Without Hermoine, Harry dies in book one. It’s a valid point Future Women’s editor-at-large, Jamila Rizvi, is known for pointing out. And one can’t help but question how different the world may be in 2019 if Harry had originally been written as a girl. Would boys have been dressing up as the female lead for the last two decades (as girls have been dressing up as Harry Potter)?
Now, nothing can replace the joy J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series brought to so many children (and lets face it, adults too). But we may now have something of an answer to the question. Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow and the sequel Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow centre around 11-year-old Morrigan Crow, the feisty lead.
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