This is a little unfair, but indulge me:
What if Ron Weasley had defeated Voldemort? And Hermoine didn’t come into the picture until they were adults? And Harry was gay and fell in love with Draco Malfoy?
Oh, and instead of all white* main characters, there were characters of color? Instead of only confirming** Dumbledore’s sexuality after the fact, it was right there in the text?
These are fundamentally fan-fiction-y questions, so if fan fiction*** is your bag, then you are probably going to love this book. This book is suitable for pretty much all ages. It’s light, fun, and even when things get dark, there’s a wink and a smile to the writing. It feels right next door to Harry Potter in the way that Harry Potter feels right down the street from most of the English/fantasy canon.
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