Guest Author - Lisa Shea
Harry Potter's best friend through the series of books is Ron Weasley, the poor, smart, red-headed kid that is loyal.
Harry first meets Ron on his first trainride to Hogwarts, as a frightened 11 year old. Ron is from a family that is very heavily wizard-filled, and he is one of many wizard children. Ron's family is very poor, but they are very happy and tight-knit.
Ron is almost the youngest child. He has many brothers older than him, and one younger sister, Ginny. They are all red-haired and freckled.
Ron is extremely smart and quickly becomes a champion in Wizard Chess in Book 1. For his test at the end of Book 1, he has to win a game of Wizard Chess that they play live.
In book 2, Ron appears at the beginning in a flying car to rescue Harry from his locked-up state at the Dursleys. At the end, Ron is caught on the outside of a cave-in with Professor Gilderoy and has to wait there while Harry rescues his sister, Ginny. He keeps hoping that Harry will end up with Ginny, but it doesn't quite work out that way.
In book 3, you find out at the end that Ron's pet rat, Scabbers, was actually an evil animagus that was seeking to harm Harry. Ron gets a new owl as a present when the book ends.
By book 5, Ron becomes the goalie for the Quidditch team, once the other Weasleys and Harry are forced to leave it.
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This article is written by Lisa Shea.