Does Potter still require a spoiler alert, even though the last book came out in 2007? Look, if you haven’t read the HP series yet, what are you waiting for?
3 Scenes I Wish Had Been Included/Done Differently in the Movies
- In Deathly Hallows (part one), at Malfoy Manor, I wish the films showed Ron’s desperation to get to Hermione as she was being tortured. The movie glosses over it, but the books … it’s so intense. He can’t quit screaming her name over and over. Nine “HERMIONE!”s in four pages.2. Also in part one, after Ron destroys the locket and has had his worst fears and jealousies revealed to his bff, Harry oh-so-gently reassures him that he has never felt that way about the girl Ron loves.3. In part two, after they escape Gringotts on the back of a dragon, Ron offers up a moment of sarcasm that has them all laughing. I love this tiny pocket of joy in the midst of chaos, and I wish there had been a way to translate it to film.
2 Times I Cried While Reading the Books
- At the end of Half-Blood Prince, when the phoenix flies away.
- Harry’s agonizing walk into the dark forest in Deathly Hallows.
1 Favorite Memory of Reading the Books
- Reaching the Point of No Return at a hotel in Aberdeen, South Dakota, I stayed up late to finish the series, stopping every few paragraphs to count horcruxes on my fingers, utterly entranced. I wish I could watch a video of myself from that night: a girl, mind and heart racing from the power of story.