Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Natalie McDonald

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Character
Natalie McDonald
Gender Female
Hair color Unknown
Eye color Unknown
Related Family Unknown

Overview[edit | edit source]

Natalie McDonald is a Gryffindor who arrived at Hogwarts in Harry's fourth year.

Role in the Books[edit | edit source]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

Goblet of Fire[edit | edit source]

Natalie McDonald was Sorted into Gryffindor House.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Relationships with Other Characters[edit | edit source]

Analysis[edit | edit source]

Natalie McDonald is the only real-world character to appear in the Harry Potter series. A family friend had written to ask what was going to happen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, because Natalie, then 9 years old, was dying of leukemia and was not expected to survive the 11 months until the publication date. Due to a breakdown in communications, the author did not receive the request until the day after Natalie had passed. However, a friendship between the McDonald family and the author did result, and the author added this character to the book in Natalie's honor. (Story in Maclean's, 6 November 2000, by Brian Bethune, thanks to Accio Quote)

Questions[edit | edit source]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit | edit source]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.