Reviews for Just to Be
irononmaiden chapter 30 . 6/18
This is one of the most amazing stories I've ever read. It had me in tears many times. So poignant and well-written, especially when exploring the effects of abuse and neglect. I loved your portrayals of each of the characters (though McGonagall made me sad) and watching all of the relationships progress.

Fantastic job!
AwkwardIdeasLeadToThis chapter 30 . 6/17
There is much to think about. Thank you.
Allycatreadseverything chapter 30 . 5/18
Wonderful. Heartbreaking at times. Then heartwarming. Difficult to read - so many dark themes and happenings. But wonderful - simply wonderful.
Guest chapter 30 . 5/17
Really amazing and original story. One of the best stories i ever read. All these poor children... I felt so bad for them. I only wished that the perverts that used those girls were punished for it. I always feel incredibly uneasy hearing about forced prostitution. It makes me want to punish (read: seriously injure) the people responsible for putting girls in that position and also the men that used the girls as though they are no more than living machines that are meant to be abused...
I loved the character of Leopold. It makes want to know more about him.
It's also great that severus and hermione managed to work through their combined issues. I so did not see it coming she once slept with Harry. But the way you described the situation makes it completely understandble. Severus his reaction i also completely understand.
And mature Ron! That's refreshing! I am glad he remained on the sidelines though. I'm not that fond of his character. But that could be due to me shipping Hg/ss. Ever since i read a story on these two years ago, i was hooked. I read so many throughout the years, but for some reason had not read this one yet. I'm so glad i now did. It really is an amazing story!
sanjulak08 chapter 30 . 5/10
This story is, quite possibly, one of the best fanfiction of Snape and Hermione I have ever read. A beautiful tale and wonderful characters. Thank you for the oppurtunity to read something so heartwarming!
xxxLeanniexxx chapter 30 . 5/7
An absolutely brilliant and touching story.

This was an absolute honour to read.

Thank you for writing such a beautiful story.
lolcia1998 chapter 30 . 5/4
This is such a wonderful story and my only regret is that I haven't read it earlier.
Maya Costa chapter 30 . 4/23
I'm in love with this story. It's so beautiful and complex and amazing. I wish I could say lots and lots, but I have no words. I love it. I really do. Thank you so very much for sharing it. It was an incredible experience.
kitkatraina chapter 5 . 4/9
Ah, the story of Sisyphus. We encountered that in our philosophy class once. Do you know what's the best thing about the myth our teacher told us? Every day Sisyphus becomes stronger, and so, the rock, which was such a burden at first, becomes less so.
RosieShak11 chapter 30 . 3/4
Wow. This is one of the most convincing SSHG stories I have ever read (and I have read a lot). Sorry I haven't reviewed it before - it was too damn compelling to stop and write! I would have appreciated a little more romance but I think you choose the best way - staying true to the characters and staying true to the world - and if that comes with a little less fluff than I would personally like... fair s'nough :) I am seriously impressed by your writing - you should really try an original novel if that is at all something you'd go into. Well done!
liz chapter 1 . 1/27
lovely story. needs to be in the 1k club. so just writing a review. loved your writing style and your completely justified treatment of the characters.
whitehound chapter 30 . 1/3
Yes, that's right - no graduation ceremony, and in fact no graduation. Here, graduation is something you do from a university or equivalent college: at secondary school you're just a school leaver. There's some canon evidence for an end-of-summer-term Leaving Feast at Hogwarts but it evidently isn't any sort of graduation-equivalent, since the chronology strongly indicates that young Albus left Hogwarts as soon as he'd sat his NEWTs, weeks before the end of term.

Conratulations, anyway, on an interesting and original story. There's one typo in this chapter, very possibly generated by a spell-checker (I just have to work a spell-checker pun into one of my stories) - "as scorpions are want to do" should be "... wont to do", with an "o".

Thank you also for inspiring me to finally come up with a solution for fixing Hermione's parents - your story made me think it through.
whitehound chapter 29 . 1/3
Ah, well, Luna doesn't *need* him to voice his feelings: she knows what they are already. And yes, in canon McGonagall is more polite and soft-mannered than Snape but she is actually far harsher and more punitive. Love the young man/old bint argument.

You have a word missing, probably "ingredients", from "the theft of from his stores".
whitehound chapter 28 . 1/3
Disappointed that you made Percy a villain, but the business with the false memories is extremely well-thought-out and clever, both on your part and Snape's.

I think "comp" (which appears twice) is probably a Britpick, as I had to look it up in a dictionary to find out what it was.

There are a few small typoes.

As before, "He bore his black eyes" should be "He bored ...".
"had the Draco Malfoy not stumbled" - extraneous "the".
"free reign of the house" - should be "rein", as in allowing a horse to do its own thing.
"drawn into a reminiscing" - should be etiher "drawn into reminiscing" or "drawn into a reminiscence".
whitehound chapter 27 . 1/3
A very clever solution all round.

You have one typo: "He bore his black eyes" should surely be "He bored his black eyes". As it stands it says that he carried his eyes.
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