|Reviews for Brutal Harry|
| Bobmin356 7/9/11 . chapter 4
An excellent chapter and I really think this is more realistic than the millions of stories where Snape comes to Harry's rescue. Minerva is under utilized in Fan Fiction, but you're writing exactly what a Head of House should do.
As for Harry I find your portrayal to be excellent. There are many ways abuse can manifest itself and your version is very believable.
| Redbird27 7/9/11 . chapter 4
I'm certainly pleased McG's come around, but I'm worried that her decision to tell the Gryffindors about Harry's past is going to come back to bite her - hard. I cringed when reading that, and it was compounded by Hermione's refusal to break Harry's confidence...
| Guest 7/9/11 . chapter 4
Removing Dumbledore from school limits yourself from important characters. It's a mistake.
| Jan 7/9/11 . chapter 4
Magonagall telling harry's life to students seem unbelievable...
| Fridizh 7/9/11 . chapter 4
It will be a long review I'm afraid but I want to thank you for writing such a deep and thought provoking story... the first chapter I couldn't keep the tears in - It, well, made me speechless. I had a hard time controlling not bawling my eyes out.
"He was not sure what to do with Harry now, the boy had clearly become unstable. Considering what had apparently happened to him at the Dursleys, his anger at Dumbledore was quite justified, but it did not justify his behavior, and Dumbledore would not, could not, expose the rest of the student body to someone so clearly unhinged, especially with his unexpected resistance to magic. " ... Eh, yet he let's a DEATH EATHER who is a biased, judgemental and bitter man .. torment his students without even doing anything. Seriously, I understand why Poppy and Minerva is starting to lose some faith in him. I can SO UNDERSTAND where Harry is coming from. His childhood, my God, is... there's no word to describe the pain he's been going through. Is it any wonder he's acting like he did when he LEARNS that Dumbledore is somewhat behind it, by placing him there in the first place? (I wonder how Harry will react when he learns Dumbledore placed his NOT GUILTY godfather in Azkaban without a trial.. even though Dumbledore with all his positions would've (for sure) found a way to have a trial should he have wished it... )
"It never even occurred to Dumbledore to allow someone else to take control of the situation." - Yes, well.. AND that is a BIG part of the problem. (Seriously, thank you for writing this story.. I have always wondered why some things in the books weren't questioned more. But you're bringing forth a lot of those things very well!)
I'm looking forward to read your future updates. The correspondence between Harry and Hermione - will that continue now that he's out from the room Dumbledore put him in? Or will he lose his trust/faith in Hermione because more then McGonagall knows what really happened to him? I enjoyed the scences where his qudditch team is coming up with ways to save him from that room.. I bet/hope they will be good people to help Harry trust and grow to depend on more than himself for his safety and, perhaps even enjoyment. Well.. I'm going to stop rambling. But, as I said.. I'm looking forward to the next and upcoming chapters!
| Ungodlyone 7/9/11 . chapter 4
cool story bro.
| MikerG 7/9/11 . chapter 4
This is developing into an extraordinary story. You show a very keen and realistic insight. I am very please with the way McGonagall is handling Harry. She is showing an incredible amount of respect which he deserves. I do hope that at lease a friendship with Hermione develops. She has stood by him as well. We'll see. Great job!
| Therio 7/9/11 . chapter 4
This is a fantastic story. Love your Macgonagall and charactization of Harry.
| VLight 7/9/11 . chapter 4
Your McGonagall is perhaps *the* best McGonagall I have seen. It is hard to give a character just enough strength to fill the role that is needed, and yet not enough that it becomes strength for strengths sake. The writing of her does something that is often ignored in the "adult" type roles, Honest Character Development! Not just realizations, but development. The duality between her and Harry accentuated in this chapter was great, and could be said to be the final stone needed on the ground level of the foundation between the two. In stages of the story it appears this chapter will be the end of one part, or perhaps the beginning of another?
| peruser 7/9/11 . chapter 4
McGonagal is giving Harry respect. I can tell that she will never speak dismissively, like an adult to achild that knows nothing or someone who thinks that they are superior, to him again. After all that Harry has been through, having an adult give him fair treatment would be a beneficial act.
| peruser 7/9/11 . chapter 3
What is it that the Marines say...HOOO-RAHH! ALRIGHT McGONAGAL! She was absolutely brilliant when she was laying down the law. She admitted and accepted her own wrong doing and she called Dumbledore and Snape on theirs! And she didn't let either one (I loved Snape's gag!) talk their way out of it! I bet she would get most of the teachers or students to walk out with her!
| Aengus 7/7/11 . chapter 3
There are so few time when I have been so emotionally invested in a story from so short a start that I find myself unable to not review.
Absolutely great characterization of everyone involved, including the correct response to the child abuse, the confrontation between McGonagall and Snape. You have great grammar structure and diction, so well that I thought that I was reading a published novel.
I cannot wait for the next chapter.
| Paul 7/7/11 . chapter 3
I have read several stories that have this same idea, with Harry becoming cold and caculating due to abuse. This is by far the best one of them all. It is very well writen and the character interactions are believable. Plus someone finally told dumbles off. I do hope that you continue to include Hermione in the story in any way.
| Graypdrink 7/7/11 . chapter 3
*Gurgles and foams at the mouth*
God I've never wanted an update more in my life, this story is the best !
Greatly written, awesome story line so far, love the characters, though Hermione sure knows how to get info easy.
| Graypdrink 7/7/11 . chapter 2