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Reviews For A Beacon of Light

Name: Renacera (Signed) · Date: 09 May 2018 09:54 PM · [Report This]
Story:A Beacon of Light Chapter: It is Gone

Hi Claudia!

I just wanted to come by and say congratulations for winning 'Puff of the Month in April! You totally deserve it! I validated this story when you first posted it and noticed it hadn't received any reviews, so I definitely wanted to come by and let you know what I thought!

I think you really took an important topic here—poverty—and integrated it into the Harry Potter universe very well. It's so interesting to consider historical events as they relate to canon. (For example, on a completely different mood, I saw something once that mentioned that the Spice Girls would've been popular in the Muggle world while Harry was at school, haha.)

Anyhow, so I really enjoyed considering the magical world in relation to the stock market crash and how that would affect Muggleborns (and perhaps even the magical economy as well).

I also want to compliment you on the depth of feeling in this story. You captured the emotions of your OC so well. Change and loss are even more difficult for children to experience, especially when they're due to bigger political or social causes that aren't easy to explain. But you showed a young person with so much depth and hurt, and it was hard to think about a child with that much weight on her.

Finally, I think you integrated the past scenes and the present very well. The past perfectly complemented and explained everything that Edith had lost without being too explicit. Those moments were well chosen and resonant.

Overall, this was really lovely! Great job!

Best,
Emily



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