a defense, of sorts, of HP

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sun Feb 22 21:29:31 EST 2004

>But in the Potter books, JKR will occasionally bring the narrative to a
>screeching halt and demand that we watch Harry grieve or rage or obsess
>over something; on other occasions, she just breezes past terrible stuff
>very casually and insouciantly, so you're left going "Um? Did no-one else
>*notice* that Hermione has just spent the first night at her parents'
>house in over a year, and then immediately left, refusing to go on holiday
>with them at Christmas?

Not to be a JKR apologist, but I had a sister whose behaviour would make 
that look normal. I mean, she came home occasionally to sleep because she 
wasn't at boarding school, but effectively she was absent from the family 
for a couple of years at about that age. She got over it, eventually.

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