Ok, I have you to thank (blame) for my being hopelessly behind at work, and my children having eaten cereal for every meal the past two days. Absolutely stunning story. I have been obsessively reading since chapter two, and finally completed chapter 16 this morning. Thank you! Now, I know that praise is nice (you deserve it) but you also deserve constructive feedback. At this point I am too guilty over ignoring my family for 48 hours to go back and critically examine any of the chapters. However, I am specifically impressed with your sparing use of dialogue and your ability to construct brilliantly complete settings. Although there are many scenes clearly set in my mind, the vision of Hermione, alone, clutching Neville's book, and the scene at the Granger family home, are both quite vivid. Oh, and thanks for being true to Rowling's original Hermione. I've grown so sick of fanfic that has her swooning and crying at the drop of a hat. She is so complex, and I appreciate your respect of her complexity.
So, get writing! I'm waiting for more!
Author's Response: I shall take that blame (thanks) delightedly :-) I can think of no better compliment than to know that I\'ve so completely immersed you in my story - and knowing kids (mine, at least), cereal three times a day is not a bad thing, especially when it means not having to deal with icky vegetables *laughs*
Neville\'s notebook! I loved that scene when I wrote it - and do you know, I think you may be the first person to comment on it? Thank you so much for such a lovely review!
Brava. Very beautifully done, and since I am a huge fan of Consequentially Yours (ahem...we are waiting!), I was interested to know this little backstory tidbit.
Thanks for a few blessed minutes of escape. I look forward to the next chapter of CY.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! *hugs*