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Review #1, by hiral05 How to Save a Life

18th June 2012:
I thought this was very good, and fit with the lyrics brilliantly...also i love that song, so that might have helped too!

Author's Response: Ah! Yay! Thank you, I'm glad it fit in, since I love the song so much, it's awesome right?

Thank you so much for your review! :)xx
-izzy xx

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Review #2, by TeamPotter How to Save a Life

17th June 2012:
Ahaha, I sort of stalked your profile after the plan, and I came across this! It was really well written, and very haunting! Great job!:)

Author's Response: Aw! Thank you! Haha, I'm honoured that you were interested enough to stalk my authors page!

ah, thank you! That means so much, i'm quite proud of this actually :)

Again, thank you for your lovely reviews! They make me squee! ♥

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Review #3, by Glen Coco (its me, glen coco, or glen coco, which ever one y How to Save a Life

9th June 2012:
MY BFF, YOU ARE AMAZING AT WRITING FANFICS (you know who i am ecause we speak on fb and my name is so totally GLEN COCO)
I actually cried. For shizzlesticks! xox
-Glen Coco


You are such a babe, and I am sending you so many hearts and foshizzles and what nots because you are fifty billion shades of awesome.

I'm sending you 5 virtual cookies. 5 FOR YOU GLEN COCO, YOU GO GLEN COCO!

Omg, but thank you (nearlysaidyournamethereawkward) because you are a fantastic author yourself, and LOVE YA!

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Review #4, by losers_lurgy How to Save a Life

11th May 2012:
Hey Izzy! So life finally calmed down and I decided to check out your one-shot.


I love the whole concept. So many people compared Lucy to Lily that she started comparing herself. I think we all get feelings of "not being good enough" and not being pretty enough as our friends our other people we know. I think Lucy is very human in that sense and you can't help but pity and relate to her (which goes to show how fabby your skills are).

I did love Lucy's characterisation- the way she paced the room and pondered about death. I think the slight change where she was grinning manically and suddenly began sobbing was rather quick. But then again Lucy is meant to be emotionally unstable and her emotions are flighty and unbalanced which was shown very well.

I loved the part when you talked about Lily drowning all those years ago but Lucy drowning in her own guilt. THAT WAS LIKE SO KEWL BECAUSE THERE WERE ALL THESE CONNECTIONS. like wow.

I really loved the last sentence and the whole "magic can't save a life" feel. That was touching and deep.

just like you :')

overall, brillymondo for a first ever one-shot! Keep up the fabbarooney work!

(yes i do enjoy making up words ;)

Author's Response: HEY ZAINAB! Haha, thank you for taking the time to read!

Yeah, I think that I found it quite easy to write down Lucy's feelings at Lily, because like you said,we all feel like that sometimes.:) Hehe, thank youu!

Ah, I think when I come back to this again, I will definitely try to tweak a few things, but tank you vair much for your super duper review!

Hehe, you're awesome at making up words!

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Review #5, by liltinglight How to Save a Life

29th April 2012:
Hey! :)

Again, I loved this story! Like I said, I don't really read stories of this genre, but I genuinely enjoyed this.

I think you did a superb job of characterizing Lily. I had a vivid picture of her by the end despite the story only being 1500 words. :)

I couldn't imagine Lucy quite as well as Lily, but I sympathized with her all the same.

I really liked this and will try to check out some of your other stories! :)


Author's Response: Hello! :)

Ah, thank you, that means alot since I love your new story:)

I'm glad you liked mu characterization of her, and it seems like I need to build Lucy up as a character, which I willl definitely do!

Thank you again for taking the time to read and review! It means alot! :)

-Izzy xx

(Ahh, ten out of ten? you're waay to nice :)xxx)

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Review #6, by justonemorefic How to Save a Life

27th April 2012:
I think you did a really fine job with your first third person! :) It flows nicely from one scene to the next, and I got a good sense of the set-up as it went along. Such as when you transitioned into Lucy telling the story, and you have a snippet of her dialogue there addressing Mrs. Nelson - and I like that you chose her to frame the story with, by the way!

There are some words that appear a few too many times in quick succession, like 'quite', and it's a little distracting. Those things totally slip by me all the time, hehe, I know how it is. I use 'quite' and 'really' all the time in conversation so I have to make sure it doesn't get into my writing (I'm not talking about the intentional repetitions though; those fit! I like how you used stuff like it was ironic, terribly, terribly ironic because I think it fit Lucy's voice well).

It did feel a bit as though Lucy was just telling me things. I like how things turned out ironically and Lucy's wry view of that, like how Lily's death turned her into a saint. That was a strong part, I think. But Lucy herself feels a little flat. She goes from maniacal to sobbing, and I get that's she's unstable but some more description might help transition that. She seem a bits murderous-loony, but at the end she is very fragile, and I didn't get that transition too well. But I do like the idea and the very end, how it all ended with Rebecca reflecting.

Again, good job! :D It's tough to tackle the unfamiliar sometimes, but I think you've got a good idea and a good style here, and I hope you keep writing more in third person!

Author's Response: Hello! I'm sorry i didn't reply earlier on! But thank you! I was nervous, but I'm glad i got that right, haha.

I've always had a problem using those words, I always overuse quite, which is somthing I'm definitely going to change, and thank you! This is really helpful!

I will definitely try and fix those few things, but thank you so much for your reviews and pointers, they're so helpful, and I'll definitely go back and try to improve!

Thank you! This review really made my day, and helped alot! Thank you for taking the time to read and review!

-Izzy xx

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Review #7, by MagicalInk How to Save a Life

23rd April 2012:
:) really enjoyer it.
It is amazing how, being as short a is, you get to know about Lucy's destroying inside.
I really liked it, and don't know what else to say except I love your inspiration song and the toughness of the plot.
Maybe, just maybe, you could develop slightly more, deeper I mean, to make it heartbreaking. Because it was, believe me, tragic, but maybe some more description here and there about her state (physically and mentally) and how she sees her surroundings would add the needed for it to make your throat close, if you know what I mean.
Anyways, good job!

Author's Response: Hello! Thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoy it! It's giving me all kind of happy feels!

Thank you, I love that song, and i thought fit the story great, and it's lovely that you like it too!

Ah, I totally get what you mean, and I will definitely work on it! Thank you :D

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, and the great advice! They made my day :D

Thank you again for taking the time to read and review!
-izzy xx

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