I'm so sorry for not reviewing the other chapters, but I just couldn't stop reading it once I started.
This story is one of the best I've read, as it is so realistic. It made me smile, laugh, cry and go into shock. I'm so glad that my friend (riddikulus11) told me to check it out and that I did, as its just so inspiring. I'm going to write about this story for my project if you don't mind. If you do, then please say so and I won't. But I truly believe that others should read it and that they would benefit from doing so.
I'm sorry for the loss that you mentioned, but I'm so glad that you decided to share how you feel or felt with us through this story. This story is written so realistically, and to me is relatable. I think that the characters and their personalities and the relationships that they have with one another is well portrayed. You showed how Faith feels and perceives the world so well, and I can relate to it, not through personal experience, but because a friend of mine is depressed. The way that she sees the world is so like how Faith did.
I'm happy that you didn't make the characters have a "I just met you, let's be best friends." sort of relationship and instead that they build on it and learn to trust each other. This is more realistic than the first. I'm also glad that you made Lessie do what she did and when Faith told her dorm mates about herself that they didn't just understand and accept it straight away. I'm not saying this because I want Faith to have more pain and anger or that I'm a sadistic person, because I'm not. I just mean that it's more believable than everyone just understanding. They wouldn't be able to just understand, because they haven't gone through what she has and they don't fully understand how Faith feels. I'm so happy that Faith found a great friend in Rhiannon and i think it was good that you didn't make her friendships with Lessie and the others just go back to how it was before. Lessie and the rest were best friends with Val, and now that she's Faith, she has started a new life almost.
I was so attached to the characters and I felt so close to them, that it was like I was in the story myself and that I was there next to Faith, crying "oh no! What are you doing?" Or " Argh. Just accept her apology James!"
The story was so intense, and the plot was just so great!
The flashbacks and memories of Faith's time with Joy were so sweet and at the part of Joy's death, it was so sad. This story is so beautiful and I just love it so much!
I loved the epilogue, and how you wrote about Grace! It was wonderful!
I hope you enjoyed writing this story as much as I enjoyed reading it. I just want to say that you are an amazayn author and that this story is mind-blowingly beautiful.
Thank you so much for writing this and I hope to read more of your stories.
Author's Response: Okay. Wow. Thank you so very much! This was such a sweet and wonderful review. Of course I don't mind if you write about it! I'm very flattered that you think it's good enough. This story is certainly flawed, and there are parts of it that need work, but I'm very proud of what I've done here, so I don't mind you sharing it with others in the slightest!
Thank you so much for this. I really wanted to show a story that portrayed a realistic way in which someone goes through pain. Bad things happen all the time that we try to get over, but sometimes we can't. At least, not right away.
I'm glad you were able to connect with the story and sympathize. I think that people need to have more understanding for other people's hardships, so I'm glad this story seems to be doing that.
Once again, thank you for reading and reviewing. You're so very kind and wonderful :)