|Reviews for Parental Concern|
| Anna chapter 1 . 6/9/2012
I know that you probably have hundreds of reviews on this fic alone, but I just wanted to tell what a talented writer I think you are. All throughout the books I always wondered how Hermione's parents must have felt about things. I started looking for a fic of this kind amd didn't find anything, save the occasional unsatisfactory story vaguely related to what I was looking for and not very well written.
Until I stumbled across yours, you captured the emotions of the characters so well. And it's such an original idea that keeps on with the books. I love how you narrate the breakdown of their relationship from start to finish and all of the little resentments and hurt feelings along the way. I feel so sad for Hermione's parents even though they're not real.
Thanks for making my day,
| Princessgrapefruit1 chapter 1 . 9/6/2011
Wow, this is a great one shot!
I always wondered when reading the books how Hermiones parents must have felt. I am going of to boarding school soon, I hope anyway and know that by the time I leave school I will barely know my family. Yes,there will be a visiting weekend here, a holiday there but I will have no clue what is going on in their lives. My mum and I are really close but like I say, the summer of next year will probably mark the end of our relationship. I also worry about my friends, and how our relationship will break down because of this. But I will no doubt form a great bond with my dorm mates, etc. And maybe like Hermy and the Weasleys I'll find a new family. Hope not though.
Gosh, sorry for my rambling I just sort of spilled that out onto the page, I'm on an iPad so the grammars pro ably gone to shit because of the way it changes words without your you write something you write it how THE IPAD wants you to, bitch. Anyways I just wanted to say that I think you captured the emotions and deterioration of their bond so well. Like I said even though I'll be older than Mione was when I go, I'm truly leaving my childhood, friends and family behind, which is a sad step in any parents life. Seeing their kids don't need them any more and leaving them to go off into the world to write their own story.
Good job and
All of my love, Anna-May xxx
| Grow-to-be chapter 1 . 7/19/2011
This was really good.
| ottervine chapter 1 . 2/6/2011
This is simply amazing! Absolutely awe-inspiring and close to canon! I wish in mine I added the bits about the past at Hogwarts leading up to it!
Great job! :)
| Ninja Lemon chapter 1 . 12/15/2010
I almost cried.
I'm so glad you wrote this, because everyone always forgets Hermione's parents.
| FlittingGemini chapter 1 . 12/10/2010
Great job! great insight into the Grangers! You don't see it as much because we are so wrapped up in Harry's adventures. But you do! Well done!
| refya chapter 1 . 10/8/2010
Ouch! Poor Grangers.
Somehow I never quite realised how little time Hermione spent with her parents, despite knowing which holidays she spent with them and which she spent away from them. It really came as quite a shock to realise that she saw nothing of them from the Quidditch World Cup to the end of her fifth year. Or at least very little if she did actually go home for a short time at the end of her fourth year before she went to Grimmauld Place.
Very powerful and revealing story!
| Kuri333 chapter 1 . 10/7/2010
This is a really good one-shot, from very original point of view. Hermione's parent's are portrayed as real people and that is something that does not happen quite often.
The ending does not convince me much, though. It's well explained an canon compliant but... fur such a powerful story, I would have chosen them to say the final line.
Other than that, it's fantastic!
| KrisEleven chapter 1 . 10/3/2010
This was excellent! I haven't seen this done often, and this was definitely the best one I've seen on the topic. I loved the point of view you chose and the emotions all the way through were so realistic. The parents, for the first time, really, became real people to me, and I think you captured not only the Muggle-on-the-outside emotions, but also the pain of them having their daughter grow up. Hermione was perfect as well.
The only thing I can mention that was negative was that there were several small typos (of instead of off, etc) that could have been caught by a good read-over or beta. As well, make sure you use British slang in HP fics; 'Mom' just looks weird being spoken by Hermione when she would say 'Mum'.
Other than those tiny things, I thought this fic was awesome. Good job!
| 27dayz chapter 1 . 9/20/2010
Wow, this was a pretty powerful piece. I must confess, I never stopped to consider how Hermione's association with the wizarding world would affect her parents, but I suppose that it would be quite like this. Well done.