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Review:Aderyn says:
This story is a very interesting take on Minerva. In the books, she seems strict, for sure, and proper, but not without compassion, especially towards her students. It's interesting here to see her so cold and reserved. Of course, at the end of the story she changes, for the better, which maybe helps improve her life too.

I like how you enumerated the different bits of Minerva's personality. You didn't just list them, but instead gave little bits of action that illustrated them, which made them more believable and powerful. It's one thing to say that Minerva treats friends and foes the same, it's another to see her treat her so-called best friend with a certain coldness.

I find it a bit hard, maybe, to have a character be that reserved and perfectly in control of her emotions. Even if she really isn't--Frances makes her cry--I would wonder why anyone would pride themselves on it. How could you live a happy life always being so aloof?

All that aside, you managed to show your version of Minerva well, and with integrity. Your writing style matched her mind's inner workings and therefore had a bit less description than normal. But it was very fitting for this story. Nice job. :)

Author's Response: A random review like this one really makes my day :D Yeah, I consider myself the complete opposite of Minerva - sometimes a little overly emotional - so it was a challenge writing her, but a challenge worth it nonetheless. This was a new style of writing for me, and I'm proud of this one-shot coming out so well in the end! And, yes - show, not tell, a writer's motto, so I'm glad it showed in the story. Thank you so much for reviewing this, by the way!

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