The Harry Potter books are something that my entire family can agree on (except for my Grandma, who hates anything supernatural or having to do with time travel). It was nice to have something we could all read together. On day, my father and I were talking about the fourth HP book and he said that the character Luna Lovegood reminded him of me. What? The wackjob with the nargles and the whatevers and the radish earrings? The one whose shoes kept getting stolen? The space cake? ME?!? I was infinitely pissed that he said this and now, in polite company, he insists that he said I was just like Hermoine. LIES.

As the books went on, though, I developed a soft spot for Luna, who had a tragic past, a sweet disposition, and was smart as hay-ell (Hello? Bing-Bong! She’s a Ravenclaw). She could rock a pair of Spectrespects and she ended up with Neville:

What the H happened here?

So, my girl Luna isn’t sweating it, OK?

Luna Lovegood, I salute you and your butterbeer cork necklaces, Malfoy-ish hair, killer intellect, and good taste in men.

“I believe He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is back, and I believe you fought him and escaped from him.”
“Er — right,” said Harry awkwardly. Luna was wearing what looked like a pair of orange radishes for earrings, a fact that Parvati and Lavender seemed to have noticed, as they were both giggling and pointing at her earlobes.

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"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure," said Luna in a sing-song voice.

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The key to Luna is that she has that unbelievably rare quality of actually not giving a damn what anyone else thinks of her. (J.K. Rowling)

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Luna did not seem perturbed by Ron’s rudeness; on the contrary, she simply watched him for a while as though he were a mildly interesting television program.

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“A Wrackspurt – they’re invisible, they float in through your ears and make your brain go fuzzy,” she said. “I thought I felt one zooming around in here.”

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The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, I thought everyone knew that. They’re working from within to bring down the Ministry of Magic using a combination of Dark magic and gum disease.

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Dad’s reprinting! He can’t believe it, he says people seem even more interested in this than the Crumple-Horned Snorkacks!

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“I’ve never Stunned anyone except in our DA classes,” said Luna, sounding mildy interested.

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I’m firmly against these played out Keep Calm posters, but I’ll make an exception for Luna.

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Yes, he’s a vampire, Father wrote a very long article about it when Scrimgeour first took over from Cornelius Fudge, but he was forced not to publish by somebody from the Ministry. Obviously, they didn’t want the truth to get out!

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I’ve been able to see them ever since my first year here. They’ve always pulled the carriages. Don’t worry.

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She had straggly, waist-length, dirty blonde hair, very pale eyebrows, and protuberant eyes that gave her a permanently surprised look. Harry knew at once why Neville had chosen to pass this compartment by. The girl gave off an aura of distinct dottiness. Perhaps it was the fact that she had stuck her wand behind her left ear for safekeeping, or that she had chosen to wear a necklace of Butterbeer caps, or that she was reading a magazine upside down.

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~Luna Lovegood and Libraries, Ingrid

About magpielibrarian

Youth Services Librarian, Mediocre Crafter, Urban Magpie, Glitter Addict, and Worshiper of Ridiculous Outfits, Emerging Leader 2012, Former Rainbow Book List Member, and GLBT RT Director-at-Large! This is what a librarian looks like, kids.

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