I'd like to point out that Hermione stopped smiling 1 year before Harry and Ron did. She probably knew the danger long before them <--- I'd like to point out that Harry stopped smiling after year two and Hermoine smiled year three.
Beach, VA Color Me Rad is a very bright way of putting it! "You must do the thing you think you cannot do. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face.
The books that I read leave a mark on my soul. I feel like every time you read a good book you get more interesting, smart, brave etc. Every book also carries its own lesson that makes you a better person.