Book Review: J.K. Rowling’s “James & Sirius: The Prequel”

Posted February 17, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade readers

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: J.K. Rowling’s “James & Sirius: The Prequel”

James & Sirius: The Prequel


J.K. Rowling

fantasy, dystopian that was published by the author on June 11, 2008 and has 2 pages.

Explore it on Goodreads five-stars

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

A prequel in the Harry Potter urban fantasy series for middle-grade readers and revolving around Harry’s dad and his godfather: James and Sirius. Goodreads has it titled as “Harry Potter: The Prequel”.

This is a “freebie” provided by J.K. Rowling.

My Take

Oh, wow. It’s two whopping pages. Eight hundred words. And in that small bit, Rowling has made me feel it all. She’s also made me see the boys in one light, the expectation of the adult for the misbehaving teens. Until that last bit in which I start wondering if the boys are already battling Voldemort.

Very nice. And very unfair as I now want more about the Potter-Black adventures!

The Story

They’ve run them down, but who has run down whom?

The Characters

A couple of teens, James Potter and Sirius Black, miscreants who are speeding.

Sergeant Fisher and PC Anderson are the coppers chasing an out-of-control motorcycle.

The Title

The title is barebones, for it is about “James & Sirius”. And it is a “Prequel”.