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Review #1, by oliverwoodssecretlover Today was Not a Good Day

26th August 2011:
Oh my goodness, I absolutely loved this story!!! It was so adorable & insightful!! The ending couple of sentences were very nice, as well. (:

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Review #2, by Canadian_Hogwarts Today was Not a Good Day

5th February 2011:
Such a sweet story. Poor Hermione! I'd love to tell her that her life's about to get better (minus the war stuff) and that she's going to see red hair in a whole new light in a few years! You can beat those bullies Hermione! Great writing, I really enjoyed it!

Author's Response: Thanks! Really appreciate it.

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Review #3, by hbee Today was Not a Good Day

2nd October 2010:
I had a teddy bear named Theodore- not Roosevelt, just Theodore- and for short I called him Teddy. :)

Awesomely written. I know so cause I can sympathize. Nothing as bad as gum in hair or the drink thing, but last yr a kid threw an apple at me at lunch as a joke (and missed)... He shoulda known I played softball. :D

Rambling a bit, but awesome story! *claps*

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Review #4, by harrylilyjames Today was Not a Good Day

4th May 2010:
Hey! Here with the review you requested!!

I think spelling bees are just an American thing and they don't have them in England.

Awe, I it was a really sweet story. I thought you did a lovely job with it.

But some of your facts are wrong, Hermione is older than Ron and Harry and that she was actually going 12 when she started Hogwarts because the date her birthday fell on.

I also don't think that Albus would come to her house, there are loads of new students and Muggleborns at Hogwarts, and I doubt he would go to every single one of them. You could just have her get a letter through the letter box and instead of shouting up about Dumbledore, get her mum to shout about a “Hogwarts” and let Hermione question the name of the new school.

I know it's in the thoughts of the kid, but the adults seem a bit wrongly written, like a headmaster wouldn't keep putting a child down about losing out, they give them a bit of encouragement and that there is always next year to try again, and they wouldn't put into detention because she doesn't eat gum. Instead of that, have her back-talk the teacher and the teacher give out to her and Hermione answer her a second time, and then land herself into detention. It just seems more real.

Other than that I really liked it, it was cute and there isn't enough stories about Hermione's childhood on hpff.

Good Job.

Author's Response: Hey! Thanks so much for your review, and sorry it has taken me a bit of time to respond.

I looked it up, and though spelling bees started in the U.S., they do take place all over the world now. :)

I'll have to go back and change her age. Thanks for catching that!

I beg to differ on the point about Dumbledore's visit. It's a big deal for a muggle family to find out they have a witch, and muggleborns are not all that common, so there wouldn't be more than a few each year. (Hermione got picked on a lot for being muggleborn, which shows that it was fairly unique.) A muggle family would not believe a letter telling them their child has magical powers, so I really do think the headmaster would have visited the family to explain things. He is, after all, a very nice man, and it seems within his character to me.

I don't think the headmaster of her school is necessarily being mean to her, just playfully teasing in a way that she overreacts to. The story is in first person which creates a bias--the reader only sees things through young Hermione's eyes, and her perception of things is skewed. She was sensitive at the time. I can say that at a school like mine, there have been many instances in which the headmaster/teachers/students act in such a way.

She gets a detention because the teacher thinks she is chewing gum. The teacher doesn't believe her. After all, she does have gum in her hair. It makes sense: the rule is no chewing gum in class, and you get a detention for breaking the rules. I don't think young Hermione would back-talk a teacher.

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I figured it might be a slightly different take on a topic that isn't explored too deeply. :) Thanks again for your review and your constructive criticism.

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Review #5, by crestwood Today was Not a Good Day

26th April 2010:
I love this story. I can picture Hermione getting made fun of in Muggle school. You went into such detail. You inserted the quote perfectly! I'm glad you decided to make this child friendly. It really adds to the story. This is really good! Look out for the results.

Author's Response: Thanks so much! Usually I shy away from quote challenges because they can be awkward. (But then again, that's the point of a challenge, right?) But RD is one of my heroes, so that was an automatic yes.

I'm actually surprised with how quickly the plot bunny came to me. Literally, while reading the quote you gave me I came up with the general idea. It was originally going to be focused around her parents, but as I was brainstorming, I just couldn't help but think of Hermione having a (humorously) horrible day at school. I sort of drew on my recent college acceptance--it came on what I had believed was one of the worst days ever, so it was that much more emotional and fantastic! I figure Hermione must have also had one of those "At last! Something to smile about!" moments, too.

I know a lot of readers shy away from or refuse to read 12+ (though I must say, I've read a fair share of very decent ones), so I was a bit hesitant at first. But I was so drawn to the plot and the concept of doing this story in honor of RD that I went with it. I'm happy you enjoyed that side of it.

I really appreciate the review, and thanks for the challenge! It was super fun to write and totally out of my realm. (And it gave me an excuse to request this UFG banner I've been coveting!)



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Review #6, by amy Today was Not a Good Day

14th April 2010:
i found this a lovely story to read

Author's Response: Thank you! I love to hear things like that. :)


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