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Review #1, by Father New Years Eleven isn't just any age

31st December 2013:
Hello there! Secret Santa here, coming in with a big bag of gifts!

Gift the first, for the new year, have a new review!

What a lovely little story! I really like the MacDougal family as you portrayed them here. You really touched the raw motivation of the parents and the children that made them take the action they took.

I can't even imagine the difficulty of Jenny and Dornius' position: on one hand, the children who (with very well worded and reasonable arguments) are pushing to go out in the world, as children do, and on the other the very real and terrifying danger of war. The sombre note you added, of the parents being a target because of their position, was a very good counterpoint to the childishness of the narrative, and you did that really well.

I love your writing here in how you portray Wulfric - he really embodies the single-mindedness of children, which is really great.

I think my favourite out of the lines that popped out at me (and there were many :) is this one: "At Hogwarts, Morag said, everything becomes an adventure."

I just LOVE that line so much because it pretty much drives home the message of the first couple of books in the original series: everything is an adventure. Everything can be wonderful and grand if you make it so :)

There's a Holiday message if I ever heard one :D


With admiration,
Your Secret Santa

Author's Response: Thank you Santa !

I wrote that years ago and haven't looked at it since except that everytime I look at my page, I wonder if I should delete it but you just convinced me to keep it up with those nice words!

You know, your favorite line is pretty much the only line I remember writting because it is the sentence that poped up first when writting this story! It's very cool to see that it popped out at you as well!

Thanks again for this nice gift; you gave me the idea to re-look at that story and improve it (I have gotten better at writting in English since then!!)

Hoping you had good hollidays as well!

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Review #2, by dirtydeedsdonedirtcheap Eleven isn't just any age

3rd May 2012:
Aw. I thought this was really cute. I liked your OC, you really were able to get into the mind of an 11 year old and his need/desires to go to Hogwarts and not really understanding why he can't go but wanting to anyway.

I know this is kind of an older work of yours but there were mistakes here and there throughout the piece, I think editing it would be great because it's really not something that people write about, they normally write about the kids that are already in Hogwarts during the war and not the ones that are going to go to Hogwarts for the first time as the war is taking place.

Author's Response: Well, it really is an older piece and I honestly never really looked back on it after writting it so I can imagine there must be quite a few errors here and there (I'm very talented at doing that!).
It was a strange thing to write about, wasn't it? and that is what really appealed to me; I like writing about those things people don't even think about a lot more than the classic novel type stories (which I also like, by the way).
I'm glad you liked my OC, he was fun to create and I will look at those errors; thanks for reviewing (it's been months since anyone even looked at this piece!)

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Review #3, by LilyFire Eleven isn't just any age

26th September 2011:'s the first out out of the reviews I owe you. I am so sorry it's taken so long...but on with the review.

I thought it was a great story. He was so excited, staying up all night, and I thought it was brilliant, definatly something I'm sure many children expecting letters did. I loved the nickname too :D I think you did great with what the challenge set forth-I hope you won/win :) It's a great story. I'm guessing this is Harry's sixth year? So he won't get to go back for his second year the next, which is sorta sad :( Anyway, it's a really good story.

Author's Response: Hi!
Yes, you are right, it is set during Harry's sixth year and no, he probably won't be going for his second year, considering his parents' views and fears.
I'm glad you liked it; it's not my favorite story. I wrote it really fast and just sent it in for the challenge. It could have been a lot better but I like the idea; I will probably go back on it at some point and make it longer.
Thanks for such a nice review, I really appreciate it!

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Review #4, by _Leo_ Eleven isn't just any age

2nd February 2011:
Hey there!

First off, this was really insightful, what must have gone on in a wizarding family, and how they handled the news of You-Know-Who's return when the Ministry finally acknowledged his return.

You described Wulfric's feelings really well, how he wished for something so much and had waited for his acceptance letter so long, only to have it (almost) taken away. I liked that he got to go in the end, although it might only be until Dumbledore's death.

Grammar and spelling are good, nothing really stood out, making it easy to follow the plot.

Great story! Really liked it :D

xxx Leo

Author's Response: Thank you very much for such a kind review!

It's a period of time that isn't really explored by a lot of writters so I thought I would give it a shot. My challenge was to write a story about a kid turning eleven and his parents don't really want him to go to Hogwarts. It would have been much easier to go with the muggle-born point of view but I wanted to do things differently.
And yeah, Wulfric will probably only go until the end of the year but at least he went!

Thanks again for this, I really appreciate it!!

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Review #5, by iamlilypotter Eleven isn't just any age

24th November 2010:
First off, thank you so much for enterin my challenge!
I really liked the way you did the parents worry, and with Voldemort coming back, this would be Harry's first year and Wulfric's first? I think its really nice the way you did the importance of the eleventh birthday too(: Nice job!


Author's Response: Thanks for creating the challenge my dear!

Just a correction though, it is meant to be Harry's sixth year (considering the ministry acknowledge Voldemort's return only at the end of his fifth).

I'm glad you apreciated my view of the boy's eleventh birthday and how it has its own importance for wizard!!

Thanks again, Akussa

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