Ten Unfortunate Truths of Being a Real-Life Hermione

This list is dedicated to those of us who are sometimes accused of being “insufferable know-it-alls.”


1. Your greatest fear is getting less than an A on any graded assignment or course. Cue the McGonagall boggart.


Hermione reading about Nicolas Flamel


2. You spend more time with your books than any of your friends.


Hermione reading a book, sittingunder a tree


3. You might as well move your bed and all your belongings into the library because that’s where you eat, sleep, and breathe anyway.


Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the library. It's night time and Ron is holding the golden egg from the triwizard tournament


4. Once you’ve finished an exam, all you want to do is talk about it in a play-by-play manner, but no one wants to relive the torture, so you end up talking to yourself when you’re alone at night.



5. Sickness is the enemy. When you have to battle a cold on top of studying, stress, and nerves, you might as well be dying.


Hermione petrified in the hospital wing. Madam Pomfrey, Harry, and Ron are around her bed


6. Group projects are never a group effort because A) No one does the work they say they will, and B) You don’t trust them to do it right anyway, so you just finish the project yourself.


Hermione looking glum, slumped over with her hear resting in her hand. The image is captioned, "I am surrounded by idiots"


7. For better or for worse all of your teachers know your name no matter how big the class is.


Hermione raising her hand in class


8. During finals week your friends and family learn to not take anything you say to heart. You become more sarcastic than usual and tend to snap at people who ask you silly questions, wasting precious study time.



9. When your friend tells you they are taking a break from studying for the big exam to take a nap you become stressed out for them and worried about their fate.



10. When you print out an especially long research paper, you just love to weigh it in your hands and flip the crisp, plentiful pages.



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Amy Hogan

I was 9 years old when I discovered the magic that is “Harry Potter.” I am a proud Hufflepuff and exceedingly good at eating, reading, being sarcastic, and over-thinking small tasks. Since I spent too much time worrying about the correct way to write this bio, this is all I was able to come up with before the deadline.