Thursday, June 8, 2017

[Guest Post] 5 Books That Represent The Hufflepuff House

5 Books That Represent The Hufflepuff House

Yesterday's Top 5 Wednesday (hosted by Thoughts on Tomes) prompt was: Books For Your Hogwarts House -- Show your Hogwarts House Pride, and tell us the top 5 books that represent your house!

Unfortunately, I just didn't have the time to put a post together. But I couldn't just let this awesome prompt pass me by! So I asked my bookish friend, who is the biggest Harry Potter fan I know, to write up a guest post for me! To read her post about Gryffindor Books, click here!

So here we have it... another first on this blog: A guest post written by Heather of Heather's Reading Hideaway, where she lists five books to me that scream HUFFLEPUFF!


5 Books That Represent The Hufflepuff House That Have Been Recommended To Me

Hufflepuff Trait: Hard Work
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Because of their current living situation, Ramona has to work two jobs to help her father with expenses. They were one of many that were affected by Hurricane Katrina years ago when the storm claimed their house. Her family now lives in a trailer and her sister, Hattie, is pregnant. Ramona feels responsible and works very hard to bring home money so they can afford all of the hospital bills and other expenses when the baby comes. Because of their current situation Ramona is willing to put college on hold.

Hufflepuff Trait: Patience
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
Noggin is about Travis Coates, a sixteen year old with leukemia who gets his head cryogenically frozen. He wakes up with a new body to find out that five years have passed and everyone in his life has moved on. I think Travis and everyone that had been close to him have to practice a lot of patience when it comes to this new reality. Travis has to cope with all of his friends being 21, where he’s still 16. He also has to deal with his parents who are re-learning how incorporate their son back into their lives. This book has a lot of funny moments, but serious ones also!

Hufflepuff Trait: Loyalty
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saénz
The loyalty that both Sam and Sal have for each other, and then later on for Fito, is amazing. All three have hardships that they’re overcoming but they all stick to each others side and take care of one another. This is one of the best books if you are looking for a really good literary friendship. Even the loyalty Vicente (Sal’s father) has for Sal is incredibly strong, to the point where it affects his own love life.

Hufflepuff Trait: Fair Play
The Legend of Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Origins by Renae De Liz, Ray Dillon
Diana is on the island of Themyscira and she has been told for years that men couldn't be trusted. Especially human men.

When one washes ashore, her instinct is to help him despite what she has been told. As the story moves forward, she goes to Earth where she dedicates her life to saving humans, with absolutely no reward for it.

Hufflepuff Trait: All
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon and Dean Hale
Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl) is the definition of a Hufflepuff. She is such a hard worker, and will always step up if no one else does. She has incredible patience; one example of that occurs when she is sitting with a new friend patiently waiting for her to open up. She has intense loyalty to her squirrel friends, and also to her new friend, Anna Sophia. She even learns sign language so she can communicate with Anna Sophia more easily and efficiently. Doreen also believes that everyone deserves a second chance. She thinks that no matter what, people deserve the benefit of the doubt and you shouldn’t use your biases to make snap judgements.

Thanks for reading!