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Review:Your Secret Santa says:
Hello there.

This was again very different from everything else you've written. It was not dark and heavy like most of your stories, and it was a nice change.

I love that Roxanne Weasley is the main character. You don't hear that much about her (compared to the others in this era), but she deserves just as much attention. You characterize her well. I love how she seems so bored, because she already knows so much about the castle. She is more focused on getting friends, because the magic around her doesn't really surprise her or impress her that much. She already knows everything about it. I believe that's how it would feel for a wizard or witch from family of magic. They focus more on getting friends.

I also think Roxanne is quite similar to her father and her uncle. It seems like she wants to follow in their footsteps, and get as many detentions as possible. She just seems to have this easy-going view on life, which is not that weird since she's eleven years old. But you also see her fear. That appears when she no longer knows what will happen. That makes me think she likes to be in control, likes to know what's going to happen. At the same time, she also loves to discover new things or new places, which actually gave me the image of her using the marauders map. She just seems like the type of person that would use that quite regularly, and mostly to get herself out of trouble with the teachers. I hope I'm not all wrong, but that's what I imagined.

Anyway, I also loved that you made the sorting a secret. I think its very realistic (in the hp world) that they would keep something about Hogwarts a secret, or it would just be a bit boring to start there really. But what I love the most is actually Roxanne's attitude after she has been sorted. Her fear is instantly vanished, and she just act like it was never there at all.

I'm sorry for my bad english in this review, but its way past midnight and I'm really tired. Hope you can understand it anyway.

- Your Secret Santa (I'm guessing you already know who I am, but I'm writing this anyway)

Author's Response: This was a fun story to write. I don't usually do these types of stories, but i'm really glad I did this one. Roxanne was fun to write. And as you said, it isn't dark and heavy and I think it's one of the few stories that isn't. I should try this more often :) .

Yah, i sort of imagined her the same way. Just free. Free from everything and free from even the fear of going to a new school. She's had so many stories told to her that she feels like she knows it. It doesn't mean she won't discover a lot while she's here and make her own stories. She'll learn that Hogwarts is a different place for every person. Right now though just wants to indulge and laugh and give people sweets. Like her dad and uncle. She got that from them. Thank you so much for all of your lovely reviews and i'm sorry for how long it's taken me to respond!!


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