Would these books have been so popular if a girl had been the main character?
I'd like to think the answer would be 'yes' !! but at least the girl was really clever helping out the boys. I haven't read the last book yet!
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Chrisb - Gotta love that Hermione!FP - Hmm - I think you must have an opinion there. I guess I'm hopelessly naive. Wizard f Oz is pretty popular even though Dorothy is not magically blessed.
Well,then maybe the world IS ready for a girl named Harry Potter!
Does that mean you're on page 759 because my book only had about 608 pages?I love Hermione and Harry couldn't have done any of it without her. I guess you know they put JK Rowling as the author because they wanted people to assume she was male or to not be put off buying the book by a female author.
What books are you talking about?
FP - May be - I wonder!Beccy - The US book has 759. I wonder why yours is longer!! I doubt it could be all those extra u s (humour and colour)Min - Hodges Encyclopedia of Cabinetry.
I don't know if Harriett Potter would have been as popular or not. I wonder...
Okay, I'm thinkin' they would. Just 'cause they're so well-written.But then again, Mindy says I'm a hopeless optimist.(Yes, you do so, Mindy!)
Beccy - Guess I got that backwards - guess that means we need bigger print or more pictures.FP - I just fon't know.Corky - Me too!Stephanie - You are an optimist - but that doen's make it not so!!
I would like to think so, but it is a very good question.
Not a Potter fan myself---yet I would tend to put a lot of stock in your Oz analogy.(no bias there ;-)
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