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Review #1, by Love A Simple Smile

9th January 2014:
WOW, English isn't your first language, yet you wrote this lovely thing? It was adorable to read! Keep writing!

Author's Response: English has grown to become the language I love the most. It's my third language but one I work on the most. It's such a fun language to write in. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this. :) It helps tremendously to know that ^_^ Thank you!

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Review #2, by Drecklin A Simple Smile

14th August 2011:
I would never, honestly, never have assumed that English wasn't your first language. The language and fluidity of your writing is just fantastic and engaging all at the same time. I felt myself feel sad when Stella did, feel embarrassed when she did, everything. You made her a real, believable OC with real insecurities and worries. It all made this such a fantastic one-shot to read. I wish we could know what happens with Stella and Charlie, but I guess not :P I really loved this, as I love all things Charlie, and I specifically liked your Charlie :D He seemed so charismatic and lovely -swoons- Brilliantly done!


Author's Response: Thank you so much! I honestly can't put to words how I happy I was to log in after two years and read two new comments, both of which are so amazingly encouraging that I almost let out a squeal. I'm so sorry for the late reply and am glad you liked the story! :)

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Review #3, by xtinjsc A Simple Smile

5th August 2011:
Can I just say that your summary absolutely drew me in?

I adore bookshop stories and I adore Charlie Weasley and when I read your summary, it really caught my interest. And I enjoyed this story very much. I liked the tension that you set up in here, it's very palpable. And your OC was very quirky and unsure and shy - I liked her. I think you've written her personal conflict really well, and I felt for her. I think the ending was very hopeful as well. It was only then that we saw her open up and I would've loved to see how she'd blossom into a stronger woman. Overall, I think the story was great. I adored your Charlie. Good job!

xtinjsc (Hufflepuff)

Author's Response: Thank you so much. I realize this reply is two years late in coming (I can only apologize) but I am really, really happy to see that you enjoyed the story. And so glad you liked the ending! Very sorry for probably setting the record for late replies.

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Review #4, by Thegirlinthegreenjumper A Simple Smile

18th June 2011:
This was beautiful, it surprised me that English is not your first language because it's mine and i'm not even half as good as you when it comes to writing. :) That was lovely, well done.

Author's Response: Thank you! English is a language I struggle with, primarily because its alien in a complete sense of the term. My first language has a completely different script and parent language so grammar constructs, even things like commas confuse me. It is very encouraging to have reviews like this :) Thank you!

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Review #5, by Amelia_lee A Simple Smile

2nd June 2011:
I think you did a fabulous job. it's very...esoteric? I don't think that's the word, but your story is very artful.

Author's Response: Thank you. Artful and esoteric are both words with such value that I feel intensely happy to have them in a review, irrespective of their (lack of) applicability to my work. Thank you so much for such encouraging words :)

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Review #6, by SiriuslyCrack A Simple Smile

4th April 2011:
FIRST reviewer!! *dances*

Arush, you are amazing! That is, like, the most unique first chapter I've ever read. And I can't even tell from your vague summary what's going to happen next. You have thought up such an entrancing beginning to your story that even though I just read this chapter yesterday, I couldn't help but read it again, just for the sake of reveling in that feeling of warmth, which strangely envelops me whenever I read an extremely good piece of work. And the bonus is that this story is about Charlie Weasley, a character who is rarely portrayed in such a light by fanfiction authors.

Although I cannot really put a face to your female OC, I love your description of Charlie. He is made out to be simple, yet impressive in his ways. So much so that he manages to be on Stella's mind for more than half a year, which is amazing! The thing I don't understand though is why would you go out of your way to remind your readers that Charlie is simple man with a simple smile by repeating it quite a few times in the chapter. Now, I don't really think that is needed, but if you have your reasons, that's another story. Not that it bothers me, it's just unsettling to read about a "simple, simple person." :P

Alright, jokes apart, I think you've a great thing going on here. And don't worry about your English, it's fine. Nobody's perfect and as you keep writing, your language skills will improve. Not that I can find a lot of faults in this chapter. Your sentence structure is beautiful and the flow is perfect. The flow of the story is always very important as it provides harmony to it. And your characters are lovely. Somehow, I can't help but relate to a certain Stella Maria, although our lives are very different. I can understand her loneliness and melancholy. It could either be because of my supernatural skill of understanding and empathising with human emotions of people who are different than me in so many ways (I can't really judge Stella yet because I know little of her, but you get my point, don't you?) or it's because you write so wonderfully. It's probably the latter, but I hope it's the former, just for the sake of my ego :P

Ok, enough rambling. I love you, Arush. Please update soon. I don't want to wait any longer to read the next chapter.

Author's Response: Tahi! Thank you so much. Thanks for reading it despite me being such a pestering little goose and giving me the encouragement to post it. And thank you again for these kind words and the wonderful support I know I will always get from you. I'm so grateful, I don't think it can be expressed in words. Thank you, still.

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