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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

wednesday wt...?: summer with harry

Potter fan copies out whole book
A Harry Potter fan has wasted spent her summer holidays writing out the latest book because she has way too much time on her hands couldn't afford to buy it.

Sandra Luchian, 15, from Moldova, borrowed a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from a friend and totally ignored copyright law when she wrote down the story word for word.

The book isn't available to buy outside the black market in Moldova, and her fellow coven members family couldn't afford to get the book smuggled in sent over from the UK.

So Sandra rather than finding a summer job and buying the book herself filled five notebooks with Harry's latest hot romance with Draco wizard adventures so she could add the book to her collection of stolen goods.

She even wrote dialogue in black, and narration in blue, to avoid quotation marks, which are a terrible insult in Moldavian make the story easier to read.

Copying down the stop looking pleased with yourself JKR and get writing book 7 already 607 pages took just over a month of her life she'll never get back.