A brilliant, amazing story! I absolutley loved it and couldn't stop reading. I love how you handle language, I love your characters and I LOVE the plot. Amazing! :D
Author's Response: thank you, i'm so glad you liked it.
Oh, no, will Snape become a personal trainer with his do not coddle them attitude? It is amusing that someone would take his words to heart and try to make a positive change. I think Iris is a tad judgemental about Julia. Time will tell.
Very good depiction of creepiness --how it sneaks up on you.
Author's Response: this was the effect i had hoped to achieve. thank you very much for reviewing!
I find it odd that you didn't mention specifically that Iris passed the Apparition test. Interesting chapter.
Author's Response: i didn't, because she was so much concerned with something else that the apparition test was pretty much irrelevant to her at this stage, and i supposed it might be for the reader too.
This is a well constructed story. I'm not sure what the signifigance of Julia is to the main plot, but I like how the story flows.
Author's Response: i am glad you find it so. julia is very much in the shape of a diversion.
I find Julia to be a very interesting character. One might wonder why she isn't in Slytherin.
Author's Response: i grant you julia is not your typical hufflepuff, but sometimes people get sorted into a specific house because they want it very much; like sirius black, whose entire family had been in slytherin, or like harry himself, who would have qualified for slytherin, but intently wished to be put in gryffindor. you might find more on this at http://www.redhen-publications.com/Hufflepuff.html. this is why i gave her a family who had all been in hufflepuff for generations, to explain why she would want to be there also. besides, to be vain and to be ambitious are different things.