Reviews For A Summer Like None Other
And am I the only one with this visual in my head of toddlers bouncing on Severus Snape's knee, giggling and begging "Again Grandpa!"
And you'd think with all the plotting going on in his head, he'd come to the conclusion that he needs to change his behaviour, if he wants respect and to be treated nicely. He really needs to learn that money means nothing and looking down your nose at other people will only alienate you.
It's so hard reading the chapters that are narrated by Draco. It someways, I see myself. Being a Slytherin, it is hard not to think *some* of the things that Draco seems to think, especially his way of appearing more confident than he really is. But, the difference, I think, between he and I is that no matter how confident or arrogant I may seem, I don't really think these things. I may appear arrogant if I see a group of my peers that seem to be a bit intimidating, but I do not believe myself to be completely superior to them, especially with not knowing them at all. Draco actually believes the nonsense he says. That's what makes his chapters so hard to get through...the sheer arrogance and his thinking that he knows more than everyone, and that he can plot his way out of anything.
Soooo very frustrating.
I think Snape should be a bit more...vocal...about Draco's behaviour. This last chapter, Draco said some pretty rude stuff, and Snape just gave a warning glare. If Draco can say three rude things in a row and ignore *Snape's* warning glare, then some other form of punishment should be implemented, despite his age. I know Draco hates being the 'bad son', but he doesn't seem to realise that he would not be the 'bad son' if he controlled his attitude and his mouth.
It was easier to accept that he had changed when we just had Harry's perspective, but now that we get to read Draco's own narrative about things, it seems like he's barely changed at all. Sure he loves Harry and Severus, but other than his change of whose side he has chosen, his views seem to have not changed.
It doesn't seem that Snape's parenting skills are as good as they were before the summer.
I am as surprised as Harry that he never really said much to Draco about his "special shampoo". I assumed that he did not say much, because he'd show Draco what it meant to be an adult. Meaning, I thought he'd let Draco tough out things and blame it on wanting to be an adult and the such. Give him more responsibilities around the house, like more chores and stuff, and again blame it on him wanting to be an adult. But no such thing happened. I do wonder what will occur during 7th year. Because Draco has already pulled the 'adult' card on Snape. I wonder how he'd react to Snape telling him to study or punishing him or something.
And this should go without saying, but your writing is truly amazing and I enjoy it a lot. I wish you could do nothing but writing amazing Sevitus/Severitus fics all day for my entertainment, but alas you have a life lol.
I couldn't imagine Voldemort strolling int a Muggle hospital for treatment, so it'd have been even better if he had 'Lucius' or one of his house elves help treat him. Because then Lupin could have made sure he was given way too much Muggle medicine so he'd be a squib for a bit longer.
I mean he's not like Harry, is he? Harry took so long to get his magic back because he did not know what the key was, but Voldemort has the key. He knows exactly what he is supposed to do to get his dark magic flowing. He knows that his magic will be stronger than ever and he's no Harry Potter. He'll be cruel and ruthless with his magic. I'm surprised Albus seriously did not attack him as soon as his Muggle treatment had finished, when he'd be at his weakest.
There's a difference between being cultured, prim and proper--and being an arse.
He is quite arrogant and seems to believe that everything should be about him.
He'd do well with a month in a Muggle group home. He needs to have his standards lowered so completely that the cottage in Devon and Severus' rooms at Hogwarts seem a lovely place to live.
Another reason Harry should not have given him that money. At least not until they left school and had graduated from Auror classes at least, so Draco would learn to live on his own and provide for himself instead of complaining and expecting things to be perfect.
He is so aggravating. I come more from a life like Harry's so Draco annoys me perhaps more than he should.
I just wrote you a review and then had to edit it, because it contained spoilers for the next story and I didn't want someone to stumble over the review and suddenly know more then they wanted to.
So here's the edited version:
I absolutely loved this! I have to admit that the first story was even better, but I did already read the next story, as far as it's been written and I enjoyed it a lot. I just don't have an account on skyehawke, so I came here to review.
I immensely enjoyed the way you portrayed how Snape and Harry grew to care for each other and Draco! I love him. He's not a good person, not completely and I adore you for having the guts to keep him the spoiled and arrogant guy that he is while still making him loveable! I don't think I've ever read him that way and I really, really enjoy it.
Thanks so much for writing this!
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