The problem, Rose always said, was that she looked too much like her mum.
They had the same bushy hair (even if Rose’s was more auburn than plain brown) and the same large teeth. She had her dad’s freckled cheeks, but her nose and mouth and even her ears were all her mum’s. People always commented on the “miniature Hermione” when she visited the Ministry or when they were out as a family.
Because she looked so much like the famously brilliant Hermione Granger, everyone expected Rose to follow in her footsteps. Some extended family members were actually surprised when she ended up in Gryffindor. They had all assumed the family genius would end up in Ravenclaw.
What people forgot is that Rose was the daughter of two of the most stubborn people in the whole of the Wizarding World. She also had a contrary streak a mile wide. And so, on her second day of Hogwarts, when she received nine letters from aunts and uncles and grandparents telling her how many great things they knew she would accomplish, Rose snapped.
The next day, Hugo received a package from his beloved older sister. When he opened it, Ron burst out laughing and Hermione turned a rather odd shade of red. Sitting on the kitchen table was a large red and gold striped toilet seat.
The Weasley twins have the largest disciplinary file in Hogwarts school history, followed by the so-called Marauders. But coming in at a close third is Rose Weasley, the cleverest prankster of her age.