| Quote #7
"Excellent," said Fred, who had followed Harry through the portrait hole. "I need to visit Zonko's, I'm nearly out of Stink Pellets."
Hermione's compassionate and perceptive nature comes out yet again here, as she quickly zeros in on Harry's sudden mopey attitude after hearing about Hogsmeade.
| Quote #8
Hermione went very red, put down her hand, and stared at the floor with her eyes full of tears. It was a mark of how much the class loathed Snape that they were all glaring at him, because every one of them had called Hermione a know-it-all at least once [...] (9.4.33)
The Gryffindors function like a big family here, looking out for one of their own against the ultimate, bullying outsider, Snape.
| Quote #9
"Come on, Hermione, it's Christmas. Harry deserves a break."
We love the details about Hermione here – biting her lip, pausing between her words. She's such a worrywart.