30 Day Challenge: Day 27

I’m a little bit emotionally drained today, you guys. I just finished reading a book that was absolutely killer in the feelings department. But, you’ll get to hear all about that in a future review. For today, I get to talk about the most surprising plot twist or ending. So, first of all, I am going to say SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT KEEP READING IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN/READ HARRY POTTER! Now that that’s out of the way, the most surprising plot twist I can remember is when Snape killed Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. Harry_Potter_and_the_Half-Blood_Prince_(US_cover)

I was raised in one of those houses where I wasn’t allowed to read or watch or really have anything to do with Harry Potter. Harry Potter was quite obviously Satan. But, for literally no discernible reason, my parents decided I could read the books during the summer between my sophomore and junior year of high school. To put this in perspective, I was four years old when the first book was released in America.

I devoured the books. Snape was my favorite character, and I always believed that he was fighting for the good side, deep down. And then he had to go and kill Dumbledore. I threw the book down in despair and ran to go see my mother, explaining everything that had happened. She didn’t understand any of what I said, of course, having never read the books herself. I remember explaining to her how Snape had to be good. I came up with all these theories as to how he could still be a good guy. Needless to say, I was pretty smug when I found out I was right.

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