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Review:patronus_charm says:
Hi there, here to review your entry!

I really liked the structure of this and how you made it span all of Ginnyís life as we really got a full picture of her then, from when she was the young, shy girl faintly dreaming of Harry and then up to when she was an adult and had won him and was this lion hearted girl (minor thing, but I loved how the title tied in with the story, it was really cool!).

I think the fact the story started and ended with this hopeful tone of her life being a good one, and then interspersed with the moments of sadness with Fred dying was really great and gave us a really wide variety of emotions. It also fitted Ginnyís character really well as she was always this fiery sort of girl so the fact her emotions sort of exploded across the story (ok, a bad description but I canít think of a good one right now :P) just portrayed her character really well.

The way you showed the importance of family ties and how much the Weasley family meant to Ginny was really great, especially this line Ďyour six Big Brothers became four and a half broken ones.í As it sort of showed how because they were broken, she had to be the strong one, the one who protected all of them. I never really thought about how Fredís death could change Ginny so it was really interesting to read it here because it isnít covered too much in stories.

I really liked the use of second person POV because throughout the story Ginny was changing from the shy girl to the brave one, so we never really knew who she was in a way so the use of narration complimented it really well, because I canít really imagine the story having the same sense of sadness and nostalgia in another POV.

Thanks for this great entry, it was fun to read!


Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! Ginny is a very strong, complex character and the prospect of doing her justice, even in the smallest way, is the whole reason behind this story. (Also I love the description of her emotions exploding across the story, and I'm absolutely flattered!) I think in canon we see some of the effect growing up with six brothers had on Ginny and they were all very important to her - the Weasleys are a very close family, of course, and the loss of Fred affected all of them in different ways.

I was surprised at how well the second person fitted this story - I've never written it before (as I imagine is the case with most entries for this challenge) so thank you for the prompt!

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