Well, it’s been just over a year since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out. It’s funny to think about how crazy things were at this time last year! There were so m
any rumors, spoilers, parties, and emotions . . . Since the Harry Potter universe is so big, there’s always something to look forward to — like the Half-Blood Prince movie coming out in November. But quite honestly, NOTHING will live up to that moment last year. For me, it was the culmination of 10 years of wondering and theorizing and dying to know how it all ends.
J.K. Rowling has created this really incredible world and it seems so “real.” One of the aspects of this world that has intrigued me from the very start are all the rules and laws of the wizarding world. (How does she keep them straight?!) One area of the wizarding world that remains pretty mysterious throughout the series is wandlore. How the wands choose a wizard, how they are all different — all of it is fascinating to me.
So, here’s a trivia question about wands: Ron received his first wand as a hand-me-down. Who did Ron’s first wand originally belong to?
— Amanda, Harry Potter Message Boards Moderator
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