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The meaning of all the deaths in HP:

James and Lily: To establish the story line as well as to show orphans of war.

Cedric Diggory: To show Voldemort's mercilessness.

Sirius Black: To show Harry's lack of guidance/parental figures.

Albus Dumbledore: To show the death of a great leader can't stop a war.

Hedwig: To show the end of Harry's childhood.

Mad Eye: To show the death of a solider.

Dobby: To show even the smallest of creatures can die a Hero's death.

Fred Weasley: To show that some deaths you just can't get over. And that's okay.

Tonks and Remus Lupin: To reestablish orphans of war.

Colin Creevey: To show that the good die young, even when they aren't supposed to.

Severus Snape: To show that you can always change your ways. Always.

Meaning of this post: To make anyone who reads it want to crawl in a hole and drown in their tears.

behindthebloom:

Here’s another GIF from the creative process behind Jonny Duddle’s beautiful new UK Harry Potter covers!
Wow! Gorgeous!

behindthebloom:

Here’s another GIF from the creative process behind Jonny Duddle’s beautiful new UK Harry Potter covers!

Wow! Gorgeous!

rachelfershleiser:

harpercollins:

Enter the Yes Please by Amy Poehler writing contest—now open for submissions!Teen girls: How did your life change when you said ‘Yes!’? Write it/share it with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and Girls Write Now over at Wattpad. Learn more, here.

Amyyyyyyyyyyy!

rachelfershleiser:

harpercollins:

Enter the Yes Please by Amy Poehler writing contest—now open for submissions!

Teen girls: How did your life change when you said ‘Yes!’? Write it/share it with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and Girls Write Now over at Wattpad. Learn more, here.

Amyyyyyyyyyyy!

epicreads:

We want to be part of your world. Follow us @epicreads on Instagram, Vine, Snapchat and Twitter!

We <3 Epic Reads!

lamedaughter:

Alright so earlier I asked if anyone had any book recommendations with LBGTQ main characters in it, and I was not disappointed. sportdorks just sent me this list of twenty five books which fit my request, and so here they are, originally found here
Lesbian: 

The Miseducation of Cameron Post  by emily m. danforth
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Keeping You A Secret by Julie Anne Peters
The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

Gay

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Hero by Perry Moore
Proxy by Alex London

Bisexual

Pink by Lili Wilkinson
Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
Adaptation by Malinda Lo
Empress of the World by Sara Ryan
Coda by Emma Trevayne

Transgender 

Luna by Julie Anne Peters
I Am J by Cris Beam
Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
Freakboy by Kristin Clark

Queer/Questioning 

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsburg
Every Day by David Levithan
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
Ash by Malinda Lo
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

lamedaughter:

Alright so earlier I asked if anyone had any book recommendations with LBGTQ main characters in it, and I was not disappointed. sportdorks just sent me this list of twenty five books which fit my request, and so here they are, originally found here

Lesbian: 

Gay

Bisexual

Transgender 

Queer/Questioning 

yalsa-ttt:

Voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten has officially begun! Have your teens vote for their favorite titles now through Teen Read Week (Oct 18)!
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/

Just a couple more days to vote!

yalsa-ttt:

Voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten has officially begun! Have your teens vote for their favorite titles now through Teen Read Week (Oct 18)!

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/

Just a couple more days to vote!

maggie-stiefvater:

Here’s a pleasant thing I’m working on for The Raven Cycle.

MessengerPL Teens, find The Raven Boys here to get started on this series!

maggie-stiefvater:

Here’s a pleasant thing I’m working on for The Raven Cycle.

MessengerPL Teens, find The Raven Boys here to get started on this series!