second time reading this story. Never gets old; long live maryAuthor's Response: Thank you so much :D Report Review
Wow, just wow. I can honestly say I fell in love with this novel. It's breathtaking. I've read hundreds of books and hundreds of fanfics and a total of 2 have made me cry and feel the strongest emotions for characters. Those 2 novels are Finding Faith and The Art Of Breathing. I think you're an amazing writers. I think you're going to write a novel and have it published and change peoples lives with it. I'm beyond impressed.Author's Response: EscapingExpectations, thank you so very very much. You are very very lovely and I adore you. Thank you sooo mucchhh :D
I'm so sad this story is over but very glad to have read it! It was hilariously witty, ridiculously absurd, incredibly tender and, well, very sad and inspirational all at the same time. I can't decide whether I was more moved by Mary's voice and her death or by knowing (and the foreshadowing) that most of the other characters would suffer and/or die young as well. I think you did an amazing job working within the canon and writing a story that contributed, not detracted, from my hp love and personal conceptions of the characters. So... thanks for this story :) !!! Report Review
Okay, I asked a question in the last chapter review about the scene when he said "And I-" But I uh . . . I found it . . . erm . . so . . . nevermind!!!
THIS IS BRILLIANT. I WANT TO TAKE A WRITING COURSE FROM YOU. MERLIN'S SAGGY BALLS. WHY IS THIS SO GOOOD?Author's Response: OH THAT'S GOOD. Glad you found it Paige :) Report Review
Hey!! I was wondering if you could help me . . . I've re-re-re-re-re-re-re-reread this fanfiction many, many times. I seem to remember some chapter when Mary and Sirius are lying in the woods or outside or something, and he keeps saying "Mary I-" and then not finishing it, and then they just start snogging, and she's left thinking WAIT, WHAT?!?!?! Anyway, I can't seem to find that chapter, or I missed it or something. Do you remember which one it was?Author's Response: I'm really glad you found the right bit of this in the end! Thanks a billion for caring enough to re-read :) Report Review
Re-reading this for about . . . hmm . . . the seventh time?Author's Response: THAT'S SO EXCITING :) Report Review
The best cook has to be Sirius and Lily would have the pineapple obsession.Author's Response: Interesssttigg theory... Report Review
I would just like to say that this may be the best story I have ever read. Not only has it A. Made me laugh, B. Made me actually cry (kinda embarrassing), and C. Made me understand the main character; but it has a plot that drew me in from the first chapter. I have read a lot farther in the story (about half way through) but this chapter has stood out the most. When Mary was describing the love and wanting she desired in Charms class was hauntingly beautiful (haha if you watch How I Met Your Mother it's a quote from it). I had writers block but when I read that part it kind of inspired me. I used your writing (I hope that's ok!) when she was describing love and quoted it. I typed it on my type writer and I said all credit goes to you at the end! Anyway, I love your writing style and the long chapters! I really hope you continue to write!
-IsabelAuthor's Response: Isabel/Faith Passion Destiny (wonderful username, by the way, really really awesome!)
Thank you for this LOVELY review! I love you, I really really do. I'm in the middle of a writer's block at the moment, and I know how it is. SO FEEL FREE!
As a side note, I love my type writer.
But thank you for such a lovely review I'm so glad that you liked it thank you thank you and thank you.
So yeah, thank you very much :)
-AC Report Review
I'm not entirely sure how to word this, probably because I don't review all that often. I guess the only way to stress how much I loved this story is to tell you that I read it twice! I have never before been compelled to re-read a story on this website. To top it all off, the second time I read it I actually teared up a little. Another first for me. Whenever the name Mary MacDonald pops up in another fic it feels really weird. The first time she was mentioned in another story I was reading I thought, "what the heck? Someone took that character from the Art of Breathing." Then I remembered her being mentioned in the Harry Potter books. Silly me. I still think that your Mary is the only valid one. Anyway, to sum it all up, I think you are incredibly talented.Author's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review! It's always an honour to hear that my humble words have had any effect on anyone and to think that anyone would take the time to read something of mine once, let alone twice, its just mind blowing. Thank you for this lovely review and thank you so much for leaving it for me :) Report Review
Helen! How could you say that this is not the best chapter? I absolutely loved it. There was so much that went on and it just really grabbed me. I loved your idea for the prank, it was really original and i loved that she did it to sirius as well. Gah this story is just so amazing and wonderful and i just cant wait to see more sirius/mary! I really love that so much stuff happened between her and sirius in this chapter. First she comforts him and sits with him in silence because she realized that he needed someone to just be there. Then she almost lets it slip that she is dying and then he sort of saves her!
I felt bad for mary in this chapter. I cant imagine what it must be like to know that you are dying and thenn to have dreams that you know wont come true. If im honest i fret about it somedays too and im not dying, well not any more than anyone else, i wonder if ill ever find someone to love so i could really relate to that. I do hope though thzt her friend nate has turned her around and will finally give karen a chance and stop being as much woe is me though she does have a good reason to be that way. I look forward to seeing what will go on between her and sirius in the next chapter and how well she does at helping james get lily. Great job!
~Slytherinchica08~Author's Response: HI THEREE. My main problem with this story is that I have such a love hate relationship with it and I find it really hard to work out what I actually think. I'm half like... majourly proud of it and then the other half I get all frustrated. I'm so far removed from it, these days, that all I see are all these loose ends and grammar mistakes and pointless plot lines that added nothing.
But, everytime someone says they like a certain bit or a certain chapter its the same giddy internal dance, so thank thank you for such a lovely review!
More Sirius/Mary to come, I can promise you that ;)
Thank you very much :)
-AC Report Review
Oh what an amazing chapter! Im really starting off my year right by getting back to one of my favorite stories and author! This chapter is just so swoon worthy and amazing and wonderful! I love mary in this chapter and how she is beginning to realize different things and becoming less of the bitter person she has been. I love that she stayed behind to comfort sirius even though just a few moments before he had scared her with the way he was acting. Im excited to see how she ends up pranking mrs quigly. Sorry this review is rather short but its hard to write in my nook. I loved this chapter and look forward to reading more!
~Slytherinchica08~ Report Review
Just finished reading this story, and though I dont normally rewiew very often I felt compelled to with this story. It completely amazes me that you were taking your GSCEs and then starting sixth form while writing this, as you write with such maturity and ease that I couldnt believe how young you are. The story is wondefully written and completely draws you in, and the characters developed well over the story. The last few chapters had me completely in tears, and you deserved all the awards you have recieved. You clearly have a talent for writing, and I will definitely be having a look at your other stories. Keep writing, and thank you for sharing your talent xxxAuthor's Response: It startles me when I think about how young I was when I wrote this at times (it seems like a very long time ago now) and I'm very proud of the achievement - although I can see all these holes and floors in it now. But thank you for a lovely review! It honestly made my day :) Report Review
This is an amazing story. I've read it more than once yet get moved. Such a sad yet beautiful ending. Have you watched the movie Now is Good? It's based on the book Before I Die by Jenny Downham. I recommend it. It reminds me of this story.Author's Response: I've read the book and very much want to see the film! Thank you for being lovely and I'm so glad that you liked it :) Report Review
I absolutely adore this fanfiction! It is one of the only fanfictions that I have EVER read that made me so emotional. I truly got close with your characters. I cried when they cried. I hurt when they hurt - the whole shebang. I just want you to know how much I loved it! Never give up with writing. I think there is a true talent there!Author's Response: Thank you so much greeneyedgryffie! It's an honour to have touched you in such a way! And I won't be giving up writing any time soon. NEVER I SAY NEVER :) Report Review
This entire story was extremely sad. You write really well; I enjoyed reading it. I especially liked the parts where you wrote in the POV of James and Sirius and Lupin. (Those 3 chapters).Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing :)
And so glad that you liked it :D Report Review
I cried so hard. When Harry turns the resurection stone will she appear with James, Lily, and Sirius. You should write a one-shot of it.Author's Response: Huh, that's a really interesting thought that I'd never thought of before! Thanks for the suggestion :) Report Review
God what even. I think i cried quite hard at this. Ruined my make-up before tennis. But dont worry. I dont mind. This was a very beautiful story. And it kind of reminds me of the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. If you havent read it already, do it. For me.
-GraceAuthor's Response: I've heard many good things about this book and have been meaning to read it for a life time! Thanks for the suggestion and Thanks for reviewing :)
-AC Report Review
My god. I think i just died. Beautiful.Author's Response: Thank you so very very very very much :D Report Review
Wow. This was just perfect and I hope one day I can write the way you do and that one day you'll be able to understand just how much this story touched me because I can't convey it with words. There aren't words, not for this. Not for beauty. There are only feelings and I can't give those to you.Author's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. Honestly, you don't understand how much this means to me or how much I've appreciated hearing things like this :) Report Review
I was crying throughout most of this chapter. I have a lot of favorite quotes, but this one was special:
It didn't matter what type of love it was that remained, but the fact that I had been loved made the world of difference.
It was good. You've done well and I can't say it any better than with the simplest of words- you did good. Report Review
UNACCEPTABLE. JILY IS LIFEAuthor's Response: Ahha, AGREED. VERY MUCH AGREED. Report Review
when will she tell them? ps. this reminds me of frankie cocozza's motercycle song. (*)o(*) (amazed face)Author's Response: hmmm, read on my dear Veggies and you will find out! :) Report Review
plz dont make her die ...Author's Response: I'm sorry? :( Report Review
just so you know Hogsmeade has an E on the end ...Author's Response: I'm berating my younger self a lot here. I'll go back and fix that up pronto ;) Report Review
wow i lovee this story already... great chapter...great work im quite in trinidad and reading this...feeel proud cus i cant wait t read the restAuthor's Response: THANK YOU fayola! Hope you enjoy the rest :) Report Review
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