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Review:maraudertimes says:
Hello!

So this is really interesting! I have never really seen a fic exploring how Greyback came to be a werewolf, but I thought 'hey, it's probably interesting.' And it was! It was also heartbreaking!

It's sad to think that this all happened because of a dare. That if it had been another night or a different dare, then it wouldn't have happened. I think I especially despised how Fenrir was expelled from Hogwarts just for being a werewolf - discrimination at it's finest. And his parents were just horrible as well, although the fact that he wouldn't be going home is actually not that surprising, since he has younger siblings, but to never visit him?

Oh and poor Fenrir. He had to deal with that and the fact that his best friend betrayed him and didn't come to his bedside once. What kind of friend would do that? I can certainly see why Fenrir turned out the way he did: that kind of betrayal is bound to leave some internal scars.

I don't know how you did it, but you managed to make me sympathize with Fenrir Greyback. Possibly because you made him only 13 when he was bitten, and taken away all the happiness in his life. But I suppose that's necessary in order to show how his background affected him and why he's such a horrible person in the books.

I think this was wonderfully done and I'm excited for the next chapter!
Lo:)

Author's Response: *grins* Thanks you so much for the reviews.

And I'm glad you found it heartbreaking, though that sounds a bit mean.

Canon indicates werewolves were not usually allowed attend Hogwarts before Dumbledore took over and allowed Remus too, so I had to ensure Greyback wasn't able to continue attending.

And I wanted to completely isolate him, as having any loving influences in his life would have likely reduced his grudge against all witches and wizards, so all of his family and friends had to betray or reject him in some way.

And I'm glad I made you sympathise with him. This was written for a challenge, to "redeem" him, in the sense of showing a nicer side to him or giving some kind of explanation as to how he turned out the way he did, so if I've made people sympathise with him, I've done my job.

Thanks again for the wonderful review.


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