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JK Rowling says 'Harry Potter' ending may be wrong

J.K. Rowling Has Second Thoughts About 'Harry Potter' Ending

LONDON (AP) -- Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about having ended the series with heroine Hermione Granger paired up romantically with Ron Weasley.

The hugely successful author tells Wonderland magazine she chose the red-haired Ron for Hermione for very personal reasons having little to do with literature.

She told the magazine she "wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment" and said the couple might eventually need relationship counseling.

The soon-to-be published interviewed was reported in The Sunday Times, which also quoted actress Emma Watson, who played Hermione, expressing doubts about the viability of her character's relationship with Ron.

She told the newspaper that many fans doubt Ron can make Hermione happy over time.

Many fans had hoped Harry and Hermione would become a couple.

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cannoneer1831e Yesterday at 8:48 PM

JKR coments (second thoughts) proves to me that although she can tell a good tale. However when it comes to romance she dropped the ball. After all, she had seven books inwhich to sell the idea of Ron and hermione. Seven books to justify the epilog of even Harry and Ginny. And she failed.
Who's fault is it that even Emma who played Hermione and whoes attraction to Dan was obvious in every press conference they attended from the first film, was given no scenes which sold the romance - she always stood closer to Dan than to Rupert.
if the aurthor could come up with a beliefable romance after seven books of trying, then she is not suited to write any books involving romance

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karen.metz1 Yesterday at 10:44 PM

My favorite part was when Molly Weasley freeze-dries and blasts Bellatrix Lestrange into tiny bits and pieces! It couldn't have come soon enough for me! However, I kinda wish her ending had been more terrifying. Of course I guess being "blown to Hell" for all eternity was pretty horrifying!
My husband and I both watch the television versions too even though we own all the DVDs.

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Annie Tuesday at 12:52 AM

I loved the pairing of Ginny & Harry, Ron & Hermione. My husband and I are like Ron and Hermione and we are now married 31 years. We've learned to accept each other, weakeness, strengths & all. We've grown to love each other because we are truly committed to our marriage. I always pictured both couples being like that as they've been through so many, many losses. I always thought of them as being extra committed to one another because of that. I think JK got it absolutely right, in my humble opinion. :)

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cmgillispie Sunday at 2:11 AM

Too little, too late...she has made likely billions from this franchise so she sold her characters to the highest bidder and lost any more input.

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juliezedi Saturday at 2:29 PM

I think JK got the pairing right! I started out reading the series to my 7 year old daughter when they first came out. We were both hooked. As she became a better reader she started hiding the books until she was finished reading them. Anyway, I saw the Ginny/Harry connection coming when they met in the first book! I agree with bootsnchaps60 and Tim.

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Tim Mahoney Thursday at 11:28 PM

The issue between Ron and Hermione as adolescents trying to figure out who each of them were and still trying to figure out if they should be a couple is something that might or not work out over time. If they have the commitment. If they make the adjustments to accept their relative strengths and weaknesses and don't let the angst of youth tear them apart. In literature, as in life, nothing is guaranteed, but it's not an automatic mismatch.

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bootsnchaps60 April 09 2014 at 12:27 PM

The couplings were fine. Harry and Hermione were obviously close friends but on an intellectual/magical level. By the last movie they were chafing with each other a bit on those levels , so pairing Hermione with Ron with whom she was not competeing intellectually made sense. Both also had a "normal" family (as opposed to Harry's abusive aunt and uncle). Harry was a celebrity without a normal family life and Ginny connected him to that through her family and helped maintain the friendship among Harry, Ron and Hermione in that context. I read the first and last books and yes the movies left things out. But there's only so much that can fit into a format that younger folks- and some of us seniors- will sit through. Write some more books, JK, these are wrapped up and okay.

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crazykmartlady1 April 05 2014 at 12:21 AM

I always wanted Jenny and Neville because they looked so cute dancing together in the movie Goblet of Fire. I wanted Harry and Luna together cause I just love Luna. Ron and Hermione didnt matter either way

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gbuschmann Friday at 12:51 AM

As for my preferred HP relationship choices, Harry and Luna, definitely. Hermione helped move Harry along, but it is Luna is who really gets who Harry is. Ginny I don't see the appeal -- If not for Ron's friendship with Harry, Ginny wouldn't even register on the vibration meter. That may be due to the chemistry (and at time lack of) between the different actors in the movie; in the books Ginny is more interesting, compelling, where as in the movie Luna is perfectly cast as almost an enchantress. Perhaps Luna is a bit airy -- and yet even more she is very wise and alert to the sorrows of the world.

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STRAKER Monday at 5:01 AM

I have to agree, Luna seemed to be more of a match for Harry. Aside from Ginny's crush on Harry she never seemed to be a great match for him. I actually remember thinking when she was acting more casual around him that he'd move away from her and when Luna connected with him those few times I thought she'd be the one. I never really thought Hermione would have been THE girl because it seemed too cliched. All told I think the way it is in the books is fine.

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Mary Beth April 01 2014 at 3:21 PM

And yes, I read all the books multiple times!

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