This book is largely misrepresented - It is not an accurate review of the Harry Potter fandom. Instead, it examines author Melissa Anelli and a select group of others on their experiences with loving Harry Potter. The book reads like one long fangirling squee.
Much of the writing undoubtedly has personal and highly emotional ties for Anelli, but it falls completely flat on paper. It’s ludicrous to try following the conversations that many of these people share, as well as the sheer excitement they exhibited over such things as shipping wars and concerts. The entire HP fandom is not represented here, just a hyperactive few who believed themselves to be of the utmost importance and fame.
With all of that said, this still remained a pleasant read. It passed the time and was easy to breeze through. Harry Potter fans may find some of the information interesting and enlightening, such as the origins of the website The Leaky Cauldron and the state of the British children’s publishing market in 1996. Just don’t take the book’s cover to heart when you first start in.