I'm crying. This was incredible, thank you for writing it.Author's Response: I'm so very very glad that you enjoyed it and thank you for reading :) Report Review
You're brilliant! Some of those insults that Sirius and Mary were throwing back and forth at each other were great!Author's Response: N'awhh, glad you liked them Moony_Lily! :) Report Review
gawd! i don't think i have ever cried so much in any story or novel i have read!! even if i did want, i couldn't help but let a few tears escape! the was so overwhelming and sad bt still, worth it! but i have to say, one amazing writer you are, making readers feel so much just through words...i might have read this story afetr a very long time of you writing it, but still wanted to leave a review, just so that you know...Author's Response: Hey there FroeverCharmed! It doesn't matter how long ago it was that I wrote this, I'm still thrilled every time someones says this story moved them. Thank you for this lovely review! :) Report Review
I cried so hard, this is so sad.Author's Response: I'm glad that it effected you :) Report Review
So, though I've read this story before, the only thing that I really remember about it is that I loved it and that it made me cry. So I've decided to read it again, and this time to review every chapter, since I only did that to a couple of them before. Sometimes I might not have a lot to say, but I figured anything was better than nothing, and it only takes a few minutes. So, chapter one: it's a good introduction. It sets the tone for the story and introduces the characters without saying "Hi, my name's Sally, I'm sixteen years old, I have blonde hair, and I'm going to give you a basic overview of my life, looks, and personality." It's much more interesting your way.Author's Response: Hello there AriPotter! I hope you enjoy rereading and I can't wait to see what you think! Thanks for coming back to reread :) Report Review
I specially logged in to review this chapter so feel loved ;)
I just finished this novel yesterday night at about one and let me tell - the last two chapters made sob (italicized). I cried my eyes out. I just wanted to say that this is so beautifully written. It's a perfect ending. Well, you know. When you're dead.
Your story is the first angst story i've read and after this i've decided to never read angst ever again. Yep. You're that good an author that your story got me reading angst and stopped me reading angst!
The point of this review is to say - you're amazing! :D Keep writing wonderful angst which i will probably never read because i'm just too emotional!Author's Response: I do indeed feel very loved! Thank you very much, Holly Mist :)
I'm not sure whether I should be pleased or ashamed that I've ruined angst for you forever. I assure you there's some great ones (and ones that have happier endings) but, wow, I'm so glad you liked it.
Thank you very much! :)
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first, I would like to sarcastically thank you.
Thank you for taking up 4 days of my life.
Thank you for making me stay up till 3am reading your story, then getting 4 hours sleep.
Thank you for making me hate my bed because I have sat in it so long reading this story.
I would also like to thank you. Really thank you.
Thank you for telling me about death. Thank you for showing me even the most heartless of people are able to love. Thank you for showing me about sex, alcohol and being a teenager. Thank you for providing me with such an amazing story.
It is such an amazing story.
And you are such an amazing writer.
It doesn't even feel weird writing this because I know you know what I mean. This story has opened my eyes.
Just Thank you.Author's Response: First of all, I would just like to say a big capital letter THANK YOU.
I'd hate for anyone to think I take any single review for granted, because honestly this makes my day that my humble little words could make a difference to anyone. Honestly, thank you for telling me how this made you feel thank you thank you THANK YOU.
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You know what this chapter made me do? Cry.Author's Response: I'm sorry m'dear! :( Report Review
Ouch, That must've hurt.Author's Response: Yep, I bet it did Report Review
I love love stories..Author's Response: Thanks! :D Report Review
I just completd readin this awesome story. u've gt me in tears!! I'm so deeply touched by d raw emotion of the last chapter. I've journeyd wid Mary all along.frm her bright vivid nature to her last breath. the emotions tht i felt through d story hav awakened sumthng in me. i think it is safe to say dat u hav d full potential 2 b d nxt J.K.RAuthor's Response: Thank you for this lovely review medha! I'm honoured that you enjoyed my story and that it touched you. Thank you.
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Ok hi! I normally don't review because I have nothing to say, but I just want you to know I cried. I didn't cry with Dobby, Dumbledore, Sirius, or even Fred, but you made me cry. you are a great author and I hope I can even be a smidgen as wonderful and successful as you are.Author's Response: Oh wow, MagicQuill, that is such a huge honour thank you so much you are lovely lovely lovely! Thank you. Honestly :D Report Review
THAT WAS beautiful. Thank you.Author's Response: Thank you! :) Report Review
I love Mary and Sirius both. I love how you have shown how Mary has grown and show that Sirius has, a well, serious, emotional isde to him. It is so amazing that, like any good (no amazing) book, I feel connected to the characters. I just read your A/N about writing a sequel about Lily because I'm so glad you did. The reason I read your book--yes I am considering it a published, outstanding book-- is because I was looking for the fan fiction Aimee Carter wrote about harry potter and I read the art of surviving first because I saw that it was nominated for a Dobby and then this one after. I know I'm rambling and you probably don't want to hear a random person keep rambling on and on, but I just wanted to say that I LOVE your stories as much as Sirius loves Mary, Mary loves Sirius, James loves Lily, and (in the art of surviving) Lily loves James. You are an awesome writer and you should keep writing more books. --your fan since about a week ago who practically never read fan-fiction before and think you are amazing (I know it sounds like I'm lesbian, but I promise I'm not) :) Report Review
I am honestly so without words right now I don't know what to do with myself. I have never ever in my life cried as hard while reading as I did with this. And that's coming from someone who loves The Book Thief, The Fault In Our Stars, and Deathly Hallows. Sirius Black is my favourite character of all time, and this couldn't have been more heartbreaking and amazing than it was. And just, your way with words is so freaking amazing, and I can truly say that during the two days it took me to read this, Mary McDonald have changed my view on things. You are fantastic, and thank you for breaking my heart.Author's Response: Oh wow, thank you for such a truly lovely compliment! Those are some amazing books and i probably won't ever get that comparison. You're great!
Thank you for letting me break your heart :)
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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 :)
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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 :)
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