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Sorting YA Books Into Their Hogwarts Houses

hogwarts houses

I’ve been told in the past that it’s impossible to Sort objects into the Hogwarts Houses that suit them. I don’t see it as something impossible. I see it as a challenge for me to accept! I’ve been playing around with the idea of looking at YA books and wondering which Hogwarts houses they would be perfect in.

You’re obviously looking at subjects that contain loyal, brave, cunning and bookish characters. Surprisingly it was pretty easy to find a small list of books that I personally think match!

Let me know what you think of my choices and which books you would sort!

Hufflepuff

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Becky Albertalli)
Paper Towns (John Green)

I had to start with my own House: Hufflepuff! According to the books, we badgers are known to be loyal, patient, fair and hard-working. I’m going to ignore the fact that some people see us as bland! The books I’ve chosen look at the importance of friendship, accepting any differences and being loyal to what you believe.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants has a small group of girls who have different personalities yet still hang out! They all want to buy a pair of jeans and are shocked that the same pair fits all of them. These girls are connected through their friendship and, even though their lives go on different paths, they remain friends.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda because it’s just so Hufflepuff! Simon even says that he’s a Hufflepuff! You can even see the little Hufflepuff badge in the film! Haha! His friends are super loyal (though do feel hurt) especially when he is being targeted after being outed as gay!

As soon as I started planning this post about YA books into Hogwarts Houses, I knew that Paper Towns would be on my mini list for Hufflepuff! What else screams patience and loyalty than helping Quentin decipher clues left by Margo and then travel across country to find her before their graduation?! This has to be my favourite John Green book and everyone needs to read!

Slytherin

One of Us Is Lying (Karen McManus)
Isles of Storm and Sorrow: Venom (Bex Hogan)
Lost Boy (Christina Henry)

Slytherin was the hardest one to find books for because I didn’t want to just limit them to being ‘the bad guys’. That’s too stereotypical for this Potter fan! I wanted to look a teeny bit deeper. One of Us Is Lying seemed to fit the idea that no-one is who they seem at first glance. If pushed hard enough, anyone is capable of murder. I did allow myself to the Isles of Storm and Sorrow series because the main character has been trained to be the Viper and obviously a viper is a snake!

As for Lost Boy, I do have a reason for choosing it because that’s a big spoiler! Let’s just say that not everyone is good and not everyone is bad. Such a great book by the way!!

Ravenclaw

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (Holly Jackson)
Paper & Hearts Society (Lucy Powrie)
Matilda (Roald Dahl)

Ah, the house of the book lovers and intelligence! Hermione was so close to being here and, no matter what you think of Luna, she was smarter than she looked. Look at how she explained the world to Harry in Order of the Phoenix!

Back to the post: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder really kept me on my toes! Like the title suggested, a girl wanted to test herself and do coursework investigating a local murderer. You get to read emails, transcripts and really feel like you’re a part of it! Detective work takes a lot of thinking and Ravenclaws know how to use their heads! Paper & Hearts Society is all about a group of friends who love chatting about books (the sequel is coming soon!) and everyone has to have read/watched Matilda by now! This remains my favourite childhood film to this day!

Gryffindor

The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
Dumplin’ (Julie Murphy)
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)

Woo!! The final of the Hogwarts Houses! Agh, another tough one to put YA books to! Remember that these are my opinions so might not match with yours! Haha! Gryffindors are seen as brave and if life has taught me anything, it’s that bravery comes different shapes and forms.

The Hunger Games was a 50/50 choice for me for Gryffindor! Part of me thinks it would have gone in Slytherin too! Katniss did have to lie to keep herself and Peeta alive! That said, the stuff that she had to do and the fact that she became the Mockingjay showed how insanely brave she was! Dumplin’ may not seem like an obvious Gryffindor but any girl that will take on the idea that a plus-sized girl can’t win a beauty pageant is a heroine in my eyes! Plus DOLLY PARTON! As for Speak, I’ve really been getting into graphic novels lately and this one is going to break me. I can tell! It touches on the survivors of sexual abuse and finding their voice.

If you could sort your favourite YA books into Hogwarts Houses,
which would you choose and what House?

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