I normally hate Cho as a character in fanfics, but I like her very much in your story. You turn her whininess into a justifiable trait, and you've certainly got a knack for creating groups of girls with lovely camaraderie. In BIR you've created a lovely four way friendship between Priscilla, June, Trista, and Lucy. Here you've got the bond between Hannah, Padma, Cho, and Alicia - would've never thought Alicia would make an appearance with the rest of the girls. :P What made you decide to put her in the story? When I read the books, I always compartmentalized her separate from the others because she was in Gryffindor. xD But anyways, the point is that every time, the friendships between the girls are always so easy going and fun - they know they can rely on each other, and they don't have a problem letting loose while they're around each other because they're just so comfortable and you have no idea how jealous I am of that. xD
It's so interesting reading about the different lives of the girls after the war, and how they want to follow their dreams, or find them, at least. Wasn't following this story before but I am definitely am now, you can count on it! It's really sweet and just makes me feel all happy inside. One of my favorite kinds of stories ♥
Author's Response: Jordan!
Eee, thanks so much for taking the time to read and review even if you don't like Cho! Ahh, of course Alicia had to make an appearance because I wanted some diversity with the Houses - we've got 2 Ravenclaws, one Hufflepuff and a Gryffindor. I put her in there because the foursome was based off my three best friends and me and that particular friend always struck me as a Gryffindor. Alicia, as a name, suited her, and I was like, "Hey, why not?" I mean, Alicia meets the rest of the gang when they live in the same area, so it seemed normal. Yeah, comfortable is a spectacular word! Definitely what I was going for. :)
Thanks so much for reading it! It's definitely a different kind of story on the girls finding their own paths in life and growing up alongside each other.
Thanks for the support, Jordan