24 September, 2021

LitStaff Pick:Supporting (or Secondary) Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

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Harry Potter
JK Rowling

One of my favorite characters of all time is Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series. She is so quirky and fresh and optimistic, if a bit of a conspiracy theorist, that a story written from her perspective is bound to be entertaining, and perhaps even enlightening.

From the instant she showed up in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Luna was something special. She had her own way of viewing the world, for sure, but often proved to be intelligent, brave, and intuitive. She had a wisdom that was often misunderstood. Though mocked for her idiosyncrasies, Luna always knew who she was and remained true to herself and her friends.
With Luna Lovegood being who she is, a story with her as the main character–and hopefully from her point of view–would be exceedingly tangential, but also clever and fun and insightful. It would be a glimpse into a world of wonder: not the wonder of discovering the magical world of Harry Potter, but at realizing the wonder of everything in the world, whether magical or not.
Seeing the wonder in the everyday–even if her everyday is considerably different from yours and mine–is Luna Lovegood’s gift, and I, for one, would love to be able to share it.
-Elisha Dew

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