40 Things You Never Realized About Ron & Hermione
Hermione Almost Had a Younger Sister
As we’ve already established, J.K. Rowling went through the fairly normal process of writing drafts of her story before the first book was published. In some of those early drafts, Hermione had a younger sister. J.K. eventually decided against introducing the character because she realized that she had waited too long to introduce her.
Any good story is a balance between tons of moving parts, and Harry Potter is no exception. Not all of J.K.’s plans for the story could be followed through on. At some point, she had to decide which aspects of her story were the most important.