3 Reviews Found

Review #1, by RonsGirlFriday 

11th June 2009:
This is a fantastic, well-rounded one-shot. Alexander is a wonderful protagonist. I like how many things you wove into this, particularly the flashbacks about Cedric and how Hufflepuff seemed to do everything in honor of Cedric's memory. The ban on Quidditch was the main problem they were seeking to remedy here, but the underlying sadness and depression stemmed from Cedric's tragedy, and I really like how you wove those two things together, so that reforming the Quidditch team was a triumph in its own right, but also a triumph because it was like carrying on Cedric's legacy.

I also love how you portrayed Cedric here. He was everything I always expected him to be. Alexander looked up to him, but at the same time we got to see how Cedric was just as unsure of himself as Alexander is about himself. Alexander was fighting a battle for himself, for his House, and for Cedric all at once. The overall effect was touching, inspiring, and uplifting.

There's also some really nice imagery here, and I think you have excellent word choice. There were a lot of great lines, but one that really stuck out for me was when Alexander said to Cedric, "You're Hufflepuff, and you can be no more and no less." It's a good message - you don't have to be anything more than yourself, and you shouldn't be anything less than yourself.

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Review #2, by Celtic_Dreamer7 

7th June 2009:
Wow. Spellbound and brilliant. I loved it. A great insight to the Hufflepuff house. Very well written and moving. I especially liked the part with Dumbledore and Sprout!

Great read! Awesome story. Very well done. You should be proud! 10/10


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Review #3, by Violet Gryfindor 

6th June 2009:
This was a great story, very inspiring and moving. Alexander is an excellently-constructed character, and it wasn't hard to feel empathy for him. He's a true Hufflepuff. :D I liked the connections you made to various different narratives, including the educational decrees from OotP, the aftermath of Cedric's death, and your own story of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team. You gave life to Hufflepuff house, which is wonderful to see. ^_^

There were a few typos, but only around the point when Dumbledore interrupted the meeting with Umbridge. Other than that, this was very well-written and I enjoyed reading it. :)

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