I enjoyed immensely all the Harry Potter books and movies, and Hermione Granger is one of the main reasons why. Harry and Ron would have been toast many times over if not for her intelligence and her quickness with wand and spell.
When we first meet Hermione, she gets on everyone’s nerves because she knows every answer to every question ever asked. Harry and Ron soon learn, though, how valuable that knowledge is and how lucky they are to have Hermione as their friend. Her strength, courage, and loyalty far outweigh her annoying know-it-all-ness.
Two of my favorite Hermione moments from the movies — the poignant scene from Deathly Hallows, part I, when she uses the spell on her parents to erase their memories of her existence, and the scene in Prisoner of Azkaban, where she punches Malfoy in the nose. Not that punching people is the best way to solve problems, but with a creep like Malfoy… yeah, he deserved it.
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