Sunday, July 15, 2007

Waiting for Harry Potter

As we wait for Harry Potter 7, some of us are racing to read the whole set. I'm up to book 6. Where are you?

I've seen some predictions and, since almost nobody reads this BLOG, I'm going to predict one possible outcome for book 7.
In Book 6, Harry finds a potions recipe book that has an inscription that says: This is the property of the Half-Blood Prince. He comes to think that this refers to him, only to discover that the book had belonged to He-who-must-not-be-named. (I use this title mostly because I can't spell Volm.....)
Correction -- I've finished the book now and have discovered that the book actually belongs to Snape (Yes, Professor Snape.) His mother's maiden name was Prince!)

In Book 5, there's a prediction about He-Who- etc. and possibly Harry Potter, but it could mean someone else entirely. The prediction says that "neither can live while the other survives."

I predict that it won't be Harry Potter who is instrumental in defeating He-who- etc.
It's Neville !

Neville was born the same month/ year as Harry and his parents were also destroyed (mentally, they're not dead) by He-who-etc. By making He-who-etc. focus on Harry P., he ignores poor clumsy Neville, which will be his undoing.

Next weekend I hope to get book 7 and find out if I'm right.

-wendieO

4 comments:

Laura Salas said...

Interesting predictions! I haven't read books 5 and 6, but just saw the new movie yesterday. Love the idea that Neville defeats Voldemort. That would be fun (though maybe not to serious Potter fans...not sure).

My plan was to someday read all 7 books right in a row, but I'm just now realizing how unlikely it will be to avoid hearing the ending of book 7. Ack! And once I know the ending, I don't think I'll be motivated to read the whole set.

Shoot.

Wendie O said...

It's been fastinating both as a reader and a writer to read the whole set in one swell foop. As I said before, I'm seeing connections and forshadowing that I simply hadn't noticed when I first read the books -- what with years between their publication.

-w

sunflower said...

Wendie,
That's the same prediction I have had! Wouldn't it be awesome if poor underestimated Neville turned out to be the hero! The book comes out tomorrow and I can't wait. Great job on your blog.
Jodie

Greg said...

Intersting idea about Neville. I haven't finished book 5 yet, but I noticed in the movie that Neville skills are develping...hmm...interesting.

Greg