Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a very good book by J.K. Rowling. The book is also written as a screenplay. It tells about the main character, Newt Scamander, who is a private animal collecter, and how he brings his animals to New York City. He brings his creatures in his suitcase. They are not small, they only fit in his suitcase because it is a magical suitcase that is small on the outside and big on the inside. Newt went to New York because he wanted to get another animal, a baby Occamy, that was from New York. While he is searching for the baby Occamy, he has an adventure that involves some of his beasts.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an excellent book because it is filled with suspense, and describes events very well. the author’s word choices create very clear pictures so that the story unfolds much like a movie. It also has magical things happening which is very interesting for the reader to read and witness.
When you first begin to read, you might immediately get what is really happening, who Newt Scamander is, and where in the world the magical creatures are. But, slowly, but surely gets revealed when Newt’s thieving Niffler (One of the beasts Newt had in his suitcase) turns loose in a bank. Jacob, the Muggle/No-Maj (In England, the wizarding world calls un-magical people Muggles, in New York, No-Maj.) sees all this monkey business, and is very much terrified. Tina, a worker from MACUSA, the Magical Congress of the United States of America, sees that Jacob, a No-Maj, has seen thing he is not supposed to see, and since the wizarding world is considered a danger to the No-Maj by the No-Maj, Tina tries to force Newt to take action and Obliviate (an erase-all-the-bad-memories charm) While Newt is trying to Obliviate Jacob, Jacob, sensing that something unfortunate (even by wizard standards) is about to happen to him, grabs Newt’s suitcase (believing it to be his own) smacs Newt with it, and runs off.
The creatures, free of their rightful keeper, then decide to take a personal tour of New York City. Again the thieving Niffler comes out, not a surprise, but as well the Murtlap, Erumpent, an Occamy, and Dougal, Newt’s Demiguise. The real adventure begins when Tina, her sister, Queenie, Newt, and Jacob go on a search to find these creatures. But it is more than just a search. It is a search for the ever-powerful Obscurial as well. This is where the suspense takes hold of our reader. What is the Obscurial? Well, piece by piece, through the magic brush of her words, the author allows the reader to discover what the Obscurial is. A child, Credence, who is seeming lost in the world of his own personal horrors; his real mother is dead, and the woman who adopted him beats him at every slight mistake. He prompted by Mr. Graves, a man who is not everything he seems, is also looking for a young Obscurial. While Credence seeks the Obscurial in hopes of gaining acceptance and a better life, the power hungry Mr. Graves Though this is not his wish, he begins to complete it. This is the wish of Mr. Graves, a man who is not everything he seems. Mr. Graves is a man, an immense power that looms over the city, casting deathly shadows when he does not feel like luring people into his trap of thinking he is a nice man who works in MACUSA. He wants more. He is power-hungry. He cannot stop until he gets the Obscurus. And so, as Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob search for the escaped animals, another fate might be just around the corner, coming their way.
As I read this book, I couldn’t stop thinking, ok, now that this happened, how does it intertwine with the rest of the story? In truth, I thought that the beginning of the book was a bit confusing. It’s very choppy and it’s hard to tell what to make of things. Thought as you read on, you start to understand why the little look at this means, or how the character changes affect the whole story frame. The style of the writing is very descriptive, and if you like more than a peek at thing when you have so many burning questions to ask, this book will answer all your questions… but only in a matter of time. As well-writen as the style, the storyline is very clear, but not clear enough for you to know the ending.
Questions are answered. Style is good. That’s not the only thing that makes a book good. It’s that tingly feeling you get in your toes that spreads everywhere. You know what’s going to happen, but at the same time, you don’t. You can’t just eat up the facts and be satisfied. You have to process them, think them through, and find out what they really mean. Find out what is between the lines. This book will be an ideal example for good writing style, and it will, definitely, give you that tingly feeling.