I LOVE stories where Harry is abused. I always thought that he was,but never saw any mintion of it. I'm so morbid for liking stories where Harry is abused or he comits suicide. : p GREAT story.
It seems OOC for the Order to not trust Dumbledore -- not to let him speak, to disrespect him in their tone of voice, threatening him, etc. And why would Neville and Hermione need to be there when Tonks reported the abuse?
Grrr! Fear the harshness! ;)
Author's Response: Well it would certainly have been OOC - if they hadn't discovered that Harry was being abused and Dumbledore was the one who placed him in that house. But they did.... so it wasn't. As for Neville and Hermione - they didn't need to be there. They chose to go to add their own names to the report. The others chose to stay with Harry. I shall fear no harshness. :P Thanks for reading and reviewing. Cheers, ~*~LIZ
I personally am not really partial to the "Harry is physically abused by the Dursleys" theory - believing that neglect can be far worse. But this story was still a very good one. Poor Harry! I liked the loyalty every one showed him. Except, of course, Dumbledore. While this is another point I disagree on (I think Dumbledore would never have left him there if it really were that bad) I do like how the summary has one of Dumbledore's most powerful and remembered quotes in it, and how that is the quote this story is basically based on, and yet Dumbledore himself is essentially "the bad guy". Interesting, very interesting... :D Good story!
Author's Response: Eh, I didn't make it very clear, I suppose... but Vernon was drunk. The physical abuse against Harry, I suspect, stopped about a year before his Hogwarts letter came. (It DID happen, though... one example is that mysterious broken arm he had when he was... 8? 9? 10?) I'd be interested to hear your opinion of "that bad" - Dumbledore is not omniscient. He knew that Harry had a very difficult life there. He did not, as Tonks insinuated, know Harry had been hit, mainly because he hadn't been for many years. I'm glad you like the irony of how the quote affects the story and very glad you liked my little tale. :) Thanks for your thought-provoking review. :) Cheers, ~*~LIZ
oooh! not a subject i usually read, but this is well written! sounds like it needs another chapter though... lol.
Author's Response: Most people keep telling me that, but I'm not continuing it any further. My point was made in that single chapter and I have more than enough on my plate without adding a fourth WIP. Glad you liked it, though. :) Cheers, ~*~LIZ