Luna Lovegood by Jake M.

I like watching the Harry Potter movies. There are many fascinating characters and animals. My favorite character is Luna Lovegood. She has a funny, odd, and unique personality that separates her from the rest of the characters. I Like Luna because she isn’t afraid of being herself even with all of her quirky traits. She’s not one of the main characters, but I like her because she matches my personality.

Luna is first introduced to the audience in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” when Hermoine introduces her to Ron, Harry, and Neville and accidentally calls her Loony Lovegood instead of Luna. Loony is the nickname that people used because they thought she was crazy. Luna doesn’t seem to be bothered by what people say. She ends up becoming friends with Harry. I thought Luna should’ve been the one to get married with Harry instead of Ginny.

Luna reminds me of myself because I was also the odd one out during school and other social gatherings. I was always trying to do stuff I wouldn’t normally do so that I could fit in. Watching Luna’s character made me realize that it’s ok to be different. Luna’s character also made me realize that good people will be my friends because of my real self rather than who I think people want me to be.

Luna’s character is played by the actress Evanna Lynch. Lynch told a story about fan mail she received from people on the autism spectrum in an interview for insider.com. She explains, in her interview, her reasoning for why she thinks people on the Autism Spectrum feel a connection with Luna’s character. “She’s [Luna] just a little bit off-center and more of a misfit, yet she manages to accept herself despite being ostracized for being ‘weird.’ That to me was so inspiring growing up. I feel that might be what fans with autism are connecting with as well.” Reading Evanna Lynch’s theory, helped me understand more of why I liked Luna, and I learned that I wasn’t the only one who liked Luna.

In conclusion, I like Luna because she inspires me and is funny.

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