#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z #HarryPotter – L is for Luna Lovegood


Not every person embraces the quirkiness they have. Life brings a lot of jolts and some are enough to make us forget the beat that we should be dancing to, or the things we believe in. There are some characters in the world of Harry Potter that tell me to embrace that quirkiness. One of them is Luna Lovegood.

Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood. Image Courtesy: Harry Potter Wikia

Luna Lovegood is a character that we are introduced to in the fifth book, Order of the Phoenix. She’s this extremely quirky girl who is calm and easygoing, hard working and quite unafraid to express the quirky ideas that she has about the magical world around her. Her father prints the magazine called The Quibbler. She’s similar to Harry in that she can see the beasts that pull the Hogwarts carriages. She’s quite wise in her simple ways, which is what I feel the Sorting Hat saw when it sorted her into Ravenclaw house.

The calmness that Luna has vanishes when someone makes fun of her father and the Quibbler, which showed how protective and fond she is of her only family, her father. Her qualities, the dreamy nature, the sweetness, the quirkiness that not every Hogwarts student or teacher appreciates… those feel more amazing when you come to know that she saw her mother die. Even from her mother, Pandora Lovegood, we have something to learn… that we needn’t stop experimenting if we are being ourselves.

One beautiful aspect of her character is the appreciation she shows for her friends. Though she has only few, the way she expressed it was strongly seen through the last three books. She’s one of the few who still keep checking the DA coin even after the DA disbands, showing that she wants to be there when her friends need her. She’s brave to help lead the group of six (Harry, Hermione, Ginny, Ron, Neville and herself) to the Ministry of Magic when Harry feels Sirius is in danger. She, along with other students, conjures Patronuses to save Harry, Hermione and Ron in the last battle. But the thing that made me most impressed about her were the painted faces of Harry, Hermione, Ginny, Ron and Neville on her room’s ceiling, linked closely by the word Friends written a thousand times in golden ink.

She’s one of the few who seem to respect other creatures and not consider them beneath humans. Like when she calls Dobby sir, or when she’s gentle with the thestrals (though this is in the movie).

When a character tells me to not change the quirkiness I have, and to dance to the beat of my own heart, it somehow makes me feel closer to that character. In a world where there is pressure to actually do the opposite of that, I feel a few Luna Lovegood’s would do a lot of good.

How fast time seems to fly by. I remember taking part in the first ever April A to Z Challenge, where for the month of April (except for Sundays) we write on themes around the 26 alphabets. This year marks the 7th Blogging from A to Z Challenge, and my 7th as well. I’ve successfully completed 4 of the 6 years before, so hoping for a fabulous 5th year of blogging success. You can go here if you want to know more about what the challenge is. My theme this year is ‘The World of Harry Potter’.

(© 14th April 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

16 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z #HarryPotter – L is for Luna Lovegood”

  1. i always loved the character of Luna <3 She was intelligent sensible funny quirky and weird all in a good way. When she helped Harry with the horcruxes i was so impressed! And till the end she stood by her weirdly character doing all the justice. Even the person who portrayed her character did justify the character in the book .
    i enjoyed this post Vinay!!! And i have sent your blog link to few of my harry potter fans also

    • She was all you say and yes, very much in a good way. 🙂 She stood by her character without changing, and that’s why I love her the best. And I agree, Sneha, that Evanna portrayed the character well in the movies. 😀

      Glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for sharing the link to your friends who love the series too. 🙂

  2. Luna is one of the best quirky characters I have come across. I love how she doesn’t care what anyone thinks. And I admire her loyalty to Harry and the others too
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    • 🙂 Absolutely. One of the best quirky characters and very likeable, Debbie. One of the reasons being that loyalty and helping nature to Harry and the others!

  3. Don’t know why, the name seems to remind me of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer. Nice to know that quirkiness is something which is not to be shredded to pieces, but which should be followed through until we die. It’s just being ourselves which gives the most satisfaction to us, isn’t it? 🙂
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    • Hmm. Maybe, maybe not. 😀 I think Rowling always meant to bring Harry and Ginny together in the end. Because right from the second book, that storyline was built up. 🙂

      I read your post, and loved it, Mithila. Even I had got Luna in the quiz.

  4. You know why I have enjoyed the character of Luna? Because of her sense of nonsense. That quirkiness. her imagination.
    Every single character that Rowling etched had a few things in common – loyalty, friendship and truth, whether good or evil
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