight."

???

emz711 So good! Can't wait for the next ones! 5y
Centique I love these movies even more than the Harry Potter ones I think - some kind of visual delight that just makes me feel all warm about them (as well as the great story). I‘m also covering your mug! 5y
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bookswithbec
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Mehso-so

So after reading this... I decided that I don't like to read screenplays. I love the world building and the descriptive scenes in books. If I didn't see the movie first I would have had no idea where this was taken place... a lot of the descriptions were brief. Ex: internal thestral-dawn carriage- night. That's it.

bookandbedandtea I completely agree. The whole time I was reading this I was missing the descriptions of settings and the windows into character's thoughts that we get in a novel. Screenplays are definitely not for me! 5y
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Pickpick

💖💕

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BookBelle84
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Pickpick

I loved the movie. I loved the book. I love Rowlings wizarding world and I never want to leave it.

RadicalReader Beautiful cover 5y
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krismlars
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Probably my least favorite movie of the Harry Potter universe, but I'm reading the screenplay in anticipation of a re-watch. Squeak is keeping warm under the blanket as I read. Purrrrrrrr.

RadicalReader Absolutely sweetest cat 5y
krismlars @RadicalReader she‘s already got you fooled😸 5y
Erofan 😻 5y
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Bibliogeekery
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Love this illustration! 😍

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Bibliogeekery
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Pickpick

Reading screenplays isn't my favourite format but I enjoyed this all the same and now I can't wait to see the movie. Nifflers unite!

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Owls31092
Pickpick

Definitely an amazing book! I love how it picks up right where Fantastic Beasts left off. J.K. Rowling is writing another great series, and I can‘t wait for the next movie/screenplay to come out!

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Owls31092

“Regret is my constant companion. Do not let it become yours.”__Albus Dumbledore

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Owls31092

“There‘s a story in my family that a Phoenix will come to any Dumbledore who is in desperate need. They say my great-great-grandfather had one, but that it took flight when he died, never to return.”__Albus Dumbledore This explains why Fawkes left when Dumbledore died. I love foreshadowing.

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bookandbedandtea
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I've ordered this but won't have it for a couple days. Meanwhile I've just heard some VERY distressing things about this screenplay/ movie and I'm kind of angry. I feel like one reveal in particular completely ruins one of the best book series ever.

Ok I just reread that and it sounds kinda dramatic but... I'm feeling dramatic right now!

wordzie 5y
DivineDiana Drama is allowed! 😉 5y
wanderinglynn I watched the movie on my flight back from DC. May I ask what you heard that was distressing? 5y
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bookandbedandtea @wanderinglynn the reveal of Creedence's identity/ real family. If that turns out to be true, rather than a lie from Grindelwald, I won't be able to take it! 5y
wanderinglynn Ah. Yes, I wondered about that when Grindelwald revealed it. Considering how manipulating Grindelwald is, I guess we‘ll see if that turns out to be true or not. 5y
RainyDayReading I haven‘t seen the movie but I‘ve heard enough about what happens to be worried. I don‘t know how the rest of the series is going to go with what they did with this one...especially towards the end. 5y
bookandbedandtea @wanderinglynn REALLY hoping G is lying. 🤞 5y
bookandbedandtea @RainyDayReading EXACTLY my concern! I feel like G has to be lying about that. Otherwise they completely upend the facts we've already learned about that family. And don't get me started on McGonagall teaching at the school before she was born, given the timeline of the original books. 😠 5y
RainyDayReading @bookandbedandtea Oh I know!!! It‘s like they looked at the timeline and then threw it completely out the window! I wouldn‘t put it past G to be lying...but...I also wouldn‘t put it past the writer‘s to make it true. I‘m not sure I like what they‘re doing to Queenie‘s storyline either. It just makes me extremely hesitant going into the rest of the movies. 5y
bookandbedandtea @RainyDayReading Yes! That's my fear, that TPTB don't care about previously established facts. That's they're only concerned about the story they're telling. I don't at alll like what I've heard of Queenie's story either. It seems completely opposite of who the character was when we met her in the first movie. 5y
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TK-421
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Finally watched The Crimes of Grindelwald tonight & took the adorable bonus baby #niffler mini #Funko Pop out of the box! Minerva had to check it out too 😱 No harm done but she was ready to carry it off somewhere and chew on it! #catsoflitsy

Tanisha_A That Funko is so cute 5y
Erofan 😍 5y
EmilyM That Funko! So cute! 5y
TK-421 @Tanisha_A @Erofan @EmilyM I know! I just had to have it 😍 5y
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NovelGirl82
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Hanging out with the hubby watching Crimes of Grindelwald tonight... (Scout and Clete are chillin‘ under my feet 😬)

RadicalReader @NovelGirl82 I am so glad that the HP Universe doesn‘t have to come to an end while we wait for the next movie Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 5y
blank Love your fireplace! 5y
NovelGirl82 @laurenslibrary Thank you! It's one of our favorite things in our home. 5y
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KirstieE
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Pickpick

As per the first book, I only wish these were written like a proper book rather than a screenplay. That being said, I'm loving these character developments and the plot 👏🏻

4 🌟 #hufflepuff

LauraWeasley I am so in love with the gorgeous covers of these screenplays! And all the other stunning details! 😍 5y
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BookmarksTheSpot
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I‘m really enjoying this one so far. There‘s something extra special about reading the screenplay.

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TK-421
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I got this for Christmas but haven't read it yet because although my usual policy is "read the book before seeing the movie", in this case, I want to see the movie first! It is a screenplay, after all, not a novel. #newestbook #anewchapter

JazzFeathers I'm waiting for it to arrive. Just seen the first film and really enjoyed it. Since l'm not likely to see the second film very soon, l might end up reading the book first. 6y
vkois88 I NEEEEEEEEEEEEED this 6y
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StellarDoc
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I should not have used the Snuggie as a backdrop. Now #Loki won't give it back. #CatsOfLitsy #BratPrincessOfAsgard

MrBook 😸😻😻😻 6y
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StellarDoc
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#Loki and I are about to get our Jólabókaflođ on! Thank you so much, @Graciouswarriorprincess ! And I love the card, too! @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

StellarDoc @MaleficentBookDragon Thanks so much for organizing this! 6y
Graciouswarriorprincess So glad that you liked it! Happy reading! 6y
StellarDoc @Graciouswarriorprincess I'm already halfway through, lol. It's hard to put down! 6y
Graciouswarriorprincess @StellarDoc lol!! 👍🏻😀 6y
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zurazureen
Pickpick

Still mind-blown by the plot twist at the end

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WellReadCatLady
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The artwork in this book is so pretty but simple 😍

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moarbookspleaze
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Up next?

I‘m 11 books away from 100 for the year so it‘s going to be a mad dash.

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authorlisawhite
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this, but I really don't enjoy the screenplay format & I found storyline a bit confusing.

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tina_b.ooks
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Finally gonna watch the new Fantastic Beasts 😎

tpixie I loved it! Hope you did! 6y
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt1 I have a few books that have trickled in over the past week or so, preorders mostly & even a few signed! This one is the screenplay of the new Fantastic Beasts movie, which is getting very mixed reviews I must say. I really need to get out of the house and go see this, maybe the drive-in would be easier?🎥🚗🎫 Added to my Potter collection(which is OTT enough to be taking up two shelves with more space needed!)

BookishMarginalia We have a whole Harry Potter bookcase that is overflowing! And I really liked the book and movie — it‘s just that it‘s an installment, so it‘s a lot about setting up and developing (and showing the insidious rise of fascism). (edited) 6y
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BookishGirl06
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When you buy a book and the cover matches your nails unintentionally 😂

BookNerd9906 Brilliant color coordination! ❤️ 6y
HOTPock3tt 🙌🏽♥️ 6y
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Kayla.Adriena
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Saw this the day after Thanksgiving. I love Newt/Eddie Redmayne and all the magical creatures, hell I even love Jacob. But for the love does it UNDERMINE THE EXISITING CANON! i read an article that wonders how can one question JK or George Lucas...and i think fans have the right. Because for us we really care, it's not just about making money. 😫

TrishB Exactly! I‘ve decided not to watch because I‘ve,sadly, come to the conclusion it is just money making. 6y
Birdsong28 @TrishB I totally agree with you as I believe that the books were just extras to compliment the series but the films are just ridiculous. I haven't even read the cursed child as I don't recognize it as part of the Harry Potter canon #unpopularopinion 6y
TrishB @Birdsong28 was totally put off by JK‘s reactions to fan comments too. Will always love HP and I will probably watch on telly once it‘s free but I won‘t be running to pay for it 😔 6y
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Kayla.Adriena @Birdsong28 ugh if I could unread the Cursed Child I would. And i very much wanted to love it 6y
Kayla.Adriena @TrishB yes her reactions to fans are dismissive and disappointing. Her reactions to Donald Trump on the other hand are great 6y
kaysworld1 I went to the cinema with my bestie to watch this and at the end it just stopped and I was is that it? It definitely did not add up to what I had hoped. 6y
Burghbookaddict Yeah, I thought the same thing. But I'm trying not to overthink it because I still enjoyed it. 6y
Jerdencon I felt that this was a filler movie - not much happened. I felt like it was setting up the next few movies. And I agree it totally disregards the timelines, I think. 6y
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Blooferlady
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Pickpick

I suspect this will only be appreciated by true Potterheads like myself, and if oblivious muggles will start with Fantastic Beasts before the Harry Potter series, I don‘t think it‘ll be a hit. I‘m also presently ignoring the backlash on the alleged “Accio Niffler” and McGonagall timeline errors and keeping my final say until I‘m done with the whole FB run. “Pick” for now because the first and second instalments together has been a nail-biter.

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Blooferlady

NEWT: I got this—I mean, it‘s just a picture of you from the paper, but it‘s interesting because your eyes in newsprint... See, in reality they have this effect in them, Tina... It‘s like fire in water, in dark water. I‘ve only ever seen that— (struggling) I‘ve only ever seen that in—

TINA (whispers): Salamanders?

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Mitch
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Mmmm... Monday cheeky matinee. Wasn‘t a fan

TrishB I‘m not even tempted to go and see....🤷‍♀️ 6y
Mitch @TrishB wise move! 6y
julesG My kids want to see it. I'll probably make the tickets part of their St Nicholas's Day gift. 6y
Mitch @julesG I hope they like it. Great special effects, but it moved very slowly! 6y
LazyDays It was kind of all over the place, and dark. I still liked it though, not sure if I am just super excited or if it was good😆 6y
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scripturient
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Mehso-so

Definitely wasn‘t blown away. I liked the story better than the first but somehow have my issues with the new franchise. Full review: www.theconstantreader.net

Kayla.Adriena Me too yikes 6y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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An under discussed topic!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I wondered that when I first saw that look when he visited a young Tom Riddle 6y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I loved the movie. However, this is my biggest complaint. There were moments where the aesthetic choices that were made felt...off. Or at least...off from what we were accustomed to the Wizarding world feeling like that was presented to us from the original series. 6y
tournevis There was an article on BoingBoing yesterday on how the costuming in FB makes no in-universe sense. 6y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @tournevis, great article, thanks for sharing! 6y
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MotionChickness
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😬😬😬 I am excited!

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Kshakal
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Excited to see this today with my mom!!!

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scripturient
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#bookmail and #bookmail - I‘ll be busy today. 😍

Cathythoughts I recently got Educated too & now I‘m wondering if it would work for #booked2019 Fairy Tale retelling ( rags to riches ... ) or is that too wide an interpretation @cinfhen ? !! (edited) 6y
Cathythoughts Are you doing #booked2019 also , Stefanie ? (edited) 6y
Caroline2 Educated is soooooo good!!! 👍🏻 6y
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Cinfhen It‘s your challenge @Cathythoughts and while that probably wasn‘t the intention behind the prompt, I think you could use it, if u wanted too 🤷‍♀️I‘m not a stickler for rules 😘 6y
Cathythoughts @cinfhen thankyou 👍🏻. I‘ll keep the thinking cap on for another while 😘 6y
Sarah83 Looks so great 😍 6y
Moray_Reads Ooh, lovely books. What are your cakes? 6y
scripturient @Moray_Reads They are German gingerbread cakes. So yummy! 6y
scripturient @Cathythoughts Haven‘t checked it out yet but will have a look. :) Have you decided about maybe joining us on the Gladstones reading retreat? :) 6y
Cathythoughts Is that the one in English library .... would really love too , but may not be possible. Hopefully another time though 👍🏻❤️ 6y
scripturient @Cathythoughts Yes, the one that Mitch is organising. Hope you can make it next time. 6y
ephemeralwaltz Lovely! 6y
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js0315
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Mehso-so

This just felt like a big ole mess.

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Rachbb3
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Pickpick

I'm enjoying the Fantastic Beasts series so far. It's also great to see some familiar characters make appearances. I'm looking forward to the movie now. I just read this whole book today. 💙

hgrimes My head is spinning after the film, but I loved it! I‘m thinking about getting my hands on that script as it was so complex. 6y
Rachbb3 @hgrimes Although I haven't seen the movie yet, I can see how reading this first would help with the movie. At the end of the book I was like WHAT? 🤔 6y
hgrimes @Rachbb3 uh huh! And we have to wait 2 years to find out wtf!!! 😱 (that‘s if Rowling even bothers to explain anything in the next one!) 6y
ericarobynreads 😍😍 6y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Pickpick

I just finished this whole thing in one sitting. 😍

suvata Way to go! 6y
jordan_lent54 I‘ve been afraid to read the two Harry Potter series books that are in screen-play format. Did that impact what you thought of it at all? (edited) 6y
Rachel.Rencher @jordan_lent54 No, I absolutely loved both of them. They added to the wizard universe nicely, and they're just fun, quick reads. The Cursed Child, on the other hand... I just pretend that one doesn't exist. 6y
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Karkar The color of this cover is amazing 😍😍😍 6y
Laughterhp Hmm based on your comments above, these are better than the cursed child? Because I didn‘t really like it but would love new HP books to read! 6y
Rachel.Rencher @Laughterhp Sooo so so much better! They cant even be compared. Fantastic Beasts takes place long before HP went to Hogwarts and tells the story of a lot of prominent characters in the wizard universe. 6y
Lucas.Rencher I love the cover! 😍 6y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Next up! I'm so in love with the cover design of these screenplays. 😍

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