|Reviews for Sticks, Stones and Broken Bones|
| Tommy14 chapter 15 . 11/6/2012
I'm hoping that Snape has a change of heart towards Harry. Thank goodness he showed up when he did. I doubt that Draco was prepared for Harry's temper..Poor Harry has had so many changes and information given in the past week that he's overwhelmed. I like how Harry is protective of his family. Thanks for the update.
| Smegs32 chapter 13 . 11/5/2012
Oh, I forgot to put this in my last review.
1. No, I didn't expect Aberforth to be Harry's therapist. I should have seen it coming; now that I think about it, it's obvious that it would be him.
2. Yes, I would very much like Remus to come into the story. He would be the connection Harry needs to his parents. A positive connection with lots of fun, happy memories of James and Lily. If you did bring Lupin into the story, that conversation - and their first meeting - would be very interesting to read. I hope you do include him.
Okay. I think that's it. Bye!
| Smegs32 chapter 14 . 11/5/2012
This is a really good story and totally believable. And don't worry: all the characters are in character. I liked Abe in this chappie. He was still the gruff goat lover from the 7th book but become soft enough to help a poor traumatised boy out. Spot on.
I also like that this is not a bashing fic. I kind of get sick of Dumbledore (as well as Molly and Ginny) being bashed - yes he can be a cold bastard at times but that obviously wasn't his *whole* personality. As you said on your profile no-one is completely good or evil. Just like Patrick said on The Mentalist: "It's all about balance. A little bit of bitch inside the nice, a little bit of nice inside the bitch." Everyone is like that. And everyone has their flaws. Dumbledore had many flaws and could be horrible and condescending, but he was still a good man. It gets rather annoying when people focus on his bad side without showing anything nice about him.
So while the characters think low of him in this story, I'm glad you have shown instances where he obviously regrets his actions. Thank you for that.
You have also portrayed Harry rather well. His emotions and thoughts would be those of a large portion of abused kids. Speaking from experience, it's realistic that he would think it's his fault, that he couldn't trust others, that he would be nervous and scared in front of adults (men in particular), and that he would try to bottle it all down and not want to talk about it. I know I felt all that. So no, I don't find all this angst and drama annoying or boring and tiring to read through as it's all completely normal and you're doing a wonderful job in portraying it. Instead of skimming or skipping it completely you are showing how Harry is thinking and feeling and describing his slow healing process. Going from extremes is always had to cope with, even more so with all of Harry's problems and past experiences, and I think it's a brilliant to show it. So please continue with this way of writing because it is much more realistic.
I think you portrayed Snape really well - he's never really seen anything concerning Harry objectively and without bias. I think unless he is really shocked he isn't able to look at Harry without seeing James. The fact that Harry is the mirror image of his childhood bully and tormenter and has the *exact* same eyes as his mother - the woman he loved - would also probably be a huge factor in the way he sees and interacts with Harry. I don't think Snape would ever like Harry. So I reckon their first meeting together in your story was very well done. (Just thought I'd tell you.)
I'll finish now as this is a really long review already. I just want to say that even though I only discovered this fic last night I really, really like it and enjoy reading it. I know I don't have much right to ask, but PLEASE update soon. I greatly look forward to reading the next chapter. :)
Have a good day!
| rachel chapter 14 . 11/4/2012
MORE! its wondufull
| HitomiFeito chapter 14 . 10/30/2012
How tranquil...I guess...This is really good and makes think in mind and heart. It's peaceful like the stillness of water then it's large wave of typhoon uncontrollable and fierce anger etched like a carving then just soft ripples of sadness...Truly beautiful
| Mystical32 chapter 14 . 10/27/2012
Very glad Aberforth helped Harry believe that he has a home. I liked how Harry felt he could trust Aberforth. Great job!
| Dream of Many Dreams chapter 4 . 10/27/2012
I really like this scene between Harry and Ron. You handled it very well.
| Baow chapter 14 . 10/25/2012
| Dream of Many Dreams chapter 1 . 10/25/2012
This is a great opening and really grabs the reader's interests. The pacing is just right, not too fast, not too slow. It was well written with proper grammar and punctuation, which is always a plus in fanfiction.
So far so good, I'll take a look at the other chapters.
| Shadowdude333 chapter 14 . 10/25/2012
Poor Harry! That's soo sad!
| herpderp14 chapter 14 . 10/24/2012
I like the idea of Harry and Aberforth striking up a friendship; it was definitely unexpected! I really enjoy this story as a whole; it's original and I'm looking forward to the next chapter!
| PeanutButterBirthmark chapter 12 . 10/22/2012
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Also Sirius. :3
| redstickbonbon chapter 14 . 10/19/2012
I really liked this chapter. Aberforth as 'therapist' is an inspired choice. Happy to see Harry has a breakthrough. Damn that Snape! Looking forward to the next chapter.
| Chi Vayne chapter 14 . 10/18/2012
I think Harry's "I can't be...normal." was a brilliant line. I wasn't as impressed with Aberforth's response, it may to a little to early for Harry to appreciate. Although honestly I can't think of anything else he could have said.
| Chi Vayne chapter 13 . 10/18/2012
If Harry wasn't the Boy-Who-Lived he could possibly be introduced into Hogwarts after some remedial schooling and some intensive therapy. But even if the expectations of the teachers could be managed, the pressures (expectations, questions) he'd be under by his fellow students would be too much. Snape's unrelenting hatred would make it far worse, and destroy or seriously undermine any possibility of getting him to trust adults.