Personally, if I had been writing the series, I would have put Harry and Luna together. There were enough moments in the fifth and sixth books between them that felt to me like the two characters trying to tell Rowling they wanted to be together, that I would have noticed and would have obliged. Yes, it would be a strange romance, but theirs was a strange yet magnetic friendship, after all. And I would have done it more gradually, more obviously, and more organically. They might not even be officially dating until after the war, if done properly. Maybe build things up and have Harry kiss Luna dramatically after vanquishing Voldy.
So yeah, I think J. K. Rowling is one of those people who more or less accidentally crapped out a classic series, but her writing skills are so appalling in places, especially in the later books, that I have no interest in anything else she's written, especially not stuff for adults. And I doubt I will, unless it's more Potterverse books. And not this stupid Pottermore shit, but an actual series. From what I've seen of her writing, she needs to stick to children's books because she doesn't have the skills to write for adults. She's still 1000 times better than Stephanie Meyer, but that isn't saying much. A mentally retarded chimpanzee with hooks for hands could write a better book than "Twilight" by smearing its feces on paper.
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