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Review:CambAngst says:
Hi, there!

I read Delicate for the first time ages ago. Well, two years, anyway, which is ages in Internet time. Since then, I've joined the forums, written stories of my own, beta read for other people and I've read and reviewed more stories than I can come close to remembering. Still, this is the story that defines the Scorpius-Rose relationship for me. I don't think anything is ever going to change that. It's just that good.

The way you write Rose Weasley is one of the most amazing things I've ever read. You bring this amazing depth and subtlety to her character. And it isn't just the snark -- although the snark is really great, too. You've given her a vulnerability that underlies her intimidating exterior. It makes it nearly impossible not to root for her. She's the female friend that everyone wishes they had in high school, if only so that you had an opportunity to occasionally see past the facade and connect with the real Rose Weasley. Because she's somebody really special.

I also like how she embodies traits that are immediately recognizable from each of her parents. She has her mother's intelligence and well-developed sense of right and wrong, but her father's pride and lack of perceptiveness where social situations are concerned. She has her mother's short fuse when it comes to suffering fools but with some of her father's lovable goofiness.

Lastly, I love the fact that no matter what, she's surrounded by love. Her cousins may annoy her. Her brother may be going through some weird, angry goth kid phase. She may be scared to death of what her parents are going to think. But she isn't shutting out the world. In that regard, at least, she isn't her Uncle Harry.

I wanted to point out a couple of my favorite lines from this chapter, the ones that I always think of when I think of Rose:

Nobody breaks up with Rose Weasley in front of the whole school. - Weasley pride at its finest!

The girl looks on the verge of tears and I swear to Merlinís mother if she starts crying I will kick her in the face. She has nothing to be upset about. - This line is such an interesting mix of Ron and Hermione. There's some of the worst of each of them in it.

I run to Dad, giving him a big ďIím-still-your-little-girl-even-though-Iím-pregnantĒ hug. - An inaugural member of the Pantheon of Awkward Hugs.

I can't think of a single piece of constructive criticism to offer you, and what would be the point, really? You wrote one of the defining stories in the history of HPFF. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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