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Old 09-06-2013, 06:03 AM   #1
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Childhood’s End by Vera Rozalsky - K+

Title: Childhood’s End
Author: Vera Rozalsky
Rating: K+
Genre: Character study (Hermione)
Status: Oneshot
Library Category: General
Summary: "Post-DH. On the eve of the Decommissioning of Malfoy Manor, Hermione remembers the end of her childhood. The bookstore scene from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, POV Hermione."
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5526332/1/Childhood’s-End

Excellent oneshot about Hermione and her parents. Summary provided by the author is not the best one as it neither AU or a pointless canon rehash.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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It's okay. No, really. Not great, not terrible, just okay. 3/5
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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As Xandrel said.

There's nothing stand out about this. But at the same time, it doesn't suck.

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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Not bad, though I agree that it's more of a borderline 3.5/5 for me than anything.
Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe than time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important how we lived. After all, Number One, we're only mortal.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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There's nothing that particularly stands out. It's average, therefore 3/5.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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An O.K. story, but nothing really jumps out at me as being excellent. 3.4/5
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #7
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I'm going to agree with everyone else on this.

The most glaring issue to me is that the fic simply lacks a point.

I mean, I get that there's this poignant moment at the end when Hermione realizes that she's going to be the protector from now on. But for all of the great thematic possibilities that should have struck a cord in a scene like that (End of innocence, role reversal, etc.) It just fell flat...

It just didn't resonate in any way.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:53 PM   #8
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Decent writing but it's incomplete-- more of a vignette, actually.

2 stars.
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