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Review:nott theodore says:
Jami! You've nearly caught up on responding to my reviews, so I thought that I had to leave you some more to read! :P

I felt like the title for this chapter fitted perfectly with what happened, and I really like the fact you chose it. It mirrored so many of the things that happened here and it made me smile a lot.

Haha of course Lily would enjoy her detentions, especially if they're with Madam Pomfrey and she gets to learn more about the healing processes. I almost have a feeling the Professor McGonagall chose to put her in detentions in the Hospital Wing because she knew it wouldn't be a real punishment for her! It was interesting to see that Lily's thoughts about her future are becoming firmer and she's decided what she wants to do for a career; I think her personality suits being a Healer. I wonder how her application to the school will go? It makes me really sad to think that she doesn't even have that much of a future left.

Aw, poor Remus! It must be really difficult for him to come up with different excuses each month to cover for his 'furry little problem', as well as having the pain and injuries to deal with. I liked the way that Lily gradually realised that something was wrong with Remus' story and gently prodded him till she could work out the truth, although without pushing him too far. She dealt with it all so sensitively - just like I'd expect her too, really. She's a really compassionate person and that came across well here.

The way that you write friendship is so great to read! I was really happy that Lily waited till she had left Remus to recover before actually crying. And the reasons that she was crying for made sense as well, since I can't imagine her being prejudiced against werewolves, especially when it's Remus who is the werewolf. She faces so much prejudice as a muggle-born already that I think she'd try to avoid judging other people unfairly.

Belle and Sirius are just so cute! I'm excited now for the two of them to go to France together, even though it's going to be hard for the two of them and Belle in particular. Her reasoning made perfect sense to me - in situations like that, you either want to forget that something's happened and remove yourself from the situation entirely, or face your family and get some closure. I have a feeling that she wouldn't have done it so soon if Sirius hadn't pushed her to, and I think the dynamic and relationship between the two of them works well. They're similar but not the same, and I don't think that someone who had had an easy life would be able to have that same understanding with Sirius. The fact that he's pushed Belle into going to France seems to be consistent with what we know of his character from canon - the way that at times he tries to live through others. I think that he'd probably have liked to confront his family in the same way, which is one of the reasons he's pushing Belle into it.

Still, it's really sweet that he's going with her to France. I'm really excited to see what happens there, and if either of them will manage to keep their tempers and not hex her family or Christophe!

Sian :)

Author's Response: Hi again ♥

I LOVE what you said in this review about someone having an easy life wouldn't be able to understand or relate to Sirius. Giving them both their ghosts, and making them both outsiders in their families -- well, JK made Sirius an outsider in his -- but in different ways was really important to me. When I first started thinking of Belle I loved the idea of just a rich, mostly spoiled, girl being completely disillusioned by her life the way Belle was and having to find herself and make a few really important decisions bout her own life. A weaker girl could have accepted her families terms when she found out she was pregnant, made it as if it never happened and continue living her lifestyle without a care in the world. Making someone who had more heart and guts to say, "No, wait, this isn't me. This isn't what I want" was probably one of my favorite things about this novel. So having you notice those things is such a huge compliment.

Thank you SO much for another amazing review, Sian ♥

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