Reviewer: Oregonian
Date: 07/01/14 15:07
Chapter: Bedtime Stories

Hi, Aliana. this is Vicki of Slytherin House. I was trolling through the archives looking at the old romance stories, and I found your story, which is a gem. It is totally charming, so like a little girl. (I have a five-year-old granddaughter, and I can see her doing all this.) Ginny has no comprehension of politics, of history, or of the clashes of ideologies in the larger world, just an instinctive sense of the value of family and love.

Although your story is only 1068 words long, it contains many glimpses of family bonds, but, and this is important, they all serve a purpose. They establish the richness and intimacy of her family life, which makes plausible her recognition that Harry’s life has been infinitely emptier than hers, and they establish her character, visible at a very early age, as an active, determined, enthusiastic person, which makes plausible the conviction that someday she will marry Harry for the purpose of giving him the family he did not have. Thank you for not padding the story with a lot of extra information that would just bog it down and blur its focus.

I am reminded of my own children’s declaration, when they were very little, that when they grew up they would buy the house next door so that they could always live near us.

You have a wonderful line by Bill: “You really are something, Ginny Weasley. That Potter won’t know what hit him.” He can see, when Ginny is only five, that she is destined for great things. How true, how true.

Your story is a valuable addition to our understanding of the Harry-Ginny dynamic. Ginny is not, in my opinion, well-developed in the seven books, and the reasons for her behaviors have been something of an enigma to many people, including me. This story is an “Aha!” moment; it fills an important gap in our knowledge of her psyche. Although you intended it as the prologue of a longer work (alas! never posted on this forum), it stands alone as a wonderful story. I hope you come back to this forum someday and read this review.

Reviewer: Livvy Lemon
Date: 12/09/11 4:29
Chapter: Bedtime Stories

I really wanna know how your going to write the next chapter! How soon can we expect an update?

Reviewer: nayin
Date: 10/13/11 19:52
Chapter: Bedtime Stories

"im going to be his family,if I have one,he should have one also"....I love this sentence.Ty for writing this,I really love ginny. She's really something.pls I beg u,update soon.

Author's Response: I sent the next chapter in a really long while ago...I'm not sure what happened I'm going to try again :) thanks for reading!

Reviewer: Harmthuria
Date: 10/01/11 18:52
Chapter: Bedtime Stories

Nice foreshadowing.

Reviewer: Maggie_Weasley-Tonks
Date: 09/26/11 18:47
Chapter: Bedtime Stories

Love this story! You totally captured the innocence of five-year-olds... Its kinda funny, during this story, Bill is 15ish, and by the time Ginny is that age, she's already dating Harry... :)

Reviewer: LittleJM
Date: 09/04/11 22:20
Chapter: Bedtime Stories

Oh how I love Ginny-centered stories! You did a great job in keeping the prologue interesting, and I hope to see the next chapter soon :]

Author's Response: this is a 23 chapter story, It's all coming up!

Reviewer: Catparler
Date: 09/04/11 16:23
Chapter: Bedtime Stories

I've never reviewed before. But PLEASE upload the rest. I love this.

Author's Response: I will, this is a 23 chapter completed story, It's all coming up!

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