I loved it! I'm so glad I stumbled across this, I'll be looking out for other works by you for certain!Author's Response: Thank you so much! :) I'm glad you stumbled across it, too! Report Review
Boohoo...I"M SAD NOW!!!
Actually, that looks more angry than sad. Ah well. Val had BETTER MAKE UP FOR IT soon. Or else.Author's Response: Sorry you're sad! It'll get better :) Report Review
I absolutely love this story!
GREAT JOB!Author's Response: Thank you! :) Report Review
I can't believe you Always'ed us, you tear-induser, you!Author's Response: Heh heh. Yeah. I'm a bad person :) Report Review
I'm so happy that I found this fanfic. I love it!
At first I didn't like James very much, but I'm excited to see what happens in the next few chapters, as his character is further developed. I love Fred, and Albus is adorable, but I'm not a big fan of Val's other friends. They don't really have distinct personalities, I guess? As for Val, one second she scares me, but the next I just want to give her a hug-poor girl!Author's Response: Thank you so much! I think my biggest regret with this story is a lack of development in Val's friends. Lessons learned, I guess. Haha, Val is kind of a complex person, isn't she? Enjoy reading! Thanks for leaving a review!
-Laura Report Review
so amazing. so sad. so deep. so funny. so happy. So amazing! I love this story i havnt been able 2 stop reading! 100/10Author's Response: Thank you so much! :) Report Review
Aw! I luv it! I love grace, she's soo cute!Author's Response: Thank you :) Report Review
Okay, first of all I have to say that was one of the best fan fics EVER! You managed to cover such a tough subject with the depth and detail it needed rather than just using her grief to move the story along. Secondly I love Faith (/Val/Tina), she has flaws which are relatable and human (and she watches Star Wars). You really let her and James' relationship build rather than just *BANG* and you didn't do the typical ''I hate you, no I love you, but you have a gf now and I'm sad'' story-line (not that I don't enjoy reading those - trashy stories are a guilty pleasure) and it was just really enjoyable to read! I wasn't too found of when it all fell apart, not because you didn't write it well or anything buy, as you said in your AN, I just sat there mentally screaming NO! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING! But that is really good, because I was so involved with the characters and so fond of them that the fact they were messing everything up was just TERRIBLE. Oh, and what was fantastic was that the fight didn't feel like it was just there because you felt like a fight was needed and it also didn't feel out of character for James and Faith to say those things (though James did shock me slightly). Finally, as a Christian myself, I am so pleased with how you addressed Faith's faith: not making it a BIG deal or shoving it in everyone's faces; and for how you showed that having issues with God affects (effects?) your whole life.
In summary: just brilliant!Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the story so much. And you're a Star Wars fan! Yay! That's my favorite movie! Believe me, I hated the fight just as much as everyone else. But it had to be done. Faith is a big deal to me, but I know it can be a sensitive issue, so I tried to tread lightly around it. I'm glad you thought I did it well.
Thanks for the wonderful review!
-Laura Report Review
this, i cant even describe to you, is one of the best fanfics i have ever read. this story has literally made me cry at least 6 times, and made me smile and hyperventilate like 100 times. i absolutely love it!! it has a totally different plot and i love that! it is now one of my favorites(:(:Author's Response: Aw, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it :) Report Review
I finished this story a few days ago but I just had to tell you how awesome it was. Although it is sad in some parts, it is reality. Loss is a sensitive topic but I loved the way you incorporated it into the story. All the characters were very real, especially how they interacted with each other. I loved james and Rhiannon, and faith's interactions with everyone else in the story. I loved the ending especially Grace. You are an amazing writing! KEEP WRITING! WELL DONE!Author's Response: Thank you so much. This was such an amazing experience for me and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Thank you for reading and reveiwing!
-Laura Report Review
Hello Sour Grapes Snape,
I know that this story was posted ages ago, but I just found it and read it all in one night. This story was absolutely incredible. You are truly one of the best authors that I have ever read, fanfiction or not. I have not experienced a loss, but this story made it very real to me. Your portrayal of Faith was very realistic, and I know her so well. I had tears in my eyes throughout this entire story. I love the Joy/Tina relationship, and all the little memories that you included that made their story real. I also enjoyed the James/Faith fluff. The song that James wrote for Faith made me cry, thank you so much for including it. I understand that it was very personal to you, and I appreciate that you gave it to your readers. I also appreciate all of the raw emotion that you put into this story. It was emotionally very hard to read, but it really did change my perspective of people. Finding Faith was an amazing story. I just wanted to review to tell you how much I enjoyed it, and thank you for writing it.
Hope that you have a wonderful holiday break!
GingerRoseAuthor's Response: Thank you very much! I appreciate all the feedback, and I'm glad my story was able to make an impact. Yes, it was a very personal story to tell, but it was also liberating and overall, just a great experience. Thank you for reading and reviewing, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday as well!
-Laura Report Review
LOVED IT! I couldn't stop reading it.Author's Response: Thank you! :) Report Review
WOW!!! That is a really good beginning for what looks like a really good story! You set the scene so well and I love all the irony (is that the right word?) of their names. :DAuthor's Response: Thank you very much! And yes, irony would be the right word :) Report Review
For some unfathomable reason (i kid, it's because you're my most favourite author on this planet) I decided to start reading this again. And you know what, having already read the ending and the entire story and everything that Faith goes through, this just managed to bring tears to my eyes. It's like, an hour before my birthday ends and you're responsible for making me cry. I've just re-realised why this story is one of my favourite in my whole life- it strikes a chord with the first few lines. As my neighbour, who i'd practically pestered to death raving about your stories, said, "You truly are a remarkable person, Laura", and i'm glad I know Faith's story.
PS. Completely co-incidentally, i'm your 200th reviewer. Excellent birthday gift.Author's Response: You know, someone once told me that you never meet good, nice people on the internet and can't make friends that way. You, my dear, are proof that they are wrong. Akansha, you are seriously just so delightful. Everytime I see a review from you, I just smile. Thank you for this review and for every other one you've ever left me. You're the best.
P.S. I saw that. You're wonderful. And happy birthday (sorry for making you cry). Report Review
That entire story was amazing. It's a good thing I didn't have homework tonight because I never would have been able to stop to get it done. I don't think that I've ever cried so much in a fanfiction, but I was constantly happy and sad as you captured the emotions perfectly. I look forward to reading much more of your writing. Thank you for such a wonderful tale!Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing. I'm glad you enjoyed the story - even if it was an emotional rollercoaster for you! Thanks again! Report Review
You have no idea how much this chapter made me cry. I had to go get a new box of tissues and my mom was asking if I was okay. You're an amazing writer. I can really feel the emotions as I go through and I'm starting to understand her better now.Author's Response: Oh, dear. I hope you had plenty more tissues. Er, sorry about that? But thank you so much. Report Review
That funeral = tears streaming down my cheeks. Oh my gosh. I can't even imagine.Author's Response: Believe me, that was one of the hardest parts to write. But thank you for leaving a review. Report Review
Its - its over . Ended . She's happy . Finally happy . You
know Laura , yiu have the powerof mqking someone laugh
and making someone cry . I have NEVER met a better
author than you and truthfully I think you should win a
Dobby award coz, you are worth it . Infact I actually loved
the last part . I mean james finally has faith , and WHOOP
WHOOP faith finally has JOY . I love this story and you
know I actually coudn't rewiew for the other chapters
becausemy main aim was read more . I am sooo glad u
put a sequel to this story . THANKS!Author's Response: Thank you for reading! Your kind words really mean a lot to me. It's touching that you think I should get a Dobby - who knows, maybe there will be one next year! There are a lot of other wonderful, deserving stories though. Thank you for this review, and the others! Report Review
Actually i was sortta waiting for a steamy meeting *wink
wink* god im doing that a lot , anyways i loved it . I loved
it . I mean all that and then that and then that . I am so
excited ( sorry she gets a bit mad sometimes ) (no one
even asked you brain so shut up !) and i could just
SQUEAL with excitement right now ( told u so ) ( shut up
brain !)Author's Response: Haha, no steamy meetings here. Just angry Roxy. Thank you so much for the review - I'm glad you're enjoying the story :) Report Review
Sooo nice! I loved it! I loved it! I loves it!Author's Response: Thank you! So much! Report Review
WOW ! Need i say anything! NEED I ! Because i am totally
flabberstegated with * wink wink * joy and faithAuthor's Response: I think you've said it all :) Thank you! Report Review
OMG ! This is so awesome!
I had been introduced by one of my favourite authors (
dezire 427 ) but till i didnt see i was like yeah whateverand
now im like WOWAuthor's Response: Haha, thank you! And, oh, I love Dezire_427! Akansha is the best! I'll have to thank her :)
Thanks for reading! Report Review
you've made me cry so many times with this story and im trying not to right now coz im happy that it all worked out but im sad that its over. you are such an amazing writer and im so glad i read this amazing story. i look forward to reading more of your stories :) Author's Response: Thank you so much :) It was a very wonderful experience, writing this story, and I didn't want it to end either. Thank you for reading and reviewing! Report Review
I really enjoyed reading your story, in fact I've been ignoring my maths homework to finish reading it. I think the names' idea was genius. I also have two names (Luz Maria) and I feel like a complete different person when someone uses certain variation of my name.
I think this story was awesome, specially because of the growth Tina/Val/Faith goes through, an I think you managed to fully express the deepness of your character and her struggle in this novel.
BTW thanks for answering my reviews, I think the best thing of reading fanfics is that you can interact with the person who wrote the story : )Author's Response: Thank you so much! But uh oh! Homework must be done! I know this becuase I've been putting off some of my own... oops.
Thank you :) I wavered on the name thing a bit - I thought it might seem confusing to some people - but I went with it in the end. It felt right and it showed her growth as a character, I think. I'm glad you can relate!
It's no problem answering the reviews! I figure, you took the time to write the reviews, the least I can do is respond to them! And I like being able to get to know some of my readers a bit better this way. It's wonderful.
Thanks again for reading my story!
-Laura Report Review
I loved this chapter, it's relieving to see that Val is finally getting better and that she's going to be happy. But I don't want it to be over! : (Author's Response: I know what you mean! This was such a lovely chapter to write - and a long time coming - but it was terrible at the same time. I didn't want it to end. Thanks for the review! Report Review
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