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Review #1, by HarryPotterGeek Only Chapter

28th March 2012:
That was intresting! I never thought of Harry thinking that way!

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! I'm glad that you thought it was interesting!

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Review #2, by Lizzfizz Only Chapter

8th October 2011:
Really interesting take on Harry's world. It's really unique and intriguing. Also an interesting ending, nice little one-shot.
Like the conflicting ideas of normal and how confused Harry gets as he's had his mind set on being normal since he grew up with the Dursleys.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review! I'm so glad that you found it interesting to read- I found it interesting to write. Ideas of what is normal differ between people and I played on that.

I'm glad you liked it.

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Review #3, by leannemariesnape Only Chapter

17th June 2011:
Here to review as requested in the Hufflepuff CR!

This was a very interesting story. I had always wondered how Harry had any kind of personality, when he was subjected to near neglect at the hands of his Aunt and Uncle. I think that it was a very good idea to have Harry attempt to copy Dudley and Piers. That, I think would be a very natural thing for Harry to try to do. I think there were a few typo's in there, however, they didnt take away from the story, and could be fixed by a quick edit.

Overall, an interesting story which has made me think deeper about Harry's upbringing and the effect it had on him :)


Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'll go and reread the story to fix any typos (whoops!)
I'm so happy that you found the story interesting and I'm glad that you liked the limited personality Harry had- I got the idea for this fic the same way: by wondering how much Harry's childhood affected him.

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Review #4, by TheGoldenKneazle Only Chapter

23rd May 2011:
Hey there! You requested a review off the forums :)

When I first started this, I didn't really know what to expect. When you first read, it sounds like another Petunia/Lily opposition monologue, but as you read on, the fast-progressing storyline draws the reader in. The theme of normal all the way through was very cleverly used, and I liked the way it was all built around that in a 'missing moments' kind of way, because the Harry parts were a whirlwind tour of his time at Hogwarts and showing what it was like for him there.

Petunia's character was very IC, and I liked that; it showed exactly what her standards were, and then how Harry strove to achieve them. It also implies why he wants to follow Petunia's standards, but doesn't outrightly say it, which worked well, because it probably wasn't obvious to him either.

I liked the 'snapping' moment, and the parts pre-Hogwarts, because Harry's two sides were warring, and we could empathise with that. However, the AU ending did seem a little rushed and could do with more detail about Harry's life. I know that you're being deliberately vague for it, but even just the lead-up would be good :)

Grammar; not much wrong really! Just in the first paragraph, there's a lot of 'she's, so it is a little confusing, and in the very last para, it should be "Harry had found his normal, and he [had] found it just fine."

Overall, great job!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
I wanted to start off with Petunia to show where the obsession with "normalness" first started. I'm glad that you found the theme of "normalness" well used. I was trying to show a different aspect of Harry's school years and how he might have viewed certain events if he was of a slightly different disposition. Everyone already knows about Harry's years in Hogwarts, so I didn't want to go into too much detail there, because it would be boring and repetitive (as well as an extremely long one-shot).
I wasn't too sure about how to end the story, about what would be an appropriate ending. I'll go back and look it over, try to flesh it out a little bit more.
As for the first paragraph- yeah, that can be confusing. I'll fix it, it's just that I was trying to avoid the use of too many names. It's just unfortunate that they're both female. :).
Thanks again for the constructive criticism!

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Review #5, by marissa lily potter Only Chapter

19th May 2011:
This isn't a story that you see every day and I'm glad I came upon it. You're a talented writer. You have the skill to convey so much talent into your writing. You integrate your own ideas along with those that were already made up by J.K. Rowling, yet make it work so well. It's unbelievable how much I want to believe that your story is true. You're incredibly amazing at making others believe that your story is actually true and is part of the real world of Harry Potter. That is a difficult trait to come across in fanfiction stories but you, oh I don't even know how much more I can praise you. I love all of your work. Every single story that you have written just makes me love your work more and more. I never get tired of reading your stories. I could read them over and over again and feel like I'm reading it for the first time every time I do that.

I am so proud and jealous at the same time of the amazing fanfiction writing skills you posess. You're doing the world of fanfiction a great favour. I am so happy that you decided to write fanfiction because having a writer like you has made this world even more wonderful. The details you put into your stories are always the perfect amount. You don't bore the readers with details and details, yet you don't leave them hanging with none either. The way you write is unique, yet one of the best I have ever seen. You've got amazing talent and so much potential. Keep up the amazing work! :)

Author's Response: Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! A warm feeling is spreading through me right now after reading that review! I'll definitely keep on writing!

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