Harry Potter #0.5: Harry Potter: The Prequel – by J.K. Rowling

Image taken from: https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/9658936-harry-potter

Below is a summary from Goodreads:

The Harry Potter prequel is an 800-word story written by J. K. Rowling, and was published online on 11 June 2008. Set about three years before the birth of Harry Potter, the story recounts an adventure experienced by Sirius Black and James Potter.

At the bottom of the card, JKR wrote: “From the prequel I am NOT working on – but that was fun!”

There is no official ‘cover’ for this short story, seeing as it was penned (By JKR) on an A5 card for the auction by bookseller Waterstone’s, in aid of two reading charities, Dyslexia Action and English Pen. It was auctioned off for £25,000.

I read this online on Goodreads. This was only a short story so I can only give it a short review.

It was good to see what James and Sirius would have gotten up to together before James was killed though.

In the beginning I imagined a young Sirius and James on Hagrid’s motorcycle, but it turned out that I was only half right.

However it would have been nice in the end to find out what they were doing with magic in the Muggle world and also who the three others were. Plus where Lilly was and if she and James were together.

So many questions!

Rating: 4/5

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