Review for Harry's Second Chance

Harry's Second Chance

(#) saugart 2006-10-08

It's a fine tale, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I was hoping to bump its rating up and can not do so! My only options were the following, since it has already reached its maximum "good stuff" ranking of 5: OOC -- inappropriate, given the changes which happened to Harry and Hermione from the time travel ; Illiterate -- nope. It's clearly literate, ; Cliche -- no, it's not a cliche Harry-time-travels story ; Train Wreck, Boring, and Predictable obviously don't apply.

Aha! I have found it:

Oh, this is such a Mary Sue story! "Hermione taught at a Muggle University in Christchurch and became an authority...." : Just what you'd like to be doing, right , Dr. T?

Oops, I think you're already an authority in your field with a Professorship. I don't think "Mary Sue" applies to retroactive wish-fulfillment, when you already got there on your own. :) I suppose I'll also have to avoid applying the "Mary Sue" label to any fourteen-year-old girl who on her own has managed: to become best friends with Harry, Hermione and Ron; to get sorted into Gryffindor; to demonstrate mysterious magical powers; and who at (whatever the age of consent is in her jurisdiction) has already taken the virginity of the Boy Who Lived.

Thanks again for writing.

Author's response

Trust me, whatever authority I have, it ain't in maths!