Here's to hoping this next chapter sheds some light on the crazy activities going on at Hogwarts. All characters are JKR's mind grapes. Onwards…

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Hermione's Journal

July 1991

Oh gosh diary! You would not believe what happened to me today. I found out I am a witch!! I received a letter (by owl!) from Hogwarts which is a school for witchcraft and wizardry. Mum and dad seemed startled by the news but they seem pleased. Dad said it's definitely one of the most interesting things that have ever happened in the Granger family history. Speaking of history, I can't wait to find out all about witches and wizards and the school and things. I bet it's just fascinating…

September 1992

That Draco Malfoy called me a mudblood today, which was something I didn't understand until Ron told me later. How dare he imply that I'm less because I'm a Muggle? I'm far more clever than him and to be perfectly honest, I'm smarter than most of the people in our year. It's appalling; he shouldn't be allowed to get away with it…

July 1992

France has been wonderful so far, I'm really enjoying being able to experience another culture. I was thinking back to what happened with Ginny and the diary; I wonder how the diary worked? I know when Harry stabbed it with the Basilisk fang, it seemed to bleed, well ink I guess, but what kind of spell would enable it to take over a person's mind? Not that I'm looking to do that of course, but it is giving me a few ideas of where to start…

July 1994

This entire year has been a bust. I thought having the time-turner would have helped me, somehow but the ministry apparently can keep track of every instance it is used. Damn. Not to mention all the trouble with Harry this year, he's one of my best friends, doing this will help him too. It's not for selfish reasons anymore; I can help so many people doing this! Finding the time didn't help so it must be missing something else…

September 1996

As you know, everything isn't exactly going to plan. But I've got someone quite knowledgeable on this things involved on the plan. This is going to be my year diary, I can feel it. There's no way I can fail now…

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Majorly short chapter I know, but i have lots of work to finish and wanted to update even if it's just a bit. What's the plan? Is Hermione behind the madness at Hogwarts or are her plans something else entirely?

Happy New Year!