2. She proved that all it takes is one good idea, and a lot ofdetermination.
5. She keeps on giving, still.
Published in aid of Comic Relief in 2001, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Quidditch Through The Ages raised over £17 million. They have been republished since 2009, and every Bloomsbury copy sold generates a donation of £1.15 towards the charity.
9. The Doctor loves her.
14. She shares a birthday with Harry Potter: 31 July.
16. She’s not afraid to stand up for herself.
18. And she always takes care of her family.
Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, had an eating disorder as a young teen and found solace in Harry Potter. She wrote to JK Rowling. “I told her how I looked up to her. She wrote back and was like a counsellor. She told me anorexia is destructive, not creative, and the brave thing was not to succumb to it.”
Lynch explained, “I told her I’d love to be in the films and she encouraged that but said I’d need to be well to do so. In the end I think that’s why I recovered.”
19. She released a novel under a secret pseudonym, and nobody found out for three months.
21. She’s dedicated to her readers.
(This is the dedication in the Deathly Hallows)