|Reviews for The Dentists' Daughter|
| WhiteEagle1985 chapter 4 . 7/11
A solid story here.
| Helene Nightfire chapter 4 . 10/14/2016
Thank you for a great short story. I had never thought about HP from the parents point of view from first introduction. I like the way you brought life to the Grangers and details like the 'hold' on another school in case Hogwarts didn't work out.
| LJ Summers chapter 4 . 9/15/2016
I love how Hermione tells about the dangerous stuff. LOL Too fun.
They made the best choice for their daughter. Emma knows her daughter well. . . and I'm thinking she's more discerning than Dan. So is she NOT telling him things?
Nice trip through the Granger Psyche!
| LJ Summers chapter 3 . 9/15/2016
So...they talked. lol
| LJ Summers chapter 2 . 9/15/2016
I think what's bugging me about Dr. and Dr. Granger is that they don't seem to be talking with Hermione about this. She thinks it's all cool and they're trying to look at three other schools and not getting her input here at all.
When my son had alternative educational options, you can be sure we talked about them. A lot. lol
| Books85 chapter 4 . 9/3/2016
I really like seeing the magical world from Dan & Emma's point of view. I can see how she would 'shield' them from the cruelty of the world in order to stay in it, until it turns too dangerous when she panics and sends them to Australia.
| N Flamel chapter 4 . 4/11/2016
I still get drawn back to HP fan fiction occasionally, and you're one of the very few authors I go to. I was shocked that I hadn't read this very provocative short story. Of course, the story was well written and flowed easily, though, for me the last chapter felt rushed for some reason.
What sticks with me is the casual way even McGonagal and Poppy lied or conveniently left out how dangerous the magical world was, glossing over or not telling her parents that Hermione was attacked by a troll, petrified by a giant snake, went after the Stone, and probably most importantly she would be a second class citizen in that world due to her being a first generation magical, which would highly limit her ability to get a good job, be treated with respect, and would be discriminated against from a legal standpoint.
Thanks for this look at a very interesting part of the magical world. Hermione and her parents were the perfect choice to highlight how muggleborns and their parents are treated. I have the very strong feeling that if the Drs. Granger had an inkling of what the reality was in the magical world for students like Hermione, they wouldn't have said, 'No,' they would have said, 'Hell no!' - Nicolas
| Ag Surfer chapter 4 . 7/18/2015
About once a year, I get into one of these "moods" and venture back to this website, lurking and searching for good stories.
Old Crow never fails to deliver. This was just what I wanted; a fun, easy to read, good old fashioned story.
And, just by reading this, I have picked up four more stories that I'm sure will also be worthy.
O-C gets an EE for this effort. Thanks, old man!
| 00 Non C. Anon 00 chapter 4 . 6/22/2015
While Hermione lying to her parents about what goes on in the magical community irritates me to no end, I have no doubts that it is 100% what actually happens in canon. Given that they never even attempt to interfere, and how Hermione acts in the last book(mind-raping them so they'll be "safe"), I can get behind this interpretation completely.
| Guest in Europe chapter 4 . 6/5/2015
A nice little back story. I enjoyed the way Hermione painted their adventures as learning experiences! Don't we all try and protect our parents from our mishaps, even if we're not chasing dark wizards!
| Guest in Europe chapter 3 . 6/5/2015
OK, I'm back on board now. Enjoyed this chapter hugely... loved the introduction of Hedwig, who will have to mature rather quickly given that Harry will be in with Hagrid in a few weeks.
Thanks for your wonderful creativity.
| Guest in Europe chapter 2 . 6/5/2015
You do seem determined to relocate JKR's story to some American universe. School commissary? As my American friends say 'purlease!' School shop would be the term... if indeed any British school had a shop! Some have old-fashioned Tuckshops, but really...!
The Drs Granger - dentists both - would be very unlikely to serve guests, particularly adult guests any sort of sugary drink, especially not Cola! Cup of tea would be much more likely!
I'm sticking with this short story because another author I enjoy raved about your stories. Hope I can get over my irritation with the jarring cultural references, otherwise, I will no doubt find other stories and depart your otherwise creative shores.
| Guest in Europe chapter 1 . 6/5/2015
I like the way you've found a nice 'gap' to fill by telling Hermione's back story. Small crits: in the UK we don't refer to the ocean; Brighton is by the sea so McGonagle took them on an impromptu visit to the seaside. Also, back in the 70s and 80s, when Dan & Emma were studying, we didn't pay tuition fees - these were introduced much later and have only recently reached levels where people have to think about how to pay off their debt.
Sorry to sound picky, but these details irritate and stop the flow of enjoying your wonderful creativity.
| at-nightfall chapter 1 . 4/28/2015
Remember: Internet in 1990 meant usenet news, ftp sites usually called by IP address and email. Access was by 9600 baud modem or slower. No web sites and no search engines. A lot of users only had dial up to mailbox sites.
| Saissa chapter 4 . 3/31/2015
This does not make sense to me.
Why would magical people, like the diggorys and the weasleys, have to travel to the muggle side of Kings cross station just to go through gate 9 and 3/4 to the magical side? If they were magical, they could just apparate directly to the platform and bypass the muggle side altogether.
Everytime someone apparates away from the muggle side - like the Diggory's did - the secrecy statute is broken, because a muggle (a non magical person with NO magical familiy members) could see them just disappear right in front of them.
This is probably one of JKR's continuity errors, but it is bothering me.