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Posted by: Rosi
June 22, 2011, 06:25 PM

For day two of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway leave the answer to the following question in the comments: who was your favourite character when you first started the Harry Potter series and how has that changed (if it has) over the years? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registered Leaky members who can be contacted via their MyLeaky profiles, are over age of 13, and who are resident in the United States. Over the next four days we'll be giving away one copy of Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic each day to a lucky commenter.

Leave your answers below, and good luck!

Dear Mr. Potter will be released on the 1st July -- find out more information about the book, including where to pre-order, on the official website.

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I would definitely have to say Harry was and still is my favorite. Through all my years reading this series, he isn’t portrayed as invincible. He’s just portrayed as an extraordinary human being with unfortunate circumstances, but yet still able to overcome his obstacles.

In every single book Voldemort; oops I mean “He who must not be named” is always trying to sway harry off of the stronger path, and into his hands. No matter what, because of the ones who Love harry he is always able to hold on, even if just by a finger tip. Dumbledore, Luna, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Seamus, Dean, The Twins (for the first five years), and of course Ginny are all the main reason he made it at least 6 years at hogwarts.

Beyond all the school years even then harry knows he is fighting not just for his own life, but for those willing to give theirs. He represents heart and strength, I love it.

Posted by HpLookalike on June 23, 2011, 03:31 AM report to moderator
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I love Hermoine. Well, she’s always acted like a mother. She has been a know it all at times which just plays to her insecurities. Like a mother, she has stepped in continually to protect Harry and Ron and yet has grown over the years and has remained open to continually improving herself and learning.

Posted by cjusko on June 23, 2011, 04:04 AM report to moderator
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In the beginning, my favorite characters were Harry and Dumbledore. I guess to me, Dumbledore seemed larger than life. Hermione irritated me and Ron seemed a bit bumbling. As time went on, my favorite characters became Hermione, because she’s most like me, and Neville, because he just seemed like that underdog you love to root for (and I was super proud of him at the very end of DH). I’ve also always loved Hagrid’s loyalty. I really admired Snape in the end, too, but I don’t know that I’d say I “like” him. I’m also a lot more conflicted about Dumbledore because the story of his past really brought him back down to earth for me.

Posted by indigogirl808 on June 23, 2011, 05:21 AM report to moderator
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there are so many great characters, one of my favorites is Luna, she is strong and not afraid to be herself. another is Hermione, i loved the fact that she is a great friend and smart, but will stand up to her friends when needed. i also love Neville for his ability to do what is right and his bravery that always existed. Ginny is another because she is kind and sweet, yet strong and commanding at the same time. she adds her much-needed feminine side to the Weasley family. i have also always loved Ron, his humor and bravery add light to every dark part of the books. i loe lots others,too, like Bellatrix and Snape, but i decide to focus on the good (that is to say, nice and kind,as i know many people still maintain the idea that Snape is good (wich he is), but the fact remains that he was, and will always be, bitter and angry.)

Posted by pumpkin3 on June 23, 2011, 06:29 AM report to moderator
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When I was little I loved Hagrid and I still do but my all time favorite character ever writen I think is now Snape. I always liked his little snide comments and such but after reading The Prince’s Tale and watching Alan Rickmans portrayal of him for years I was forever in love!!!! :D

Posted by bailey.lottes on June 23, 2011, 06:53 AM report to moderator
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When I first read the Harry Potter books my favorite character was Hermione. I loved books and so did she. If there was something i wanted to talk about she was right there in my head, waiting for me. Over the years; as the books have been released my favorite character has changed to Luna. I still love Hermione and she’s still always there for me but as I have experienced a public high school I began to identify more with Luna. I can understand the feeling of being an outsider and people thinking you’re a bit weird. I love how she’s honest, brave,and wise. She sticks up for her beliefs. Luna is a wonderful, amazing, interesting, and insightful person.

Posted by elle luna on June 23, 2011, 08:27 AM report to moderator
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When I first started reading the series my favorite character would have been Harry. I loved how he was so brave and loyal to his friends. I felt bad for him losing his parents at such a young age then being forced to live with abusive relatives. I even rooted for him in the Order of the Phoenix when he dated for Cho for a short while. Hoping they would get back together, but I must admit I love him and Ginny together much much better. :) Something for me also changed in the Order of the Phoenix. I found myself falling in love with Tonkses character. I love how clumsy she is, makes her more human. lol i can totally relate to being clumsy, when im out at the barn Im always tripping over stall mats. Best of all shes herself, and stands out instead of doing what everyone else is doing. She has her own style and does her own thing, and I love that about her. The fact that she is a Metamorphmagus is even better :) Wish I could constantly change my hair color like that!!!

Posted by sboyer06 on June 23, 2011, 09:03 AM report to moderator
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You go giant squid!

Posted by Won_Two on June 23, 2011, 10:04 AM report to moderator
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My favourite of all, honestly, is Hermione… But through the years, it’s Hermione and Cho Chang… I loved Hermione because she is freaking smart, and pretty… She’s so smart that the Sorting Hat almost sorted her to Ravenclaw house, but, she had courage and was able to be sorted into Gryffindor :") I liked Cho Chang because she resembles Asian features(facial) and that she is also very very cute… She is very kind and her voice is so gentle… She dresses very well especially at the Yule Ball…. please pick me as the Dear Mr Potter winner because (HONESTLY) I have dreamt of having them, hundreds of them! But, if you have picked someone, it super-duper okay :))

Posted by Jamille Potter on June 23, 2011, 10:35 AM report to moderator
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My favourite of all, honestly, is Hermione… But through the years, it’s Hermione and Cho Chang… I loved Hermione because she is freaking smart, and pretty… She’s so smart that the Sorting Hat almost sorted her to Ravenclaw house, but, she had courage and was able to be sorted into Gryffindor :") I liked Cho Chang because she resembles Asian features(facial) and that she is also very very cute… She is very kind and her voice is so gentle… She dresses very well especially at the Yule Ball…. please pick me as the Dear Mr Potter winner because (HONESTLY) I have dreamt of having them, hundreds of them! But, if you have picked someone, it super-duper okay :))

Posted by Jamille Potter on June 23, 2011, 10:35 AM report to moderator
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My favourite of all, honestly, is Hermione… But through the years, it’s Hermione and Cho Chang… I loved Hermione because she is freaking smart, and pretty… She’s so smart that the Sorting Hat almost sorted her to Ravenclaw house, but, she had courage and was able to be sorted into Gryffindor :") I liked Cho Chang because she resembles Asian features(facial) and that she is also very very cute… She is very kind and her voice is so gentle… She dresses very well especially at the Yule Ball…. please pick me as the Dear Mr Potter winner because (HONESTLY) I have dreamt of having them, hundreds of them! But, if you have picked someone, it super-duper okay :))

Posted by Jamille Potter on June 23, 2011, 10:35 AM report to moderator
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My favorite characters have always been Harry and Hermione. I have never been able to choose between the two. It is so easy to relate with Harry and Hermione in so many ways, from school to friends, and having to decide what is really the right thing to do in a difficult situation. Since Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry has learned that Dumbledore was right all along (that his power against Lord Voldemort was love) and to always follow his instinct, and Hermione has realised that even though school is extremely important, there are some things that have to come before it, and that being “the brightest witch of her age” is something to be proud of.

Posted by sdelnegro on June 23, 2011, 10:39 AM report to moderator
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I don’t live in the U.S. and I’m only 12, but I’m going to post my comment anyway. When I first read the Harry Potter books, my favorite character was Hermione. This hasn’t changed, but now Harry, Ron, and Ginny are all following very close behind.

Posted by harry potter fan #1 on June 23, 2011, 12:34 PM report to moderator
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My favorite character when I first stared the series when I was still little was of course Harry Potter, I could relate to his character when I was young and he helped me a lot during my rough childhood, he help escape my problems and go into a fantasy world. But now it’s Hermione because I have a crush on her Emma Watson and I just love that she is a great friend in real life and in the movies and a good girl too.

Posted by #1harrypotterfan1 on June 23, 2011, 12:46 PM report to moderator
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Harry was my favorite to start with, and although is stayed in first place for the series, I started to become more intriged with Snape. He went from one dimensial bad guy in the first book to a very complex character by the end. The intense but opposite feelings he had for each of Harrys parents was amazing, and I wondered why Snape could never see any of Lily in Harry, especially when everyone else immediately commented on him having his mother’s eyes. If only Snape had been able to see beyond Harry’s resemblance to James, he might have been able to have been a better influence in Harry’s life and told him much about his mother.

Posted by gkbakies on June 23, 2011, 01:35 PM report to moderator
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