Friday, July 20, 2007

In One Muggle's Opinion...

Happy Day Before Harry Potter Day!
(Unless you're Harry Potter, because I think Harry is going to die when the book is released tonight).

In one muggle's opinion (and I haven't read any of the spoilers, so this is just my completely random guesstimation and no one should freak out upon reading this) here is who I think will perish in Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows...

- Harry Potter will turn out to be a horcrux, and will have to die so Voldemort dies, fulfilling the prophecy
- Hagrid, who has been loyal to Harry and hasn't had his chance to shine and save the day
- One of the Weasleys (maybe Momma Weasley, to tug at our hearts? Or Percy, who sold-out to the Ministry?)
- Belatrix, who's had it comin for a long time...
- Mr. Malfoy
- Lupin

Other thoughts: Neville will go on to be the Herbology professor at Hogwarts; Draco will turn against the Dark Side and have some confrontation with his ol' man; the creepy house elf will be a central figure in the book; Hermione and Ron live to tell the tales of their brave friend, Harry Potter; Peter Pettigrew will attempt to redeem himself; Snape gets to keep working in Defense Against the Dark Arts and maybe smile once... just once.

I'm not a super super fan (in fact, it will probably take me 6 months to get through the book) but I like the idea of the series because its success indicates that 1) imagination thrills adults and kids alike, and 2) print isn't dead (yet).

New York Times and Baltimore Sun released their reviews on Thursday, despite the fact that the book isn't out yet... boy, did that make some people angry... check out what the Bloomsbury's representatives said about the leak ... could this mean another Red Coat invasion and Revolutionary War II???

"I solemly swear that I am up to no good,"


theleila said...

damn it! i just put up a post on myspace and realized i used your awesome "in one muggle's opinion" line - and there i was thinking i was so damn smart. - theleila

Caren (CK) said...

Great minds think alike, theLeila....