'I think you'd like it.'
Seven-year-old Bana Alebed tweets to 87,ooo followers every day, sharing news from her life in Aleppo, Syria. Like many kids, she's a Harry Potter fan, but it's hard for her to find copies of the books in the middle of a war zone.
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'Fantastic Beasts' offers spellbinding magical creatures, but a weak cast of characters
This review includes no major spoilers. Instead of relying fannish nostalgia, Fantastic Beasts feels like refreshingly new territory for J.K. Rowling 's wizarding world, avoiding Harry Potter callbacks aside from a few musical cues and worldbuilding details. The storytelling and characterization may not be as deep as Rowling's novels, but it still brings that immersive sense of wonder, coupled with a dark undercurrent of moral conflict.
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