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Review:Keira7794 says:
Hi!

You know on some computers they have that 'post-it' note thing.. where you can leave notes? Top of the list is 'Post Scriptum'. I remember reading the first chapter ages ago and absolutely loving it, but then due to exams, I completely forgot! I'm very glad I can come back to it now! :)

I think your descriptions are one of your biggest strengths; you effortlessly draw the reader into this mystical world and its characters... and it feels normal. The characters you're writing feel the the characters in my head - they're not acting peculiarly or saying things OOC.. it's spot on. Really.

I LOVE your characterisation of the Marauders. Remus was world-weary, tired, but still friendly. Peter was uncertain, but not evil. Sirius was perfect. Absolutely perfect. And James was really sweet. Great job on that :)

My favourite thing about the opening was reading how Lily had always enjoyed Halloween. It's such a simple thing and could have been said in a matter of words, but your description just had me imagining the entire thing. You even made me like Halloween a bit more!

Overall, I really enjoyed this and I'll definitely be back as soon as my workload is over, so that I can continue reading!

Keira :)

Author's Response: Hello! Oh, yes, I remember you reading the first chapter of this, and I'm so happy to see you return for our swap. I'm so flattered that Post Scriptum has been at the top of your list! :)

Thank you! I used to struggle with not having enough description, and then I struggled with making it too deliberate and letting it take over the chapter. I'm really glad that you think I've struck a good balance here and that the characters seem to fit in with canon.

I really tried to stay away from cliches with the Marauders, having read (and subsequently disliked) so many stories with the usual depictions! My major concerns were that Peter fit in and James and Sirius not be super pranksters. I'm glad that they all seemed to work well for you!

I love writing Lily. She has such adorable moments where she just loves magic. I'm pleased that you liked the chapter opening :)

Thanks so much for this wonderful review, and I do hope to see you back here soon!

Amanda


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