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Olga

Olga

I remember in grade school, my mom told me I should read these books about a wizarding school and I dismissed it at first because I thought it sounded lame. Nonetheless, she brought the first Harry Potter book home from the library for me to try. A couple days later I was already on the second one. It’s hard for me to pick only one book out of this entire series but there was one factor that made me choose the fifth one and that was the introduction of Luna Lovegood. Growing up I was a weird kid and like most weird kids, I was picked on and bullied throughout grade school. I became very quiet and kept to myself a lot. Which is why I related to Luna so much. She was fucking weird! And she was picked on, too. But unlike me, she didn’t care at all. That never stopped her from being herself so why should it stop me? It means a lot when you can find someone to relate to, even if it is a character in a fiction book.