Wow, its so touching!! I really like it, you have a true gift for writing.
I thought this was wonderful! Everyone was so in character, especially Luna! This was a very heartwarming piece, and oh...darn, I forgot the word...motivating! That's it! This was very motivating and gave the feel of traveling from despair to happiness. I would have liked to see a bit more on the emotions, it would have extended the lenght a bit. But still, it was a wonderful fic!
That story was a bit sad, but very true. I loved the way Ginny reflected for a short time on what her friends were feeling, but knew the truth of what needed to be done. :)
first, I'm depressed, namely because I submitted a fic to the same challenge, and to be honest, I didn't think it was the best story, though my beta liked it. second, the fiction was fabulous. However I think rather than a Ginny-dominated conversation it would have been more enthralling to have characters change sides. I could see Hermione "seeing the logic" join in on Ginny's side or Harry "remembering Sirius" wanting to live on to share his tale and the tales of many others with the world. Third, I liked the Ginny-Ron interaction, because it was very in canon and realistic sibling talk. sort of loving, sort of teasing. Fourth, I wished I could have read about an angry outburst, although that took nothing away from the story. Both Ginny and Ron have tempers, Harry definitely has anger problems and even Hermione has a temper (think quitting divination and punching draco). So I think it would be realistic with all these complex emotions swirling around, for someone to release through anger. Fifth, loved the Luna description at the fireplace. Very Luna. Overall, you did a good job with canon, there were just a couple of suggestions. Nothing huge or problematic. just personal preferences. please don't think i'm being critical. i have a tendency to turn into a beta while reviewing, but that doesn't mean I didn't like your fiction!!! :) Kumy (MNFF author: kumydabookworm)
Ginny should be a motivational speaker! :) I think her words really rung true. And what better therapy than opening presents? This was very nicely written. Good job! Go Hufflepuff!
A very enjoyable read! What I liked best was the 'history' of what all of them has gone through. I think that it was beautifully written, and their personalities were captured wonderfully. Good job!
Author's Response: Thanks very much for your review! I noticed your penname and was wondering--did you by any chance post on a Mugglenet CoS forums discussion on obsession in shipping? Because I remember someone with your name (or at least something close to it) replied to that topic, which I started (under the name 'LAbookwrm'). Thanks again for your review, and please keep an eye out for my other stories. I have already entered "Never," an entry to Challenge One, and I'm writing a Book Seven fic. Please, if you're interested, read and review them--I'd love more feedback from you! Love, Christine
Awesome story! That's all I can say ...
Very nicely written - good use of vocab. It's quite short, but it was good all the same.