|Review:||800 words of heaven says:|
Okay... let me be honest here. I read The Dating Game instead of Missing last time because I didn't really want to meet Tori. You said she was quite different, and whilst I was looking forward to it, I didn't want to hate her or something. I hate hating characters! They leave me feeling very conflicted and confused - which can be a good thing sometimes, but sometimes it isn't. Anyways, as I'm trying out running reviews, this review will probably be long like last time, and full of really weird jumps concerning plot points - so bear with me!
So in the first few lines, I'm thinking Tori is a horrible human being - and her chauffer has more sass than the Ninth Doctor. Tori right now is reminding me a lot of Draco Malfoy. Does that mean we'll get a similar redemption in her character as well? She appears very aware of herself and I'm wondering if there's something more to this girl. I hope there is - but I think she has a lot of potential either way - she'd be great if she was this really deep and tortured character hiding behind a façade, but I can also see her doing just as well as a really shallow, petty one, with no real reason to be nasty.
So we'd met Rebecca as this super-crazy worshipper of Tori in the last two chapters, and right now, we're getting to see this whole new side of her! She's nerdy, she's independent, and she's got a backbone - what a change! As this is from Tori's point of view, I’m really looking forward to seeing some intense manipulation of Rebecca!
I'll take this opportunity to comment on the choice in person. So Charlie's chapters are in the first person, making them very personal, whereas Tori's chapters (or chapter, at least) is in third person, making them more impersonal. I, for one, am feeling the difference in their personalities. I'm more sympathetic towards Charlie right now, as I feel closer to her on an emotional level, but Tori is just so cold in comparison, with the added bonus of the third person adding even more distance. Don't get me wrong - I am loving Tori's characterisation - she knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it, plus she's honest about it, too - which is proving to make quite an interesting character!
Ooh! I'm so happy we've met both Potter boys now! Personally, I liked Albus more, but perhaps, given time, James will start to grow on me! And I have very little experience with girls like Tori - are they all so obvious?
Aine is getting more and more awesome by the chapter. First, she saves Charlie, now she's giving Tori hives. I love her so much already!
And the ending: really, Tori? Really?
Author's Response: Yep, Tori certainly is different to Charlie, as I'm sure you know by now, but she is certainly key to the plot of this story. Though Charlie is obviously a lot more likeable!
Tori was particularly nasty in this chapter, wasn't she? And you're 100% right about the similarities to Draco Malfoy, though I never really thought about that before! And Rebecca is certainly a character who changed a lot over a year...and we'll have to see why.
I love the Potter boys and just couldn't resist writing them! However I think in this story, their relationship will be quite...different.
I love Aine! She is quite girl powery, if I do say so myself. And the ending...oh Tori! She can be quite, erm...fierce sometimes, for lack of a better word!
And hi to you too! Or should I say...TTFN!