I like the chapter. First, Hermione's thoughts about herself concerning actions over the year were very thought out. I felt the same way. I never could understand why Hermione, who always stood by Harry's side no matter what had did a complete turn around on him and acted like a total cow to him. Your comment about Ron not helping bridge the gap between the two made me wonder, did Ron slip something to Hermione also? It also shows that Ron still has jealousy issures with Harry. I loved Luna's comback to Ginny about being a scarlett woman. Luna and Harry telling Blaise about Harry being a Slytherin was also very good. Sometimes I think it was not a conicdence that Hagrid, and Ron both told Harry about bad Slytherins.Maybe certain people wanted to ensure that Harry be put into Griffador.
I loved how you had Harry make Hermione choose between boyfriend and best friend, because lets be relastic, Even if Molly and Arthur had no knowledge about what Ginny did, his relationship with that family is gone. And I don't think Hermione's friendship is worth putting up with them. Good job pointing out that before the potion, Harry and Ginny wre never friends. I mean up until that point he barely knew she was alive.
Keep up the good work, and I can't wait for the next chapter.
Thanks for your review. As always you do put a great deal of thought when you review my story and it's greatly appreciated. I thought that the Luna bit was very Ravenclaw and classic Luna, I'm blonde. :) I'm mulling over the next chapter right now in my head. I have some key points that I want to work out first, and should start typing tonight at least a couple of paragraphs. When my muse hits me it hits like a sledge hammer.