Firstly, I just want to say that you have no reason to be nervous about this at all - it's really, really good! I'm absolutely hooked on the plot, for starters. It seems so unique - using journalism as the main character's dream for the future, using Lily Potter II as the main character, the idea of her getting involved in this huge scandal that shocks the Ministry and the whole wizarding world... wow. I'm so curious to how this happens, what happens, that I almost can't wait to read on.
Lily's character is so interesting... although, since it's just her kinda going over the results of what's happened, there's not any interaction with other characters it's a bit hard to grasp too much of her personality, she seems pretty confident, stubborn and so brave (with the whole 'I wouldn't have had it any other way' thing) but also compassionate. She's aware of others and that what she does effects them, which is lovely to see. Her confidence is outstanding and is so like the confidence JKR gave Ginny it's unreal. In short, I love her characterisation.
I really, really want to read more of this - I'll have to start making a HPFF reading list or something, I think, lol - because it's just so intriguing and fascinating... :D
Author's Response: Gaahhh, thank you so much. I really hope the plot is unique. Half the Next Gens seem to be about the same thing these days, and well, I wanted this to stand out a bit. The journlism bit comes becuse Lily is a reflection of me in a lot of ways, and I'm sort of using this story to make fun of everything wrong with media. The scandal is fun :D Well, not for Lily, but she is a bit of a drama queen.
Yeah, not a whole lot of interaction yet, but you've summed up her character well. VERY stubborn, but also confident and hopefully compassionate. Her confidence and stubborness is going to come into play a lot in this, so I'm really glad they came though. Eeek, thanks so much. It means a lot!
Thank you so so much for the review! :D One of the best reviews I've ever received, thank you ♥