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

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

This book came from the author as a free story, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

James & Sirius: The Prequel

by J.K. Rowling


Series: Harry Potter #0.5

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two.

Genres: Fantasy

This eBook has 2 pages and was published by the author on June 11, 2008.

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.

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”.

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