|Reviews for Holding On To You|
| Alisyn Rae chapter 36 . 11/13/2016
I don't often review, because it's hard for me to put what I think into words. It's hard for me to explain what a story makes me feel. Creative writing is easy. Explaining my thoughts is not.
After reading your story, however, I knew I had to try.
This is the first full length Hunger Games fanfiction I have ever read, and any I read after it is going to have a very, very hard time ever measuringup. You took Katniss's ordeal and you reshaped it into something so intense, so creative and yet so Katniss and with so much of the feel and spirit of the actual novels that it was like reading something the original author may have written. I love how you remained true to Katniss's inner struggles with her emotions, and how you gave us all a good look into her weaknesses, her growth, her less than admirable qualities and those qualities that made her a leader. I love how you placed Katniss in the shoes Peeta filled in canon, and showed us what it was like on the other side of the wall, the torturous side, in such a seamless way that it did not feel fake at all. I read Katniss's brainwashing, and it felt real. Not taudry. Not fake.
I also love how you wrote about the Hunger Games as well. It was thrilling and horrific. I found myself hoping Alice would survive, and then crying when Darrin did not. I found myself raging at the screen when Victor was trying to rape her and staring in horror as Prim explained to Katniss that Emmi and Ashley had died. You did not pull your punches when you sacrificed people, but you also gave those who did not have it in canon a chance to flourish. Finnic, Annie, Cinna. You breathed life into those who never got a chance to truly live it, and you took from us those who had to be taken in order for those lives to make sense.
The flow, the complexities, the feel of this story. I cannot find more words to praise you for it all. I will probably end up reading it again. This was such a brilliant, masterfully written and heart-rending piece of art. You have a talent. Please always share it with us.
Now, I have just one question.
What was that long whistle thing in Alice's pack really meant for? XD
| paolatrevi chapter 36 . 10/21/2016
I loved this story so much! You are a wonderful writer and I just couldn't get enough of it. I read it all in a day! Thank you for sharing your obvious gift of writing with us.
| Guest chapter 36 . 4/21/2016
this was a super awesome story
| Guest chapter 28 . 4/17/2016
Kill her, Katniss!
| Guest chapter 27 . 4/17/2016
dude, kill plutarch for being such a bastard, HOW DARE THEY PUT HER THROUGH THAT AGAIN?!
| Guest chapter 23 . 4/17/2016
you live to kill me, don't you? ToT
| Guest chapter 22 . 4/17/2016
god, this is a nightmare for cinna!
| Guest chapter 21 . 4/17/2016
you are amazing, my heart broke for cinna!
| Guest chapter 19 . 4/17/2016
you are an excellent writer, I was on the edge of my seat
| Guest chapter 17 . 4/17/2016
this is such a horrible heart breaking chapter
| Guest chapter 14 . 4/17/2016
wooooooowwwwwww this was an amazing chapter, I was SURE Darren would win!
| Guest chapter 36 . 2/17/2016
Beautiful story and wonderful ending!
| kyashidi iwa chapter 36 . 12/5/2015
Omg I was so excited to see this update only to realize it's been so long since I've read this that I need to go reread it. So that's what I'm going to do lol.
| MzBellezza chapter 14 . 7/20/2015
that little bitch!
| RissaGrace17 chapter 35 . 5/30/2015
Wow! I can't believe that you can actually write this well! I have been intrigued the whole way through at the amazing flow of your writing, not to mention that the plot line is flawless and amazingly intricate! Great job!