So, I posted this in "Almost Recommended" a while back, but since reading: " Especially well-written stories - even if they come with un-DLP-like ships or ideas should rather be submitted for review," I decided to post it here. (Note: there's another story titled Foolish in the library, but it's by a different author). Seldom do I read a fic with such a mature voice, especially in the romance/angst corner of HP fandom. Every situation Ginny finds herself in (it is a Ginny POV fic) is both believable within the storyworld, and handled realistically. The OCs are plentiful, but every one that is important is well-developed with their own distinct personality. Harry, Ginny, and other canon characters are all within character, except that they're older and have matured, or are dealing with issues of surviving post-war. There is not a hint of bashing, and even so, Ron can still be recognized as sometimes speaking before thinking, or being a little overexuberant about things. Molly, who makes a very small appearance in the story, is still very protective, but not overprotective. The writing itself is well above ninety-nine percent of what is found on ff.net. Words are well chosen, sentences constructed properly, and there's a nice flow to her lines with very few spelling errors. There are, of course, places where the story falls a little flat, but the fact of the matter is, at least for me, that the overall depth and skill of writing carries you past those places with little more than a hiccup. Matter of fact, the reason I found that I noticed them, was because I was used to such a decent overall quality that any slip became that much more noticeable. The three reasons I didn't post it here the first time were: (1) pairing, (2) stylistic issues (use of bold, italics, etc), and (3) the author tends, at times, to use two or three metaphors to get the point across, when only one is necessary. Now, as I think back over it, the style issues are more my hang-up since I'm a style-reader for a grad school. The metaphors are a bit much at times, but the usual quality with which she handles them at least make for a pleasant read before the storyline picks back up. tl;dr a pretty good story with quality writing and a mature voice. Don't let the fact that it's Ginny or marked as Romance/Angst dissuade you from reading it. EDIT: Forgot to say: please, for the love of God, don't grade it based on "OMG! I HATEZ GINNY!" or "I HATEZ ANGST!" Give the story it's due and judge it on it's merits.