Ron Weasley (Again)
The Harry Potter Series

I’ve read the Harry Potter series twice – first at the end of middle school and the second time nearing the end of high school. The first time I read the series, I had a major crush on Ron. I couldn’t tell you why. Whenever I imagined him, even back then, I didn’t imagine him as someone who was sexy or cool. He wasn’t the ‘hunk’ of the book. In fact, I saw him as just that awkward kid I’d sit next to in Algebra class and talk to every day. You know what? Maybe that explains it. Maybe I just have a thing for the awkward guy who isn’t the center of attention. He was my favorite sidekick because he wasn’t as smart as Hermione or as courageous as Harry. Later on in life, Samwise Gamgee and Hermione became favorites. I admire their determination and loyalty and keep them in mind whenever I feel like giving up. However, Ron was my very first favorite literary sidekick, and he has a special place in my heart just for that.

-Tiffany T. Cole

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