A to Z Literary Ladies – Ginny Weasley

Ginny Weasley

 “The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” (Ginny to Harry)-J.K. Rowling, Order of the Phoenix

The basics:

Age ranging from 10 years to late teens through out the series; youngest child and only daughter of Arthur and Molly Weasley; long  flaming red hair; brown eyes; athletic; quick witted and spirited; powerful witch.

Where to find her:

Ginny appears in all seven books of the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling.

Why she made the list:

Through all the Harry Potter books, Ginny has always been my favorite female character. Ginny is strong and spirited (you have to be able to hold your own when you have five older brothers), and quite often has some of the funniest come backs in the book.

Ginny is responsible for holding the Quidich team together when Harry takes over as captain. She is the one who comes up the name forDumbledore’s Army, helps Nevil try to steal the sword of Griffendor and keeps the rebellion going at Hogwarts while Harry, Ron and Heromine are off chasing horcruxes. Even though it doesn’t always show, Ginny has Harry’s back through out the series.


imageMy A to Z Challenge theme this year is a celebration of literary females.

I don’t necessarily mean famous literature or famous women, just ladies from some of the many books I have read over the years, who have stayed with me for whatever reason. Some are main characters, some are not. Some are heroines, some are screw-ups and some are very, very naughty but, for me, they were the driving force in the story, the reason I kept reading or came back to read again.

Perhaps, if you haven’t already met these literary ladies, you’ll be inspired to, and if you have, we can compare notes and share opinions. I’d love to hear about your favorite female.


10 thoughts on “A to Z Literary Ladies – Ginny Weasley

  1. Great choice. I found Ginny to be an interesting character in the books, and I was a bit disappointed at how she was portrayed in the movies, she kind of felt like an afterthought in them

    • Yes, absolutely. It is a shame because I think Bonnie Wright really grew into the part and could have done so much more with it. They didn’t show her real character at all. I guess that is the reality of film though.

  2. Always loved Ginny. My oldest daughter loves Harry Potter (my youngest? Not so much. haha) and she always loved Ginny. I know many were disappointed Harry didn’t end up with Hermione. I was glad he went with Ginny. Not just because I liked Ginny, but because Hermione and Harry together was what everyone expected, and I like pleasant surprises when they veer away from what everyone assumes. 🙂 Another positive? My daughter loved Professor McGonnegal (sp?) and often commented on how pretty Maggie Smith was. Pretty cool for a young girl to recognize. 🙂

    • Maggie Smith is the best. I can’t imagine anyone else playing that part. You have a very astute daughter!

      • Couldn’t imagine anyone but her playing the Dowager in Downton Abby either. She is incredible! As for my daughter, she’s pretty darn smart! I won’t argue with you there. 😉

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