Reviews for Learning to Live
Debbie in S. Florida chapter 2 . 7/12/2014
I didn't really expect to get teary-eyed reading this. Or at least not for the reasons I am. I'm sad realizing how much I connect with her and how she's feeling. It's been a long time since I was her age, and faced some of the things she's facing, but I remember. I don't think you ever forget those feelings of not belonging, of being alone, of there being no one who really cares, even if there is and you just don't know it or believe it. I still go through times like that even now, so many years later. But how wonderful for her to have a friend, a sweet, caring boy who knows just the right things to say. I think everyone needs a friend like Edward, even if it wasn't a romantic friend. Someone to hold you when you need to be held, to smile when you're feeling low, and to remind you of just how great you are, and to hopefully help you believe it. I only wish this was longer! Any change you'll continue it someday? I so enjoyed it, and I can't wait to read more of your writing. You're really talented! So glad I found this. Now I'm going to go recommend it to my online bestie! know she'll love it, too!
Debbie in S. Florida chapter 1 . 7/12/2014
Okay, I wanted to read this story after reading your A/N about on-line friends. As I'm sure so many, and probably you, have, I met my best friend on-line as a result of this fandom, too, so I knew I had to read this! And oh, am I glad I did. Or am-still another chapter to go, which makes me happy, because as much as I loved this chapter, I'm dying for more. While my friend is female, I still totally related to Bella's story. Talking to someone you haven't met, and may never meet, allows you a freedom you might not have with someone in your RL, and you can tell them your deepest feelings. Despite the tiny bit too obvious coincidence of them ending up both being from Forks, I'll forgive you, cuz otherwise, they might not have met, right?! And oh, was it sweet when they did. I admit my heart almost broke when she thought for that tiny second that it was Mike, cuz really? I knew it couldn't be him as the story says it's E&B fic, of course, but still! it couldn't have been anyone but Edward. No way. Now I'm excited to see what else happens. Such a lovely story and your writing is amazing.
Colleen Alize chapter 2 . 7/7/2014
OK, i can sooooo see this turning into a full length fic. You should think about it.
lellabeth chapter 2 . 6/6/2014
OMG. I didn't think you could improve on the first chapter, but you did. I've been this Bella, desperately trying to be worthy of a beautiful boy with sweet words and a soft heart, and praying to God you can be enough to keep him. Love, love, love. This is so sweet, so touching, so special. Thank you - from the bottom of a heart as hurt as Bella's.
Knit Bug chapter 2 . 1/26/2014
Thank you so much for this wonderful little gem. It was beautiful. I enjoyed this immensely. Again, thank you for sharing your words.

Knit.
fyrebyrd89 chapter 2 . 1/5/2014
More more more!
Ayc12 chapter 2 . 12/30/2013
So, while I'm waiting for my own NotSoBadass, I will also be waiting for you to write another story about my feels and life, okay?
haha. Seriously, though. Bella and Edward are so freaking cute. I couldn't stop grinning during the first two parts of this chapter, because all I wanted to do was squish them and tell them to kiss (ya know, like the Now Kiss meme?) lol

Ngl, I want more. I can relate to Bella and Edward is impeccably sweet, but this story is short and meaningful and perfect right where it ended. (But jsyk, if these two popped into your head again and just won't stop bugging you, I wouldn't be against having another chapter to read... ;))

So perfect. Loved it!

Ale xoxo
Ayc12 chapter 1 . 12/29/2013
Gah.
I can relate to Bella so much. Truly, I felt like you were writing about my life (kind of, sort of, with a couple things that I didn't relate with her much on.) Only difference is, is that I don't have a NotSoBadass to talk to.
I teared up in a lot of places. I just wanted to hug Bella because I've been there, done that, and people suck. so much.
Still, it was so beautiful and heartfelt and I loved it.

"His lips meet mine again and again, and as the sun does down, I learn how to write secrets on his face with my fingertips." swoon and happysighs and dozens of hearts for that line.

Ale xoxo
Killingmesoftl2 chapter 2 . 12/29/2013
I dont even know, how you do it, but this is the sweetest and most realistic story!
I loved it very much! You deserve so much more reviews for this amazing fic!
Killingmesoftl2 chapter 1 . 12/29/2013
This is so beautiful! Amazing story!
S1203 chapter 2 . 12/18/2013
Thank you, that was so beautiful descriptions of teens insecturities...
Moltz chapter 2 . 12/4/2013
In their get-to-know-you emails, Edward seemed to experience loneliness like Bella. But maybe to a lesser degree. What are his triggers? Bella must fear that he is placating her to fit in with the in crowd. If Bella were able to return the sentiment of comforting him she may find her own value in this relationship.
Who was the boy Bella was crushing on before meeting Edward?
Moltz chapter 1 . 12/4/2013
You capture the emotional roller-coaster ride of high school so vividly.
No matter how bad or how blissful home life is, the desire to belong and fit in circumvents all rational.
Why didn't Edward date before?
Is Charlie really avoiding his daughter?
Glad I found this story.
SapphiRubyCrys chapter 2 . 12/3/2013
I'm glad you put up this ch! :)
trixietraci chapter 2 . 12/3/2013
*sigh* (I really did sigh after I finished reading.)

Such a perfect story. Love your words & how beautiful & thoughtful & REAL they are. I want to hug Edward & Bella & tell them everything will be okay because they have each other.

Thank you for this 2nd chapter.
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