Do you have a favorite character or hero from children’s literature?
Hermione. Harry Potter to me is a bore. His talent arrives as a gift; he’s chosen. Who can identify with that? But Hermione — she’s working harder than anyone, she’s half outsider, right? Half Muggle. She shouldn’t be there at all. It’s so unfair that Harry’s the star of the books, given how hard she worked to get her powers
If you could meet any writer, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you want to know?
Edgar Allan Poe. I don’t have a question, but dude just seems like he could use a hug.
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