Is anyone else a Harry Potter fan? How about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? My children were about 10 and 12 when the first harry came out. I was working at the library, and wondered at all these requests for this book, and ordered it myself... and fell in love.
What I loved is these books gave adults permission to be kids again, and kids encouragement to read. YA books are so darn depressing and "realistic". What I don't like is the trend for adults to be minimalized or non-existent, and endowing a child with the strength, wisdom and adultness to solve all problems, and be the hero.
Not realistic, at all. Still Fantastic Beasts is a joy, mixing a period piece with magic/ British with American characters. The humor gets point, too. I can hardly wait for the 2nd Fantastic in 2018!