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Title: Chapter 12 A glimpse of truth 23 Aug 2021 6:25 pm
Reviewer: LtsHrIt4ThBoys (Signed) [Report This]
    Oh, good: I don't feel nearly so strange leaving a comment/review on a story that's 6 years old! 😋 Not, that that would stop *me*😁; I've left comments on stories from 2005 or older! It's the quality of the story and the writing that compels me to reach out to the one who put in the time, effort, and resolve to send one of their creations out into the world; it's the least I can do to show my heartfelt appreciation for that effort!

    I found this story to be amazing...and *surprising*: You caught me off-guard not only with *where* it went but also with the depths you --and your characters-- were willing to explore!

    I was fully expecting, as this *was* a "challenge" piece, a somewhat "light" story about Severus aiding Harry during a surgical hospital stay while uncovering some truths about Harry's home life, and with these revelations, becoming a mentor towards Harry and a monitor to prevent excesses by the Dursleys...

    I do like those stories --anything that shows that at least *ONE* adult gives a crap about *Harry*!-- because I despise canon and the series with a loathing that exceeds my dislike for any book or story that I've ever read in all of my 55 years of being a voracious Fantasy & Science Fiction reader and Children's Literature reviewer.

    So, please understand just how much HPff means to me: It means that *I'm* not *alone* in my disgust at the hell that "Rowling" put Harry and her other characters through and my abhorrence at her *light-hearted* cavalier attitude towards unmitigated, unremedied, and ignored and/or dismissed *child abuse* and bullying of multiple CHILD characters! I fully understood and agreed with why *all* of the *reputable* publishing houses turned her down!

    But I digress; I believe that I'm most impressed with the amount of thought you put into each of the main character's motivations and backstory and made them "real" people and not the 2-dimensional caricatures of canon; *these* people could easily be your neighbors!

    But if the Dursleys lived on my street they'd have been thoroughly investigated, probably imprisoned, and Harry in a new living situation before his 1st year was out! And if I'd moved into the neighborhood anytime after that 1st year and even suspected anything untoward going on, the *neighbors* would have been up on charges along with the Dursleys as "co-conspirators" and/or "aiding & abetting"!

    Rowling's BS turned the entire neighborhood and Harry's school admin into accomplices!

    I don't care how much "clout" or money or "standing" a couple has: If two children from the same family come to school and one is well and appropriately dressed and the other in rags; one apparently over-fed and the other skinny as a rail along with the other tell-tale signs of gross disparity, I'm calling the cops!!

    Anyhoo, I'm glad I found this story! It's truly memorable and I can only hope that you've cross-posted on other ff platforms; it definitely deserves a wider audience!

    Well, I'm off (as you've undoubtedly noticed😁) to check out your other stories and see if you ever posted the "sequel" you hinted at writing!

    Dear Henna, I hope you're well and having the greatest success at whatever you're doing! You have a real talent and I'd hate to think of it languishing.

    I've seen too many amazing writers in the years I've been reading ff, fail to fulfill the promise shown in their works; mainly because they compare themselves to the success of "Rowling"!

    DON'T! The woman is a Charleton; her writing is 3rd-rate at best and mainly due to TWO factors: One, she *stole* from the *best*. Much of "her" characters, scenes, and plots were plagiarized from many sources: Greek and Roman mythology and multiple *classics* from Fantasy and other Children's fiction! And the second: An excellent PR firm employed by Bloomsbury to *push* the books and BUY good reviews!

    That's it! They pushed it onto a *non-reading* public by "hook and by crook"!

    So, *don't* compare *your real* talent to that hack! There's a huge difference between a real gem and faux "paste and glass".

    Thank you for sharing this "Gem" with us!
    Take care!
Title: Chapter 1 A persistent stomach ache 04 Feb 2021 9:05 am
Reviewer: ElaineofAstolat (Signed) [Report This]
    This is an interesting take on Vernon. The first chapter of the series is from his pov, and he seemed pretty reasonable. I’ve always wondered what made him behave that way towards Harry.
Title: Chapter 12 A glimpse of truth 30 Dec 2020 10:34 pm
Reviewer: mc1221318 (Signed) [Report This]
    I loved the story. Thank you.
Title: Chapter 12 A glimpse of truth 10 Sep 2019 2:13 am
Reviewer: YeCatsJ (Signed) [Report This]
    Loved your story
Title: Chapter 5 The Patient 18 Jun 2019 9:06 pm
Reviewer: Lemon Curd (Signed) [Report This]
    "To me, that kind of risks were what those people lived for. It was their choice, their life-style. It never occurred to me that the economic incitement was perhaps as compelling as a wand brandished in their face."

    I love that bit! Very nice characterisation of Lily. Like Hermione, she'd see past the arguments of "but it's their choice", and to the heart of the matter, namely that nothing is truly a choice if someone never experienced another way of living (like house elves) or the "economic incitement [is] perhaps as compelling as a wand brandished in their face". It is sad that your version of Lily can never meet Hermione. They'd like each other.
Title: Chapter 12 A glimpse of truth 03 Aug 2018 4:23 am
Reviewer: ARim (Signed) [Report This]
    OH, MOVING, and true and wise.
    As an adopted one, many of the talks and feelings hit very home in my heart.
    well done.
    Your insight about bond made me
    stop and feel weak. So true.
    Brava. Thank you for writing this.
Title: Chapter 12 A glimpse of truth 13 Jul 2018 6:02 am
Reviewer: HeatherH (Signed) [Report This]
    Great story
Title: Chapter 1 A persistent stomach ache 02 Dec 2017 4:32 pm
Reviewer: Lucinda Hindle (Signed) [Report This]
    I feel for Harry, being a women, I feel for Harry. Gah, it happens to me every damn month for at least 3 days. I totally fell for Harry.

    Anyway, the way you made Vernon the (Ahem) 'good' one. Still, the abuse is not that much, and being the sadistic girl I am, I wanted it to be more.

    Whatsoever, I like the story so far, and am I correct in assuming that the letter will get in the hands of Snape? Or will he be sent in charge of the surgery?
Title: Chapter 1 A persistent stomach ache 16 Jan 2017 12:34 am
Reviewer: lastcrazyhorn (Signed) [Report This]
    Never seen Uncle Vernon portrayed this way! Very interesting.
Title: Chapter 12 A glimpse of truth 26 Dec 2016 6:29 am
Reviewer: 1reader1writer (Signed) [Report This]
    This is a great story! Love doesn't depend on DNA necessarily. I really like how this developed.

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