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Review #1, by JLHufflepuff 

12th June 2009:
This is an interesting take on it - purebloods uniting for a utopia... I like the concept. I also like the way you conceived of Blaise's relationship with his mother.

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Review #2, by RonsGirlFriday 

10th June 2009:
This is a really unique approach to the theme!

Even while I don't sympathize with the pureblood cause, in this story I could at least see the roots of Blaise's hostility and prejudices. These lines were especially poignant:

"He had been living among Muggles for years and not once they had given him a good reason to like them. Not once had they given him a reason to trust them."

I felt for him when you described his living conditions, and the death of his mother. While I may believe that his cause is a twisted, misguided, or insidious one, you wrote this in a way that allowed me to see why the cause is important to him.

Great job!

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Review #3, by Violet Gryfindor 

7th June 2009:
It's exciting to see such a creative way of interpreting the prompt. You've made Blaise a sympathetic character even though he hasn't let go of those old prejudices - if anything, they're stronger for him now because of all the things he and his mother suffered. I like how you characterised Mrs. Zambini as loving her son, giving Blaise a reason to continue to fight for her even after her death.

Telling the story from "the other" perspective makes it stand out from the other stories in this collection (at least the ones I've so far read). Even the purebloods have something to fight for, and in the series, that is always made to look like a horrible thing. With this story, you've shown that that isn't the case, which is very important. Well done! :D

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Review #4, by Celtic_Dreamer7 

7th June 2009:
Wow. Very cool. I like the idea behind it. Very intriguing idea. Well done.


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