|Reviews for Fragrant Magnolias|
| Substitute Brain 8/25/06 . chapter 10
At the beginning I was thinking oh great, all the characters are beautiful, preppy, and rich. Perfect little Barbies. This is gonna be bad.
But as I read I was pleasantly surprised. The anorexia and self-confidence issues really make Victoria seem more realistic and lifelike. The dialogue and body language really brings it to life and I just...LIKE it. :)
Keep it up!
| eldrin 8/25/06 . chapter 10
Melanie and Victoria both have their issues, but you don't throw it all at the reader in a clump. Problems come to the surface gradually, sometimes piecemeal and sometimes more intensely, but it is always wonderfully suited to the individual character and the point in the story. Really brilliant job with this. Beautiful story.
Another note that I must make: this story is helping me understand anorexia a bit better. Seeing it told from a personal, human perspective is quite different than the more technical medical/psychological reading I've done. I've found that I've been terribly (perhaps unforgivably) judgmental and, I hate to admit it, cruel towards a friend about this. Maybe this story has opened my eyes a bit more because the anorexia is an ever-present, major formative aspect of the character but remains intertwined with the greater reality of the person.
I digress. Just want to say: excellent story; wonderfully human.
| eldrin 8/24/06 . chapter 9
Such beautifully developed characters! A most excellent story: I am eager to continue reading.
| BlinkOctober 8/21/06 . chapter 9
This is a really good story, most people would of gotten to the action parts already but your giving all the information before the action. I think thats good. I like your chracters, you explain their personality's very well. You are a good writer I really enjoy this story. Can't wait till you update.
| Sleepless In Seattle 8/20/06 . chapter 9
ok i changed my mind, i was rushing through it before and didn't even read the good stuff. AKA the last couple of paragraphs. it's great, as usual
| eldrin 8/19/06 . chapter 8
I'm really starting to love this story. Love how you revealed that Melonie was adopted and how Scarlett got Victoria to thinking about girls.
| Incognito 8/19/06 . chapter 9
Thats a really, really good story. Everything screams "quality"! Please, do go on. Cant wait for the next chapter. ))
| marile 8/19/06 . chapter 9
hey wow. im pretty impressed by this storyespecially when you are a striaght girlhahai like itvery muchso thanks for writingkisses byemarille
| paledaisy78 8/18/06 . chapter 9
i glad shes starting to think about how kissing boys isn't right to her, but when she come to terms with how shes feeling?
i want to feed Victoria a sandwich, she has friends, so why don't any of them notice how skinny she's getting?
gr, write more! i want to see how Melanie and Victoria's relationship develops!
| Sleepless In Seattle 8/18/06 . chapter 9
I guess this chapter is okay. A tad boring to be honest, but I'll still be reading. How many chapters are there going to be anyway, and when Mel and Vic get together, will it end like that, or will it continue, like in all the problems they have? are you gonna make a sequel? Sorry for the questions i just really want to know!
| rozlilta 8/18/06 . chapter 9
Well, I'm learning a lot of things about anorexia, because I didn't know what is BMI and more things.
Actually, even in our times there are too many people that don't know about anorexia and its effects, and I think that stories like yours must been more spreaded.
So, I like how the story go right now. I learn things, I have fun, well, I just can beg for more updates.
| the reign 8/18/06 . chapter 9
i really liked reading this fiction. you went and thoroughly described victorias character... and i actually realized that most of this is really just her thoughts and reactions of whats happening-more thinkie stuff than actual doing stuff. helps to get a feel of what victoria is really like. it doestn compromise your story at all... anyways...
| Dancer431 8/18/06 . chapter 2
Well I was about to read your story but then I realized that Chapter 1 is Chapter 2. So theres two Chapter 2's just so you know. So I'll come back and read it later when its fixed.
| LEDlorien7 8/18/06 . chapter 9
Vic lost her period? That's really really bad isn't it?I hope one of her friends does something soon, she needs help.
AHA! she doesn't like kissing guys now too! heheheheh
She's always cold? it's because she has nothing to keep her warm! that's what fat is for. having a little is healthy!
OK, I'm going to talk directly to Melanie for a second, ok? I usually talk to Vic in my reviews, sorta.
Mel: You don't need to feel guilty because if you hadn't been adopted, and if you weren't living such a good life with your adoptive parents, you would be a little fetus in a freezer that scientists are doing stem cell research on.
Yeah, Vic, the psychoanalyzing was so not a good choice. Wow, Vic is so lucky that worked out. I think Mel *likes* her, so that probably helped.
You know, it's great that Vic doesn't feel resentful towards her parents, but she should. It's kind of sad, that she doesn't know them, and they don't know her. And if they were home more, maybe they would have gotten her help much sooner.
It's so sweet that mel gave her a flower. I bet it's a magnolia! ooh, i feel smart right now! hahahaha
Aw, and they hug too! yay! I applaud you for finally getting some action in! *applauds*
I have absolutely no idea what BMI is, so i'm pretty confused right now. But, thank you for explaining. Oh, and I'm going to hug you ok? *hugs*
| kitt 8/14/06 . chapter 8
no no no. not boring. interesting! :)