|Reviews for One Good Boy|
| chellybot chapter 1 . 7/10/2013
Absolutely loved this oneshot!
| ComicalEpiphanies chapter 1 . 5/11/2013
I really like the perspective you chose! Nice job. Very subtle.
| Batty Buttercups chapter 1 . 3/30/2013
Heartwarming and completely in-character. A wonderful fic.
| Guest chapter 1 . 2/11/2013
| mistrali chapter 1 . 12/11/2012
I particularly liked the outsider POV. Harry was selfless without being uncharacteristically saintly - the intensity of his emotions was very well described.
| sniperbob18 chapter 1 . 10/21/2012
Excellent story, sad, but good. I always wondered what the neighbors would have done, it's amazing to see how much people can turn a blind eye to things. I like Marine. Thank you for writing this
| Bipolar Lover chapter 1 . 7/3/2012
One of the sweetest things ive read in awhile :) good work.
| Kirkuva.Kilpikonna chapter 1 . 5/26/2012
Oooh, this is so potrayed Harry perfectly.
I realize that this hope may be vain, but could you write more about Harry?
| Desktop Warrior chapter 1 . 3/3/2012
I discovered this story through a recommendation by a friend, and I'm glad I did. This is a beautiful piece of work that succinctly captures the Harry Potter atmosphere, but through a perspective we never see in canon: through the Muggles, the other side.
First of all, your characterization was spot-on. Petunia and Harry are in perfect character, their lines almost flowing from the pages of the books. I feel like these are exactly the sorts of things they'd say to each other in a situation like this.
And then, of course, we have the most interesting character of all, your OC Marine. She represents exactly the kind of character that one would expect from her environment. In other words, she's the type of person the Dursleys strive to imitate, the archetypal English suburbanite. The detail you've put into her mentality, and the way you show how that mentality affects her thoughts and actions, is amazing and sets the tone for the entire piece. This becomes even more apparent as Marine's character develops through hearing Petunia and Harry's conversation. After that, she becomes the outsider, in her mind; reversing roles with Harry, who was traditionally the unknown factor, the "delinquent" to be feared and avoided.
In particular, I love the end. Marine, once the cool suburban housewife, steps outside her comfort zone of her own volition, hugging a man who is for all intents and purposes a complete stranger, as she realizes that he's not so abnormal after all. He has a family and friends. He has a life not too unlike her own, she reasons. Even the car beginning to take flight only registers as a minor detail in her mind - it's the little bit of magic that gives the story its characteristic HP feel.
An extremely well-written piece, with no technical flaws that I can see. Great job!
| Emily Mae chapter 1 . 3/3/2012
I've read a small handful of stories told from "random Muggle" perspectives, and I always really enjoy them. This was no exception. The idea was clever and the execution even better. The whole exchange between Harry and Petunia was heartbreaking, but I felt so relieved to see Teddy and Ron at the end. Moreover, you made Marine a believable, likeable character in such a short piece - very impressive. I liked the way you kept the readers' knowledge and assumptions about Harry from influencing Mrs. Henders view. [For example, at the beginning she still thought he was some kind of delinquent.] Great job!
| SiriuslyPeeved chapter 1 . 2/28/2012
So, so glad a friend tipped me off to this wonderful story. Absolutely heartbreaking- and with a smile at the end, bravo.
| sydneysages chapter 1 . 2/9/2012
This was amazing! I absolutely loved this!
I love the character of Marine and how you characterised her, looking for harry almost and wanting to get involved. Everything about the storyline was just marvellous and I sincerely adored how everything came together.
The conversation between Petunia and Harry was just...wow. And the way that Marine respinded to it was even better. I love the tad of humour at the end, with Ron and Teddy, and it was just amazing!
| Librasmile chapter 1 . 1/22/2012
That was awesome! Great character. Great portrait of the Dursleys. Genuine, realistic emotion. Lovely ending.
| RedEYES-Fallen chapter 1 . 1/22/2012
I liked it!
| ILikeComps chapter 1 . 12/4/2011
Emotional but fun story. Thanks for sharing!