Reviews for Invitation To Rise
ElementalMaster16 chapter 1 . 4/8
this is pretty interesting! doesn't seem finished though, what with the unsolved confrontations and all...
prettyinpinknot chapter 1 . 6/17/2012

this is a good bit of writing. will you continue?

would like to know if harry has the same date like the book, or if jim and hermione make, and what happens with McGonagall?

keep it up
Karou WindStalker chapter 1 . 3/5/2012
Here's hoping for more!
Coronach chapter 1 . 2/24/2012
I like it

please update soon
SonicTeamFreeWill chapter 1 . 11/22/2011
go Mcgonagall :) well done Mara
AspergianStoryteller chapter 1 . 11/7/2011
She has that in common with Snape.
Katzztar chapter 1 . 10/29/2011
I loved the portrayal of Harry's annoyance at the arguements between Hermione and Ron and how they try to either get him on thier side or blame him for taking the other's side. This is a very realistic portrayal of the fights and real life. This story also points out how unfair their fights are to Harry and thier actions to him. In 5th year Ron and Hermione are arguing once again and Harry finally snaps at them to stop it, they turn around and say he needs to stop takign his anger out on them, yet they did it (either anger or annoyance) to him in every year.

And that's a pet peeve of mine, since Rowling wrote that cop-out in 5th book some (not all so don't yell at me) fanfic writers think Harry is not allowed to show anger or more than the mere annoyance at Ron and Hermione bickering unless something is influencing Harry, that Harry cannot be annoyed at the simple facts alone that happened in the books unless he's being influenced by Voldie. LEts look at cannon facts

A 14, nearly 15, yr old boy who saw a classmate get killed, then his blood is forcefully taken to use in a dark ritual that will give a body to the madman that killed his parents, said boy escapes after being tortured by dark curse whose only purpose is to cause pain, then he finds out a teacher he trusted isn't who he thoguht he was but a supporter of that madman, trusted headmaster doesn't get boy counseling for experince but sends him back to family that hates, negects and emotionally abuses said boy, headmaster suggests that friends and godfather nto give too much info in letters "incase it gets intercepted", supposed friends respond by writing less than they normall do instead the smart thing and write about trivial things as they normally do, boy finds out although he's had no contact with anyone magical for over a month it turns out someone was always nearby on "guard" but wouldn't talk to him, he was attacked by dementors and was put on trial for defending himself and to top off everything, the headmaster that he trusted for the past years has suddenly turned his back and is ignoring him.

Anyone who goes through that in a short span of 3 months will be angry. But Rowlign gives teh copout that its Voldie affecting Harry and causing the anger. I can understand causing the anger a few times when looking into Dumbles eyes for a plot but not for ALL of his anger, not even half of it. That is a cop out saying he is not like other peopel in that he can not HAVE any anger over what has happeded to him, all anger in 5th year is due to Voldie.

*sigh* Sorry for disgressing and going on a rant there but it shows why I liked this story. To reiterate it shows Harry as a normal human boy who's annoyed at the two friends that get into a fight and then try to play tugawar with Harry,alternating between claiming he's on theri side then blaming him for being on the other's side. Poor kid can't win for loosing

Also I liked how Minerva was able to figure out that Harry's "Can't dance" did not mean "won't" but unable to dance due to never learning. I really liked Minerva in this.

This one will be going into my faves
blue4 chapter 1 . 9/29/2011
Please write more.
MinnieMcG chapter 1 . 9/9/2011
please continue i like it
Cassandra30 chapter 1 . 9/8/2011
Jaely chapter 1 . 9/8/2011
that was cute would have liked for it to have continued into the dancing but it was still cute
york chapter 1 . 9/8/2011
I like that McGonagall helps him here. But wow, you wrote this exactly how Harry acts. Ron is a git to him over entering the tournament and spends weeks being mean, and Harry just lets it go. But in this chapter, Hermione is irritated with Ron and gets upset, and Harry gets aggrivated with her. But he doesn't do the same to Ron, when he runs into him. Very well written and canon to characters.
MagicaeArtiumLaudator chapter 1 . 9/8/2011
This is brilliant! I love how you've got McGonagall being really nice about the dancing thing because I always thought she was a bit too irritable about it in the book :p
arashi wolf princess chapter 1 . 9/6/2011
Lol I'm enjoying Minerva in this one and her snarkiness. Poor Harry is in so much to learn especially to dance. Got to hate when friends assume you take the other's side at times
Princess Alexandria chapter 1 . 9/5/2011
Nice start, I'd love to see Harry get a closer relationship with an adult in this. I hope you have more planned.
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