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Review:Alopex says:
This is the first of the reviews for the Boys in the Kitchen challenge (though I would have gotten back to your page sooner or later no matter what).

This was actually a really sweet story! I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would. For one, I'm not a big fan of song fics. Two, Ginny is not my favorite character, and I rarely enjoy her in fanfiction stories.

Ginny was far less petulant than I was expecting. I was expecting some whining and yelling, which is how she seems to behave in fanfic if she isn't being a perfect dream girl. I suppose the talk with Molly helped, but I really thought Ginny took a rather mature track here . . . she acknowledged her rightfully hurt feelings but also considered Harry's perspective.

You did a good job of explaining Harry's motivations too. The readers will already relate to him, I suppose, from the books, but it was nice to read it with a slightly different focus, in relation to Ginny's thoughts.

I loved the part where Ginny was thinking Fred and George could help her avoid the Trace!

And yes, the banner is gorgeous. :D

Author's Response: I'm not a fan of songfics either, actually. Weird cause I've written two of them now. It just happened. It wasn't my fault. ;) I do like Ginny though, although she does get mishandled a lot in fanfics.

I actually don't see Ginny as whiny or petulant. She really never behaved that way in the books. She takes things pretty well in stride, it seems. The only time she snaps at anyone is when Harry's being an angsty teenager going "you don't know my life!" kind of whining, and she reminds him that she knows exactly. Brings him up short, too, so it was very effective. She accepted their break-up quite maturely, so I just gave her a bit extra processing of it with her mom, but otherwise her reaction is in keeping with canon (how I read it, anyway). When he tells her, she just says "it's for some stupid, noble reason, isn't it?" I think she gets him, and his motivations, pretty well.

I'm sure Fred & George could dodge the Trace without breaking a sweat! ha.

Thanks so much for the review, I always love reading your reviews :)


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