|Reviews for A Friend Indeed|
| puiwaihin chapter 1 . 1/26
Good idea to bring Ginny into the story more meaningfully at an earlier point. Honestly, this would probably be the best point for it to happen. I think JKR was trying so hard to isolate Harry that she neglected how Ginny would probably have acted.
Unfortunately, I think you're writing Ginny as being far too sophisticated and mature in her dialog. You do fine describing her as an unsure, insecure teen with a crush, but her words really belie that. I understand that she has a depth to her due to her 1st year experience with the Chamber, but it just does not sound at all like a 13 year old girl. Sounds more like a world-wise aunt or mentor.
| Kenzstuff17 chapter 6 . 1/17
I enjoyed this immensely
| Kenzstuff17 chapter 1 . 1/17
God, Ron. Why are you so freaking useless. Jo Rowling only needed you so you could get past the stupid chess set in HP&TSS. THAT IS IT! You also make a nice love interest for Hermione in canon, but otherwise kind of (more than kind of) suck.
| Crest1 chapter 6 . 1/11
Calling someone "gay" with the intention of hurting them is just as bad as calling someone "mudblood". Think about it.
| Osmodious chapter 6 . 1/13
Very nice...I've never cared for H/G as a pairing, especially the gawdawful way JKR wrote it, but your Ginny is believeable...and far more acceptable than others I've read. Interesting ideas in here, as usual. I always wonder why someone doesn't just put Voldeshorts in some kind of 'stasis' and deal with him later (or never). I read one story where he was encased in tons and tons of concrete, which also appealed to me, but there are infinite possibilities (your use of transfiguration to accomplish the task was neat). Thanks for posting!
| Dethryl chapter 6 . 12/3/2013
I quite enjoyed this. The bit with the enchanted necklace is probably what i liked the least, probably because I've seen such a plot device misused so many times before. I also note that Ginny said "I love you" when Harry was headed out to see his 'family' before the third task. Is that a goof or not? If not, it should not have passed without comment. I wasn't thrilled with Ginny skipping a year and thought the justification for it could have been explained better. Conversely, I really liked Ron being held back a year. Despite JKR's flippant comment about Flint, we never see anyone being held back. I feel like we're on the same page as far as Ron is concerned. There are plenty of negative character traits to work with already in canon; one doesn't need to make up new stuff and utterly bash him. Like you, I was also not convinced with how the H/G was handled in canon. I'm a Harmonian, but I don't subscribe to the Ginny hate because of it. I get frustrated with stories where, e.g. Ginny is the only person who can draw Harry out of his shell, because it's just not based in canon. Consider OotP where Harry was shutting Ginny out and it's Hermione who was able to get Harry to leave Buckbeak's room at Christmas. If I can read a story where there is good development of the H/G relationship - no chest monsters! - I am totally willing to believe it, and you have written such a story. Well done. Thank you.
| BlazeStryker chapter 6 . 11/28/2013
I think there is one last item.
Severus Snape, in his Last Will and Testament, would have left Harry Spinner's End, all he owned, and the simple declaration that he always knew Voldemort's end would be his own.. thus explaining his problem with Harry rather neatly. Fear of that fate when he was younger led him to divulge the prophecy. That led to Lily's death and his hating himself for the remainder of his life.
| Guest chapter 2 . 11/17/2013
It's not a British thing, just normal! It's going to be awkward though, right?
| q.thews chapter 6 . 9/28/2013
Quite good for being an HP/GW story ;-)
Joke aside i enjoyed it, thank you for sharing.
| Nytefyre chapter 6 . 9/10/2013
The take charge Ginny was refreshing and well developed in your characterization.
Thanks for posting.
| Kmon13 chapter 6 . 7/30/2013
Okay this was a really good what if story and hope that you continue writing more stories.
| suze chapter 6 . 5/13/2013
I know you wrote this ages ago, so I hope that you continue to check reviews. I just read this today, and I wanted to thank you for such a well thought out, and really good story. Thanks for writing!
| sherryola chapter 6 . 5/1/2013
This was a really nice story. I'm sorry about how you handled Ron, because overall, I like ron, and I think his humor and lightheartedness was good for Harry. But I was more interested in what you did with Harry and ginny and the different directions your story took from canon. I enjoyed this very much. Thanks for writing.
| Mommy3 chapter 6 . 4/2/2013
Loved, loved, loved this story! I liked how the fight with Harry and Ron ended up. I know that they are supposed to be best friends and that Harry doesn't want to lose that friendship, but Ron's attitude is too much like the Dursley's for poor Harry I think. Pretty cool how you had Ginny and Ron switch places. And I loved how Neville and Harry became friends. I had read (and LOVED) Jaconias' This Means War! And have always love the "Draco's Gay!" scene there so it was awesome to see it here as well! Thanks for writing!
| Sorcerer's Muse chapter 6 . 3/30/2013
Over all I like the premise of the story. A little much on the Ron bashing I suppose. The capture of Riddle was a really unusual turn that I've not read before. I quite liked it really. Thank you.