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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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Brian 15 hours ago

I loved Harry Potter, the book and the movie. But the one thing that really bothered me was Hermione and Ron. Definately not right at all. It goes to the believablility factor in literature. I don't think J.K. did enough in the storyline to justify the bonding of these 2 characters over time. Of course, I just critisized one of the great writers of popular literature of all time. Wow, look at me! But it is my humble opinion. Otherwise, the book, movie, and J.K. are the best. I hope to read her new material soon.

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cannoneer1831e Thursday 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 Wednesday 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 April 15 2014 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 April 13 2014 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 April 12 2014 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 April 10 2014 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 April 11 2014 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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kurt.steinbach Yesterday at 11:23 PM

In the books, there is friendship between Harry and Luna, but there is never a romantic angle to it. In the books, even Harry thinks Luna is more than just a little bit bonkers. No one registered romantically for Harry or Ron until book three or four, although it is clear Ginny has a crush on Harry in the first book and movie, and definitely in the 2nd. In the 2nd and 3rd books, it later is revealed that she is embarrassed over the events surrounding her part with the Chamber of Secrets. Her crush on Harry never ends, and finally finds expression in the 6th book. Luna is an outsider, being in a different House. He chooses her for Slughorn's Party in book 6, but only because Ginny is seeing someone else. It is right there in the 6th book that he would have asked Ginny if she were not seeing Dean Thomas. Follow the books for the relationships, the movies leave out way too much and rewrite many things, including the ending. The final battle is not privately between Harry and Voldermort, everyone is there and sees it. I thought the movie messed that up big time....

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STRAKER April 14 2014 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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