Hiya bookish people!
This new series will take place once a month, and I encourage anyone to take part! It will take
place on the last Friday of the month, and you write a letter to a character from a book that you
loved, hated, or need to thank. If you do take part, please credit me so I can read your awesome
posts! The questions are :
Where did you ‘meet’ this character?
What impact have they had on you as a reader / person / author etc?
What do you remember of your first ‘meeting’?
Have they inspired you / what about them has inspired you?
Why do you want to say thank you?
Dear Hermione Granger
I grew up with you, watching you go from page to screen, from page to heart to heart to heart. You inspired me in so many ways. You taught me that being smart and academic doesn’t mean you can’t also be a badass. I learned from you dedication, fierce protectiveness and a love for everything academic – I probably wouldn’t have loved my schoolwork at all if I didn’t have a role model who did.
I remember reading your character and then seeing you on screen. There you were, a girl like me with big bushy unruly hair, a smile for your friends, and a standoffish attitude. It was then I knew I had found someone to inspire me. From reading you try to beat a troll, to watching your heart break at the final war, I was following you and your character. You were done dirty in the books, and there is so much more to you then what is just on the page. You weren’t just the friend and love interest, you were the parent when Ron and Harry didn’t have their own there, you were loyal and fierce and amazing.
You knew what you had to lose at all times – from being a muggle to one of the most brilliant witches of all time. You knew that you risked being expelled, cast away from the new world that you held so tightly. And yet you risked everything you could have ever wanted for yourself to make sure others were alright. Do I always agree with that? No. Do I think that there are things you’ve done that I disagree with? Certainly. But if anything, that made you better because it made you relatable and it made you real.
Here I am, and I want to say thank you. Without you, I would never have found my love for reading and tenacity and realised hey, I can be a bit rude and care about schoolwork but still be a good person.
Best wishes and kind regards,