Just found this at my wife's recomendation and am very impressed with the imagery and plot lines. We already have several layers and trails to follow, so now I have my Book 7 angst reawaked waiting for chapter 5! We're betting Palito is magical (water faucet wonders??) and Sister is just blessed. So, we're waiting........Dr Preecs
Author's Response: I could never claim to be deserving of Book 7 angst level, but thank you for your positive review and thank your wife for the recommendation (if she wants to tell a few others too I won't mind). I'm glad you enjoy the background characters as a flood of more is about to begin. Chapter five is in the queue.
This is lovely! I'm impressed with all your characters, your descriptions, and your dialog. You've already managed to create quite a compelling, intelligent story. I'm looking forward to seeing how Marissa gets along with her new school. This is already promising to be a worthy addition to the non-european HP verse in the same vain as "Alex Quick.."
Author's Response: Thank you for your comments. I hope I can keep all the readers' interest as Marissa is immersed in the Wizarding world. She has quite a culture change ahead of her, and a few surprises.
I'm so glad she was able to make the decision to go to school without alienating her friends. But I think it will be harder than she thinks not to become disconnected from the world she left.
Mr. Palito is interesting, and I suspect he knows a lot more than Marissa thinks he does.
Author's Response: Thanks again to my most loyal reviewer. I guess I'll assume everyone else loves it so much or hates it so much that they can't find words to express... LOL.
I like that you're not glossing over the complexities of Marissa's situation, and that Professory Merrythought, while wise and well-intentioned, is clearly a bit oblivious to many aspects of Muggle existence. Marissa is sure to question some of what she learns as she enters the wizarding world -- how can she resist the temptation to use her magic to help her boys?
This story is becoming one of my favorites. And I love Marissa's swallows!
That was marvelous. You must either know Brazil well, or have done a lot of reading to capture the plight of Brazilian street children so poignantly. Marissa is already a wonderful and sympathetic character, and I can only wonder how she will reconcile going to a wizarding school to learn magic with leaving her friends behind on the streets.
Author's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Harry had a miserable life with the Dursley's, but we all know there are many children in this world who live an even more unfortunate existence. That is where I drew Marissa from.
I am really enjoying this story so far. I seems so well thought out with some nice original ideas. I'm looking foreward to reading more. It's refreshing to find a site where authors know how to make a story!
I like this story a lot. Personally, with all these pureblood attitudes, I knew it was only a matter of time before they all became so inbred, they just wiped themselves out.
*ebil cackle* Maybe now they will all see the error of their ways! *can't wait to rub it in their faces*
Keep writing! I can't wait to see more!
This is a very intriguing beginning, with a creative premise and an original setting. I look forward to seeing where you go with it.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I hope I can make it as interesting as your Alex story (although I don't think I can update quite as fast).
Hi!!! This story seems like it will develope to be a good story.Just don't rush the story. I hate it when authors do that.Trust me. I don't care if this story ends up being fifty chapters long! Just write and update as soon as you can.I am proud to say this is your first review for this story.Don't feel bad about it if you don't get many reviews; there are thousands of stories on this site.
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Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed chapter one and thank you for your advice. Chapter two is in the queue