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Review:adluvshp says:
Hey Amanda!

So I just decided to make a trip to your author's page (I swear I don't stalk you all the time, only when I am looking to read something fresh I check out your page xP) and lo and behold! You have a new story. So I was pleased and decided to look at it. And well it was worth it! (As always).

Okay I am going to stop rambling and get on with the main review.

I absolutely loved this little one-shot! I think we don't have enough friendship stories on the archives, so I was pleased to see you decided to write one, and managed to do it so well. The idea of Rose and Scorpius just being best friends and sharing their OWL results was really very sweet and made me smile. Their interaction had a very Harry-Hermione-ish feel to it (at least for me) so it was very friendship-central and I liked it.

Your portrayal of Scorpius and Rose was really cute and spot-on. The way you started off the story with how things usually were in the past, and how the OWL year was quite different, was realistic. For once we saw Hogwarts students actually behaving like students in a fanfic and that was awesome! (I hope that made sense). The way they exchanged their results was quite 'normal' if you know what I mean, so great job. I also loved the idea of Rose not being a carbon copy of her mother and not getting all Oustandings.

The concept of Rose's parents (or I should say specifically Ron) only allowing Rose to be friends with Scorpius so that she can keep an eye on him and do better than him was very interesting. I can see Ron doing that, not Hermione though - so you may want to say "your father" instead of "your parents" in Scorpius' dialogue, though of course that's my personal opinion. If you think Hermione would do it too, by all means keep it as it is =)

Coming back to the point, it was also very teenager-ish of Rose to say that no one 'lets' her do anything. I also found it sweet how Rose assured Scorpius that nothing would change their friendship.

All in all, this was a very nice little read and I really enjoyed it. It was definitely a fresh take on Rose and Scorpius, and again I must commend you on managing to write a friendship-centric story in an interesting and beautiful manner. Your stories never disappoint me as you always come up with something new, so great job as always!

Your fan,

P.S. Just realised this review turned out way longer than intended, whoops, haha. Also, I shall respond to your lovely review on my story soon!

Author's Response: Hi Angie :)

It's great that you felt like my portrayal of Rose and Scorpius as friends and ordinary students was realistic. I agree that it would be silly to expect many children, even those in Hermione's family, to do quite so well as she did on exams. I imagined that Rose and Scorpius would both be too bright and too driven to fail, but I also didn't think they'd have the energy and discipline to study hard enough to pass all exams with perfect scores.

Well, I don't picture Scorpius knowing Rose's parents all that well, nor the other way around. So I would imagine that he would lump them in together in their intentions for Rose, rather than being able to parse out each individual's vision for Rose's future, unless he spent a lot of time getting to know them and watching them interact with her. He's also been told most of what he knows by his own parents, most likely, and I think he'd probably get a biased opinion of both Ron and Hermione from Draco and Astoria. So we know that Hermione probably wouldn't put those restrictions on her children, but Scorpius probably wouldn't, at least not as I see him here. Does that make sense?

Anyway, I'm very happy that you enjoyed this. Thank you for your fantastic review!


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