Fan Focus: Frances – June 14, 2009

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13-year-old Frances from Ireland


First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan?

Well, I started reading them when I was about six when my mum got the first four as a book set for Christmas. Since then I have been addicted!

How are you feeling now that the series is over?

Oh I thought the ending was great and it ended at a perfect time. I thought I would be sad to see it over, but no, it was a great series and it will always be a great series. I’m very satisfied with how it finished.

What is your favorite moment from the books?

Oh that is so difficult! well, I love the funny bits with Harry, Ron and Hermione, and I also love when Harry and Ginny spend time together. I think my one favorite moment is in The Deathly Hallows, when Ron and Hermione FINALLY show that they have always liked each other in the room of requirement. When Hermione drops the basilisk fangs and runs up and kisses him. While Harry is left to remind them of the war going on around them. It is one of the funny moments, and I think the moment Ron and Hermione finally become a couple.

What is your favorite moment from the movies?

My favourite would have to be in The Chamber of Secrets, at the last feast where Hermione shows up out of the hospital wing. I love their reunion, it is so special!

If you could spend the day as one GOOD character from the books, who would it be?

Oh I would love to be Ginny Weasley (not just because of how her and harry get together but that WOULD be a bonus!) I think she’s really pretty and I love her energetic spirit. She is so interesting and one of my favourite characters.

If you could spend the day as one EVIL character from the books, who would it be?

Hmmm. I am not really sure. I suppose if I was to become evil I may as well be the evilest! So I’ll go with Voldemort. I’d love to find out if he has ever felt any remorse for anything he has done, or if he has ever loved. I think even he must have loved someone at some stage of his life. I think that would be a great, interesting experience; finding out when (if ever) he still had love in him.

MuggleNet has a new book out, “Harry Potter Should Have Died.” Thoughts?

I think that it would be too predictable. In a way, we all expected him to die in the end and I am so glad J.K. Rowling didn’t just do the easy thing and kill Harry. She is a great writer to have found a way to keep him alive, even at the end. I would have been disappointed with a simple; “hero dies tragically to be victorious” ending, and its best he is alive. I think this is NOT a good idea.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I would like to thank J.K. Rowling for the masterpiece that she has created and let her know how important Harry is and has always been to his many fans. She is a genius, and I feel that I somehow know her from the imagination she put into these books.