If someone else wrote Harry Potter…
By Nadia on January 11th, 2012
A recent article on Hypable posted some hilarious answers to the question “what if someone besides Stephenie Meyer had written Twilight”? Over at OOM, we wondered the same thing about one of our favorites – J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Here’s what we came up with:
Jeff Kinney: Neville’s diary during his first year at Hogwarts. He writes about losing his toad, falling off a broom during his first flying lessons, having trouble in Potions class, and learning to stand up to friends and enemies.
E.B. White: While Hagrid is a student at Hogwarts, he befriends a spider named Aragog and other magical creatures.
Roald Dahl: Unlike the other giants who eat children, Hagrid is a big, friendly giant. He spreads good dreams and captures nightmares. With the help of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, they convince the Minister of Magic of the existence of the other giants, who are then captured and put in Azkaban.
H.G. Wells: Hermione’s adventures and mishaps with the Time Turner.
Ernest Hemingway: The book would follow Fleur Delacour and her time at Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. Of course, there would also be a lot of sauntering around Diagon Alley and even more Butterbeer drinking.
Chaucer: The characters are starting their first year and on the Hogwarts Express. They each tell a story to pass the time, and who ever tells the best story wins a lifetime supply of Chocolate Frogs.
Edith Wharton: Hogwarts is in New York in the early 20th century. The plight of the house elves (like Dobby!) is a huge plot point, as Wharton was one of the biggest critics ofU.S. economic class systems. There are detailed descriptions of the characters’ clothing.
Stephanie Meyers: Remus Lupin’s story, starting from when he first bitten and became a werewolf. The main focus would be his love for Tonks.
Suzanne Collins: Harry and 11 members of Dumbledore’s Army must fight 12 Death Eaters in an arena that is set up as a maze. The maze changes every hour while they face obstacles including Dementors, Boggarts, and Blast-Ended Skrewts.
How do you think different authors would have written Harry Potter? Let us know in the comments!
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