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Review:TheSortingHat says:
This review is for Day 10 of the 12 Days of Reviewing.

I've never considered the idea of Colin and Astoria as friends before, but I think you really pulled it off! We know so very little canonically about Astoria's personality, but I really liked this portrayal of her and thought that it was realistic. I can see her being desperately lonely, and Colin's friendship filling that void.

I loved how the story was told from Dennis' point of view, with all his prejudices and tainted memories. It made for very interesting dynamics between the pair, and it was wonderful to see how much he loved his brother--of course, Colin just doesn't get enough love in general. :)

The story flowed well and was a joy to read. I particularly loved the juxtaposition at the beginning of the story between the Muggle family throwing snowballs and Dennis' own family, it really worked to help show what Colin's loss had done to the Creeveys.

Lovely writing, overall! I'd love to read some of your other stories, as well as what you write in the future. Really good job!

--TheSortingHat

Author's Response: Hi!

I've actually written about Colin and Astoria becoming friends in my novella Defining Astoria, which this is a spin-off of, and you're absolutely right in your interpretation of Astoria's character!

Not all of the chapters will be told from Dennis' POV, but I felt he would be better placed to describe Colin's loss than Astoria. Especially as they don't get along, which is kind of a shame, because I think that would've been what Colin wanted. And I agree with you, Colin is sorely under-written :(

Thank you so much! And I'm really pleased that you liked the comparisons of the Muggle family to the Creeveys.

Gosh, thank you! I hope you do, in the future, because that would be just brilliant.

Thank you for reviewing!

-Isobel


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