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Review:academica says:
Hey, swinging by from Review Tag :)

I see things have continued to slide downhill for Draco since the unfortunate incident with Snape in the first chapter! I like how he's still struggling with the realization that he's not untouchable; it seems quite realistic that Draco would fight this tooth and nail every step of the way. He wins some small, temporary victories (like not having anything too incriminating confiscated in his room) but suffers his share of losses as well (like the damage inflicted upon him by Harry's allies). It's interesting how his pride complicates his reaction to the unique sort of "protection" foisted upon him by the Order. I particularly loved his confusion upon hearing how his aunt Andromeda still remembered his birthday.

I also really like the way Draco's characterization comes through in contrasts. Everyone in his life seems to treat him like a child -- Pansy, his mother, the Order members -- and I think he fuels it in part by denying everything that's happening to him and whining about every instance of his "rights" being violated. It'll be interesting to see how he grows and changes over the course of the story, if at all, and how he reflects back on this time after his situation has worsened further.

Nice work, as always! I've missed reading your work and I'm still really enjoying this story.


Author's Response: Hi, Amanda!

Yep, Draco's life is in a tailspin at this point. It's starting to dawn on him that he isn't untouchable, but believe me, it will get much worse. Pride is a huge problem for him, but at least he has his mother to try to help guide him. Not that she's perfectly equipped to deal with a situation like this, but at least she's calmer about it.

I think you'll find that he grows up quite a bit over the course of this story. At the very least, he learns that much of what he used to think was important really doesn't matter that much when you're confronted with matters of life and death.

I'm really glad that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you back again soon.


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