|Reviews for Summer School|
| MarchionessBlueViolet chapter 36 . 11/1/2016
Aww...That was quite sweet. And Harry finally gets the family he always wanted! Albeit it is a Slytherin version of what his family would have been like... I'm looking forward to reading the sequel when I get the chance. In all honesty, this would be the first Snape/Sinistra fanfic, and I really like how you presented the pairing. I'll be sure to read your other stories when I get around to it!
| mrsMxyzptlk chapter 7 . 8/18/2016
I realize that I'm being pedantic here, but my complaints about this chapter are due to my background in astronomy. There's so much commonly believed mis-information about astronomy that it irks me when it's perpetuated. Not that I really expect accurate science in a Harry Potter story; after all, it's apparent that J.K. herself (and her editor) only knows that stars and the moon are in the sky, and nothing further about astronomy.
There are 88 standard constellations, not 34. I assume that Harry is only learning about ones in the Northern hemisphere, or ones that can be seen from his latitude.
Harry's essay about Andromeda isn't quite correct. You don't need a telescope to see the constellations. Andromeda isn't different in that respect. It's the Andromeda Galaxy that is different from other galaxies because it can be seen with the naked eye. Harry is mixing up the constellation with the galaxy. Also, while Harry is technically correct that astronomers thousands of years ago thought it was a nebula, it was as recent as the 1920s when astronomers started to realize that what they called the Andromeda Nebula is actually a galaxy. The way he phrases it implies that that knowledge has been around for a lot longer. Of course, it's possible that you are fully aware of this and that you just have Harry writing an inaccurate essay.
Despite my nit-picky gripes with the astronomy lesson, I am enjoying this story so far.
| Guest chapter 1 . 9/19/2015
Harry is the typical WBWL brat-bro.
| Jasper's Mom chapter 22 . 4/28/2014
I love your story! This chapter was just exceptional. So many people want to believe Albus was cruel and unfeeling towards Harry, that he only wanted to use him. I like your opinion much better. I always saw him the way Snape explains it. The letter he wrote to Harry is lovely. He can't express his feelings in person so he writes it.
I know this story is one of your older ones but I just discovered it so I'm reviewing now. :) I see from the reviews that you have readers who also can not accept Non canon events and feelings. I have them too!
| Guest chapter 1 . 4/10/2014
Actually. Harry never had to do his tests. It was the tournament. Cedric died. Yada yada
| Guest chapter 36 . 3/30/2014
I rearly enjoyed it, are you going to continue, I would love to know how they all got on with the new baby
| mysinger chapter 20 . 1/23/2014
Excellent chapter! I love the essay and I'm sure Snape will as well, though the Dursley parts may upset him. Well done!
| missgsmith51 chapter 36 . 11/16/2013
Excellent story. I loved Harry's "interior soliloquy" on all he has learned over the summer and, more particularly, his feelings on what it means to finally be part of a family. It's very warm and fuzzy ... but it's also true.
Sometimes we get lucky and our real families are those into which we were born. More often these days, I think, our real families are extended to include those we've learned to trust with the most important parts of ourselves. We've grown to love them because they look past what's on the surface to see who we really are ... and they stand beside us and love us anyway. Like Harry, we gather close those we call family and hang on tight.
| missgsmith51 chapter 35 . 11/16/2013
Oh, that is just evil. Yes, I realize Bella and LV are evil. It just must be terrifying to feel so vulnerable, as if there is no safe place out of reach.
So Grimmauld Place is now unusable. I hope all Order stuff was removed before they apparated out of there. I REALLY want to know what has become of Dung, because I think he is responsible.
| missgsmith51 chapter 34 . 11/16/2013
Yikes! Did Aurora wander outside the wards? Or was it something Dung did? Is he under the Imperius a Curse? Was he really a Polyjuiced imposter?
Did the others get away, too? The Weasley kids and Draco and Hermione?
| missgsmith51 chapter 33 . 11/16/2013
Hangover Harry, eh? Snape was truly gentle with him for this indiscretion. Wait! Are we sure that was Snape? hehe
Harry and Draco are certainly learning some very practical information about expectant mothers and mood swings. At their time of life, it should go a long way toward making them think before acting. ;) Sometimes, a picture really is worth a thousand words.
| missgsmith51 chapter 32 . 11/16/2013
I knew it! I have a couple of friends who would love to be able to conceive so quickly. I guess when you are magical, anything is possible. It must be mighty tough on the bod (and the unborn babe), though, to rush a pregnancy like that! Then again, I guess it has the benefit of skipping the morning sickness phase. I can't really think of other benefits, though; the risks are far too great.
| missgsmith51 chapter 31 . 11/16/2013
Oh, this does not look good at all. Poor Harry, too. He will take the entire blame upon himself, as usual, and if she doesn't make it ... Poor everyone. I wonder how Snape could make a mistake with potions. That surprises me.
| missgsmith51 chapter 30 . 11/16/2013
LOL at Snape smelling like a giant cookie! I guess it's good to find some humor even in such situations.
I like that they are all in the big bed together. I suppose with Harry, it won't be the last time. His thought about Ron holding him one night wrenched my heart, as it was probably the first time in memory that anyone had ever held Harry when he was afraid or in pain.
Shouldn't that be "Severus, why is there a Potter and a Malfoy in our bed"?
| missgsmith51 chapter 29 . 11/16/2013
Okay, both of those scenes were creepy.
Voldemort is now doing a full-on possession, or mind control? I hope they figure a way to remove the Horcrux ... soon. Otherwise, everyone is in danger. What, exactly, did Sinistra do to drive him out of Harry's mind?
"This isn't my home and it never will be with them." When Harry thinks this, is that when the wards fell? I often wondered if DD had ever checked them, because Harry certainly never called Privet Drive home, and I often wondered if that would affect the blood wards.
At first I thought the hissing voice was Voldemort, but I guess it was Barty, Jr. Who was the other one ... Wormtail? Instead of taking Harry, they just took his blood? Or did the arrival of the Order thwart the kidnapping part? It's surprising, but lucky, that the DEs didn't just apparate him away. The other Order members at the scene were Sinistra, Moody, Arthur, and Dumbledore?