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Today’s Potter Question: If you could change one thing in Book 2, what would it be?
This is certainly a timely question given that I just finished Book 2 for my reading this past week! If I could change one thing, it would have to be to focus the plot a bit more. It was deceptively long. Measuring in at 341 pages, there were a lot of plot tangents that we could have cut out.
In my edited world, it would include….
-No Death Day Party: What did that do to further the plot? We had a fun time making fun of Nearly Headless Nick. Harry hears the “voice”.
-Aragog: We didn’t need this chapter. Harry and Ron go to the woods, encounter GIANT spiders (yuck!), and learn Hagrid didn’t open the Chamber of Secrets. Already knew all of that!
-Quiddich: I know this won’t be popular with many Potter fans, but the scenes with quiddich just seem superfluous. Book or movie, I say it does not need that much time!
I’m sure I wrote this with a different perspective (let’s edit the book rather than changing things with the plot), but I want to know what you think. Do we need quiddich, giant spiders, and ghost parties? Or could we trim some of those pages out? Let’s talk below!