J.K. Rowling’s surprising revelation about Ron and Hermione’s relationship has sparked an outcry on Twitter.
It is not surprising to learn that many of our favourite authors are also Harry Potter fans. And just like the rest of us, authors including John Green and Rainbow Rowell took to Twitter to share their thoughts and their frustrations. We share some of our favourite author reactions here, and be sure to check out page 2 to see how fans responded to J.K. Rowling’s bombshell.
Shipping has always been a sensitive subject when it comes to Harry Potter. Historically the fandom has seen a huge divide between those fans who hoped for Harry and Hermione to end up together, and those who wanted Hermione to be with Ron.
‘The Darkest Minds’ author Alexandra Bracken:
As long as JKR doesn't go back and rewrite the books, I'm fine. *cough*George Lucas*cough*
— Alexandra Bracken (@alexbracken) February 2, 2014
‘Fangirl’ author Rainbow Rowell:
THIS JUST IN: GEORGE LUCAS WISHES HE WOULD'VE HOOKED UP LUKE AND LEIA.
— Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell) February 2, 2014
Okay, also, also, it was amazing and beautiful that Harry and Hermione loved each other and needed each other without wanting to kiss.
— Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell) February 1, 2014
‘The Fault in Our Stars’ author John Green:
Books belong to their readers.
— John Green (@realjohngreen) February 2, 2014
‘Open Road Summer’ author Emery Lord:
i've been on an airplane for the last few hours so let me get this straight: now we ship jk rowling + voldemort…?
— emery lord (@emlord1) February 2, 2014
‘The Demon’s Lexicon’ author Sarah Rees Brennan:
Have got off tiny plane apparently into alternate universe where Harry & Hermione end up together. pic.twitter.com/7JkmDYZbLT
— Sarah Rees Brennan (@sarahreesbrenna) February 2, 2014
‘The First Third’ author Will Kostakis:
Guys, this is the closest we'll get to JK Rowling admitting that epilogue was total rubbish. Cherish it.
— Will Kostakis (@willkostakis) February 2, 2014
‘Hex Hall’ author Rachel Hawkins:
In all seriousness, this Rowling Thing is a good reminder in the way books belong to the reader once they're over. Which is as it should be.
— LadyHawkins (@LadyHawkins) February 2, 2014
‘Falling Kingdoms’ author Morgan Rhodes:
It's hilarious that JK Rowling probably made a throwaway comment and now it's a big thing. Also, I do agree H+H should have been endgame.
— Morgan Rhodes (@MorganRhodesYA) February 2, 2014
‘Populazzi’ author Elise Allen:
Re: #RowlingBombshell. She's right they'd never survive forever, but as a high school couple w/all the ups/downs/drama? HELL YES it works!
— Elise Allen (@EliseLAllen) February 2, 2014
‘Cracked Up To Be’ author Courtney Summers:
I don't even know that I want Harry and Hermione together like I did back then I just know I don't want Ron Weasley to be happy
— courtney summers (@courtney_s) February 2, 2014