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Review:ElissandrAnne says:
Obviously you've been thinking a lot about Squibs, born in magical families but as powerless as Muggles. And I must admit that I've been thinking about them too since Arabella Figg revealed that she was a Squib in Order. She isn't magical, and yet, if my memory is good, some of her cats are no cats, but kneazles or part kneazles. So there is obviously a difference between a Squib and a Muggle... But I'm digressing.

Did you make up the part about the fates of the Squibs or is it canon? Anyway, I think this is very realistic. If a Squib was born in the Malfoy family, he/she would be murdered or abandoned - I would say the first, because they would be so ashamed.

This is truly nicely done, and I cannot help but be happy that you ended it the way you did. Of course, Harry and Ginny would have loved Dora, no matter what. But for Dora herself, because being a Squib in a magical family must be very hard, I'm glad that she is magical after all.

Oh, I almost forgot. Do you have any evidence that adult Wizards or Witches can do 'wandless' magic the way Hermione did in your story? I'm very interested in the answer, because I don't remember any adult consciously doing wandless magic... (This is no CC, really, it just happens that I've been thinking about wandless magic for one of my stories, and I would like to know if this is canon.)

All in all, good job!

-Anne

Author's Response: Wow, lots of questions.

The fate of Squibs is not strictly canon, but Molly's second cousin, a squib, is an accountant, and not part of the wizarding world. From the Wikipedia it says "In canon, according to Ron Weasley's Aunt Muriel, the custom with Squibs has been to send them to Muggle schools and encourage them to integrate into the Muggle world, which is "much kinder" than keeping them in the magical world, where they will always be "second-class." " I can't imagine a pureblood family tolerating a Squib (except the Weasleys).

Wandless magic? All children do it. JKR says that it is not the wand that contains the magic, but the wizard. In another interview she said a witch or wizard can do unfocused and uncontrolled magic without a wand (for instance when Harry blows up Aunt Marge), but to do really good spells, yes, you need a wand. Dumbledore also mentioned wandless magic to Harry in canon, but I can't remember where. He basically said it was very difficult and only the most powerful could do it. But "Accio wand" occurs in canon, so it is done. The ball of light is my interpretation; just think Muggle magicians and sleight of hand or David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth. I love the picture of it.

Thank you for your review. I really made me think and that is never a bad thing.





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