Potter Profile - Alison and Addie
June 12, 2005
What is your favorite Harry Potter book and why?
We both like POA the best - it's got a really cool plot with the time
travel angle. Also, to parrot Jo in one of her interviews, it introduces some
nifty characters, namely Remus Lupin and Sirius Black. And who
want a Marauder's Map of their school or work or someplace else of
Did you like the third movie or not and why?
Yes, we both liked it - in fact, like the movies, it was our favorite
three so far. Addie really likes the time-travel sequence. Alison
too, and likes the fact that the young actors have developed to the
where they seem more natural. Also, it was, even in the books, a more
developed continuous plot and less like a series of connected
Combining the development of the acting trio and the plot gives a
to the movie that wasn't quite there in the first two.
If you could spend the day as one character from the books, who would
Addie would definitely be Hermione Granger because she's so smart!
really having trouble on this one - it's an age thing - in real life
to be a Hogwarts student but not as old as any of the professors. But,
would probably have to be Minerva McGonagall. (Alison generally
herself sorted into Ravenclaw, however.)
What do you think of all this "relationship" arguments about who will end up with who, etc.?
At age 7, Addie doesn't have much interest in this one. Alison is just
generally amused by it all and looks forward to finding out Jo's
the final two books.
What is your favorite moment of the series so far?
Addie is particularly fond of Harry's defeat of the Basilisk - she
classic good defeats bad aspect - and with a cool sword to boot.
loves many parts, but has always had a notable fondness for the moment
the end of PS/SS when Dumbledore bites into an earwax-flavored Bertie
bean. Makes her laugh every time.
Who do you think the Half-Blood prince is?
Alison thinks Hagrid is a slight possibility based on the fact that HBP
the original title for COA and there was that part about Hagrid getting
thrown out of Hogwarts in COA. It seemed like something that could
have been expanded but was it wasn't - perhaps that was the information
took out? But that's the only thing we've come up with - if that's not
we have to agree with a previous fan of the week who said it would
be someone we've seen before but wouldn't think of - until we're told,
then it makes perfect sense.
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you've concocted, a shout-out?
Well, apparently Alison has come up with a theory about the HBP even
she didn't realize it when she first started answering these questions.
Other than that - thanks to Addie's grandmother (Alison's mom) for
to go with us this summer when we go on our Harry Potter Scotland fan
since Addie's dad/Alison's husband can't go due to work commitments.
wants to thank her piano teacher Mary for letting her start to work on
from the POA "late elementary piano solos" book. Also thanks to
for picking us, and for having such good content all the time. And
Alison wants to thank Jo for her creativity and imagination which has
sparked the imagination of Addie and millions of other children around