I'm sorry to say that I will no longer be continuing to write A Girl Like You. I know that lots of you loved this story, I do too. I started writing it when I was in eighth grade, age thirteen, and I'm sure that if you read it, you can see my writing evolve and grow. As Amelia Jordan, my namesake character, grew and matured, so did I. I love her and all the other characters so much, they're practically my good friends. However, my poor writing towards the beginning of the story has limited me in where I want to take it. Plot points that I wanted to use couldn't because of things I had done early on. I know I could always go back and change things, tweak them around so that they work, but frankly, it's more work than I want to go through. So I've decided to stop writing. To everyone who loved this story and begged for updates, thank you so so so so so so so much!!! You guys are amazing. :)
Since I cut AGLY short, I'd like to share some of the things I had planned for the story.
-At the New Years party, I had written a draft of the most epic snowball fight ever. It was very fun to write, and might be one of my favorite scenes in the story so far.
-During the party, Sirius was going to take Amelia away from the group, they would exchange presents, and then they would finally have their first kiss.
-I wrote a draft to a chapter where Amelia goes to Lily's house. It was really fun to dabble around in the Muggle world.
-After returning to school, with no sign of Leah, Remus would get really depressed. Everyone was pretty down, so the Marauders hosted a "Win a Date With a Marauder" contest to cheer everyone up.
-The magical disease that struck Beauxbatons would strike Hogwarts. My theory behind it was that, after being exposed to the illness, a person doesn't show any symptoms at all until months after.
-My introduction to the disease part was one of my favorite moments, in my head. I never got around to writing it out. Amelia was studying in the library, she hears a noise from one of the rows. She goes to investigates, and finds Hollie passed out. Hollie is the first to fall ill.
I hadn't planned anything past that point.
I'm really sorry to all my readers for doing this, and I hope that you continue to like the chapters I currently have up.
Summary: A view into Hermione's diary shows the human that resides behind the bookworm. PG-13 for language. Note: This fic was completed before the release of HBP, so it will only follow through OOTP canon.
OMG, this story is SO good! Please update soon, or I'll die of anticiapation! I don't want to die!
Summary: Featuring: Harry on his never-ending quest to brush his hair, and Voldemort's attempt to stop him. Also featuring: a certain geometry teacher, Charlie Brown, the actual sparkly hairbrush, and much, much more! Other chapters include more random events, and none of them have to do with anything even remotely important. YAY!
I loved it! I could NOT stop laughing! Of all the stories I've read so far on this website, this is no doubt the FUNNIEST, BESTEST, and MOST RANDOM of all! I too, was sad it was over. Definitely write more random stuff, this was SO great!
(please excuse the bad grammer in the word 'bestest' I tend to do that a lot)
Author's Response: Aww, thank you. Though, *laughs* this makes me wonder how many stories you\'ve read on the website. ;-) Hmm... I may write another story someday, though it will need an actual plotline if I\'m to post it on here. I know, uber sad. Oh, and I love your pen name. Tamora Pierce is such a great author (though still not as great as JKR).
Summary: Dude, just read the story. And don't forget to review...
this is super funny!
Summary: This story occurs many years after Harry has graduated from Hogwarts, and his daughter arrives for her first year. Needless to say, things don't go as well for her as they did for her dad.
This was super funny. I loved it. I showed it to my friend and SHE DEMANDS A SEQUIL!! (did I spell sequil right?)
Lily Evans has always pushed guys away, keeping her distance away from heartbreak. If she never got too attatched, she would never get hurt.
Yet, James Potter refuses to be pushed away. Will he be the one to actually tear down Lily's walls that separate them?
GREAT STORY!!!! I absolutely loved it!!!
I'll answer your questions you put at the end:
1) Who was your favorite JKR created character in this fic? (James, Lily, Sirius, etc,) I really loved your portrayal of Sirius
2) Who was your favorite original character in this fic? (Erin, Leah, Ruby, Vita, etc.) It was a tie between Erin and Leah! I loved both of them!!!
3) What was your favorite chapter? Hm...I don't really know. I loved all of them!!!
4) What was your favorite quote? (Go Looking) No idea.
5) Who did you hate the most? (Ethan, Jenna, etc.) I didn't like Ethan, cause he completely tore Lily and James apart, and tha made me sad!
6) Have you read ‘This Lullaby’ written by Sarah Dessen? Do you think it was too closely related to that or did you like that it was a little different? I've never read it, but I think I might.
7) Have you read my other fics? If not, do go read them. No, but I totally will!
I loved reading Erin and Leah's random conversatioins in Potions class. That part was really funny. I love randomness.
I really liked the History of Magic class when Sirius and Leah get detention. Professor Binns was funny and I liked the fake last names you uses. I especially liked Granola. That was funny.
This is kind of long, so I'd just like to add that this was long and stuff, but it was definitely worth reading. It was funny and romantic and complicated. I love the characters you made, and the ones that were already made for you. All the drama was perfect, and I really liked Lily. Stories with complex emotions are the best, and for me, this was the perfect fan fic!!! Great Job!!! I'm totally going to go read some of your other fics now!
Summary: It's just your average, boring Summer day on Privet Drive. Or is it? Harry is stuck doing another one of his many thankless chores, when he hears something VERY interesting coming from Dudley's room and goes to investigate.
OMG, this is SOOOO funny! I laughed for like, 10 minutes straight!
Summary: What happens when Fred and George Weasley, Hogwarts' reknowned kings of pranks, decide to spike a shipment of pumpkin juice bound for Hogwarts with truth potion? A day filled with true confessions of Hogwarts students!!!!!
This is SUPER funny! I loved it!
Summary: Arianna Perry just wants someone to talk to, maybe even be her friend. Charlie Weasley wants someone to like him for who he is, and not because of his Quidditch talent. When Ari and Charlie meet, a strong friendship bonds the two. However, being "just friends" seems impossible to both...but is risking their friendship for a possible love worth it?
I loved everything about this story!
Author's Response: Thank you so much!!! ^^ You have no clue how happy it makes me when I hear that people liked this story. =)
Summary: **Sequel to "Quidditch and Love"** It's the summer after her 7th year at Hogwarts, and Arianna Perry strives to make it in the wizarding world, no matter what gets in her way. But when Charlie Wealsey, her longtime boyfriend, goes to Romania, Ari feels confused and hurt. With no one to turn to for help, she pushes her way through obstacles and learns that perfection is only surface-deep.
This story didn't really seem very interesting to me. I don't know why, but I was kinda dissapointed...
The first one was AWESOME, though. I might not have liked this one as much because I like stories that take place when the characters are at school a little better, but that's just me being starange (as usual) . Great job anyway!!!!!
Summary: SEQUEL TO TRUTH BE TOLD. After the events of the day Hogwarts' pumpkin juice had been spiked with truth potion, Hermione vowed revenge. Many students were still under it's effects, even after it should have worn off. Hogwarts' most famous pranksters should have know better than to mess with Hermione Granger. She was about to show them that revenge is a dish best served to a Weasley.
THIS WAS SUPER FUNNY!!!!! I loved Fred's confession, specifically the part about him wanting to live in a pineapple under the sea! This was just as good as the first one, PLEASE WRITE A THIRD ONE!!!! I think you're a great humor writer, and should totally write more humor fics.
Summary: What if, all the world's a stage, and the characters of HP fan fiction are actors? This is the story of what happened between 'gigs', when characters meet in the Great Hall to share their complaints about how they're portrayed. Dumbledore has been rooted out of retirement after 'dying', James has doubts about Harry's paternity, Remus rants, and Voldemort does a Gilderoy.
In short, mayhem ensues.
These are not Jo's sterling characters. This group of players has been forced to enact some of the most atrocious parts in fan fiction-dom, and they're all primed and ready for the casting grouch.
This story is SO funny! I told all my friends about it and they all read it and loved it too!
Author's Response: Thanks for the vote of confidence on my writing. Be sure to read the sequel, Mission Implausible. It\'s crazier!
Summary: Every Christmas Eve there is a dinner for the most prominent wizards, where dancing partners are auctioned off. Not only is Lily Evans forced into going to this auction, but because of a practical joke, she’s up for auction! But, thanks to a black-haired boy, the night may not be so bad…
This will be three chapters
Very good story! I loved it!!!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Summary: At the new year, Hermione decides it's the perfect time for a new start - most specifically with Ron. The only problem is, she has no idea where he is, what he's doing - he could even be married, for all she knows! But there's only one way to find out - so she writes him a letter. But where will her letters lead?
*sniff* this is so sad...*wipes tears on sleeve* I really enjoyed it though...
Author's Response: Here - have a tissue, much nicer than a sleeve! To wipe away your tears that is - I wouldn\'t advise walking out of your house in tissue clothes... I\'m glad you liekd the story, even if it was sad!
Summary: Here's the story of awkward situations. The story of a stubborn girl and a determined boy. The story of broom closets, bra straps and declarations of affection. Here's the fairy-tale story of how Lily Evans finally fell for the bullying toerag James Potter. *one-shot*
haha...I LOVED IT!!! It was very funny and very fluffy, just the way I like it!
Ron and Hermione have been married for awhile now. They are even expecting their first child soon. They have yet to find a name for their bundle of joy, a boy; even though they have looked through a plethora of baby book names.
But when a house-elf shows up and tells the two that Hogwarts is in danger by Death Eaters and even Voldemort himself, what will happen?
Harry is the new Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher there, but will he finally be able to break the trend of having a new teacher every year?
Will he fight to the death?
My version of the Final Battle, and what will happen.
Wow...Neville...George...Mr. Malfoy...Draco Malfoy...Harry...that's a lot of people dead. It was still a good story though. I know this sounds cruel, but thanks for killing off Percy. I never did like him much...you did me a favor. LOL.
I really liked how Ron and Hermione named their child Harry.
Also, you must really like Carrie Underwood songs. You've named a bunch of stories after them. I luv Carrie too, she's my favorite.
Author's Response: Thanks... oh, and you\'re welcome for killing off the Perce-man. He\'s not my fav either, he\'s just misunderstood. I just killed him off this time... *growls at self* Thanks for your review! ~Lindsey :)
Author's Response: OOOh, and I LOVE CArrie Underwood! I actually haven\'t been listening toher lately, because I\'ve been stuck on Hilary Duff, but you know how that goes... ~Lindsey :)
Author's Response: Typos are er- fun... *giggles* I apologise.
Summary: Whoever knew that a couple still went on "dates" after they were married?
Runner-Up in the Best Canon Romance category of the 2007 Quicksilver Quill Awards
For those interested, I'm planning on writing a Prequel to this story. Just thought I'd let everyone know.
Awww...so cute!!! This fic made me cry, I'm not even kidding. It's so sad and romantic at the same time...great job!!!
Summary: Hermione and Ron are supposed to be in love, yet Ron does something she never would have expected.
And now, she’s free.
Oh...this is so sad...*sniff* Poor Hermione! Its really well written, I loved it!!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! Aw, yeah, I hated to do that to her, but she got Draco. . . But I\'m so glad you liked it! ~Lindsey :)
Summary: James Potter is about to give up his pursuit of his six-year crush, Lily Evans. But will he change his mind after an enlightening conversation with an understanding taxicab driver? One-shot, R&R!!
“Have you ever fallen in love?” James asked hesitantly.
“Have you ever loved her with all your heart and soul?”
“Have they never requited your love?”
“Have you ever thought of giving them up?”
“Yep. Did it too. Was without a doubt the worse mistake I’ve made in me bloody life.”
Awwww............I was reading it happily and stuff, and then I came to the end....I love how you put Harry in there! YAY!!! Great job! I really like it!
Summary: After two hundred and eighty-seven rejections, James decides it’s about time some questions are answered. But a shocking discovery gives James one final question. Her answer provides the least expected… a sense of hope. The one-shot sequel to The Beginning.
Aww...I really liked it! I think I'm going to read it again...only slower this time, so I catch everything. Great job! I haven't read the fic that comes before this, but I think I'm going to now!
Author's Response: Thanks for the compliment! I hope you like the first one, too!
Summary: If you asked her about her mundane life, Petunia would say without a second thought that she and Vernon could not be more content and happy to be living in their state of monotonous harmony. Yes, she would definitely say that. The question is, would she be telling the truth?
A slightly AU, post-Deathly Hallows story.
YOU FINALLY GOT THIS ON HERE!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations!!! I LOVE THIS STORY!!!! Keep writing please!!! :)
Author's Response: Thank you for all your support!!!