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Review:charlottetrips says:
What a powerful chapter. You get caught up in Harry's fight for survival, in his search for the Horcruxes and his learning of the Deathly Hallows that you kind of forget that the other kids had to go back to Hogwarts and live under Snape and the Carrows. While we know now that Snape was "good" in his own complicated way, it still stands that the Carrows created a fear-driven school rather than a safe haven.

You've captured Ginny here, in her thoughts, recriminations, fears and dreams. She became rounded and real in my mind, her thoughts breathed to life. The slight bitterness towards Harry but the overriding faith she had in him was wonderful to read.

What a lovely subject to explore and I'm glad you were the one to tackle it!

xChar

Author's Response: Hey Char! :)

I agree; canon focuses so much on Harry and his friends that I feel like we missed out on knowing just what it must have been like to live under the rule of the Death Eaters. I'm glad you also think the subject merits exploration and liked the way I did it.

Ginny was new territory for me (as was Hermione, really, in the second part of this), but I had fun fleshing her out and emphasizing both her good qualities and flaws. I wanted to make her into (at once) a scared young girl and a powerful heroine. It's great that you liked her mixed feelings for Harry, because that was kind of the core of the "realness" I tried to create with her.

Thanks for your excellent review! :)

Amanda


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