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It hasn’t taken very long for Rainbow Rowell to become a familiar name at the bookstore. Since her first book, the funny and sad adult epistolary novel-in-emails Attachments, in 2011, and the twin young adult behemoths of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, both published in 2013, the Nebraska-based author has quickly become a favorite of discerning readers and “fangirls” alike. She has an ardent, passionate fanbase, so much so that it’s difficult to find a head shot of Rowell in Google Image Search; rather, there’s page after page of photos of her posing with fans, and fan art featuring quotes from her books and hand-drawn pictures of her characters.
The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it’s one of the reasons that some people don’t like the books, but I think that it’s a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth.