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Review:CambAngst says:
I noticed your story in a post you made in a writing challenge thread and the description caught my eye. Susan is my favorite supporting character in my long-term WIP story, so I've been trying to read more about her when I have time. I am so glad I stumbled across this.

I absolutely loved the way that you portrayed both Susan and Hannah. In Susan, you created this very quiet strength and conviction. First off, it was the conviction to honor her father's request and not become another casualty of the war. Her family was obviously decimated by Voldemort, so it was easy to understand why her father would have been terrified for her. At the same time, the way she describes him as being as good as dead was my first clue that there was a spark there. She knew and understood that she had a moral obligation to stand up and be counted, to honor her family's legacy.

In Hannah, I think you did a great job of giving a voice to the conscience of Hufflepuff house. She was so determined to help oppose the Carrows, and she didn't demand any less of anybody else.

The passages where you delve into her love of astronomy and mythology were beautiful. I took a lot of Latin in high school, so we spent a lot of time studying Greek and Roman myths. I love the way that you wove this into the story and used it to help convey her emotional turmoil.

And at the end, when she finally decided to stand up to the Carrows, I felt like standing up and cheering for her. This is the Susan that I've come to adore. The strong, brave, principled woman who stands up for what's right.

I don't know whether you're familiar with the song, but this story made me think of Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers. The song is a little cheesy, but the story it tells is so similar to this one: a boy who allows himself to be bullied in order to honor the request of his father, who died in prison. But when somebody he loves is hurt, he finally realizes that there are times that you have to stand up for what is right, even when it means courting trouble.

Like I said, I'm so glad that I found your story. It's a testament to the marvelous things that a talented writer can do with even the most minor characters in JKR's world.

Author's Response: Hi CA! Thanks for stopping by and reviewing this thing! You've seriously made my morning! I really love Susan to and i'm very interested in her story because it's so intense and deep. I really want to start a WIP about her some day.

I'm so pleased you picked up on those little cues of Susan's character and those changes in her beliefs. I don't know why but i've always seen Susan as sort of a quiet strength kind of girl as you said. She was scared because of her family but i always felt like there was more to her beneath the surface.

Hannah!! Ah yes, i love Hannah and she became this powerhorse in the house and the flame that ignited them all to action. However, it's not like she forced it down their throats and she still respected Susan even if Susan refused to act.

I don't know that song actually but i'm going to go listen to it now!

Anyway, thank you so much for your review! I really appreciated all of youf words and thoughts!


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