So as part of both Potterthon and Hogwarts Reading Challenge I decided to give these books a go. I thought it was rather cute that they came up with putting out books that Harry and the gang read while they were in school. The books were also for a good cause as profits from it go to Comic Relief. These books were a struggle for me. For the most part they were nothing but a big snooze. The best part of either of them was in Fantastic Beasts where there were notes in the margins supposedly made by Ron and Harry. They were cute and really the highlight of the book. Beyond that I found myself struggling to get through the books. The books were very small and light on content. They were a wonderful concept but not wonderfully executed. As hard as it is for me to do this to anything by J.K Rowling but I have to give 1 star to Quidditch through the ages and 1 and half stars to Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.. I'm happy at least my money went to a good cause otherwise I would completely regret my purchase. Even if you are a die hard Harry Potter fan I would advise avoiding these reads and perhaps a different Harry Potter related book.
Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2011