|Reviews for Letters to Mary McGraw|
| Xanthe P 12/26/09 . chapter 16
*tears on the inside*
That was so... SWEET! :')
I absolutely love it! Falling in love through letters... so romantic. And it does happen in real life too.
Ah, amazing amazing amazing story. I can't believe I've never read this.
| Skyterra 12/25/09 . chapter 11
I know you have finished the story, and I love what I am reading so far. It is really cute the way they fall for each other through letters.
I just noticed something toward the end, however... it says that Ellen is noticing the relationship growing between the two "teenagers," but if I recall correctly, wasn't Mary a freshman when James was a senior? If so they should be three or four years apart, and since Mary just turned 19, James should be at least 21-23... maybe I am thinking of another story? Sorry. :)
| goldenspork 12/14/09 . chapter 16
I wrote the same challenge! :) Yours is a lot different than mine though, I must say. I liked yours, though James travelling through Australia without writing seems to have been pointlessly cruel.
| Jaliy 12/7/09 . chapter 16
Nice story! I enjoyed reading it..
| benzene 11/28/09 . chapter 16
Wonderful. Heartfelt. A little cliche but not too bad. I love the bench ending. Great character development. Grammar wise, it could use some simple editing for tenses and word use. But lovely!
| AnnalizebethMadrid 11/12/09 . chapter 16
So, it's been a while since I first read this. Maybe three months or so. I remember stumbling upon it late one night, as I was going to bed, and then staying up for far longer than I should have to finish reading it. That, in and of itself, isn't unusual for me. Once I find a good fic, I can't put it down until I finish it. Then, normally, I forget about it within a few weeks.
What makes this story different, and what compelled me to write a review for it (when I so rarely do so), is that it's stuck in my head. I'll be doing something random, and I'll think about the characters. Or I'll get this weird compulsion to come read it again. I've come back to read it at least four or five times now, and I can't even put a finger on why. It's made me laugh, and cry, and stay up far past my bedtime :P (like, we're talking up-til-6am-after-programming-until-4am-and-with-cl ass-at-eight). I've got no memory for details, but the story's just really stuck with me. Thanks for creating such a compelling and revisitable world, and thanks for giving us a window into it :)
| animegirl214 9/24/09 . chapter 16
:D :D :D :D :D :D
that is so cute! :D :D :D
i was grinning like crazy while reading this... so awesome! eheheheheh
i wish there was a epilouge.. like them being together on a date or something? :P
| Y.O.O 9/23/09 . chapter 16
I love this story. It made me cry for James and Mary. But it also made me remember how wonderful love between two people is. It's something I forgot and I needed a reminder for. It made me remember to stay happy because the world is dark and it's not going to change if I don't. Thank you for sharing your story. The reviews should be hundreds higher!
| its-like-i-sed 9/19/09 . chapter 16
i absolutely luved ur story n i really hope u won the award because it is wat u deeserv fab writer n u hav created this n put it 2gether with the plot in the best way any1 could ever do soo thanx soo much 4 writing such a great story
| Genato 8/18/09 . chapter 16
i really, really love this fic. it's the innocence in mary, it's bill and molly and it's james fighting a smile when he gets a letter. what i just don't like is the last chapters. i mean, wth? australia was too random, and it wasn't in james' character to send dead bodies to his father and girlfriend pretending that it was his corpse. it's so.. insensitive? and i dunno, i think you just lost the character development from there. i expected tears and all. but oh well.
| Carlotta Lynn 8/7/09 . chapter 16
That was great! I got scared there for a minute. Then I was like, no she wouldn't do that to us! Her reaction to him coming back was AWESOME! haha. made me laugh and read it again! Thanks for the story it was great!
| phoenixtears 8/1/09 . chapter 16
This was such a beautiful story. Iread it straight through without taking any breaks lol. I loved the plot so much. I almost cried at the end. I love James and Mary as a couple and I'm glad it worked out that way. It was kind of like a Nicolas Sparks storyline, only without the lovers dying in the end. I'm sad about Bill dying, he was a good character and Lucy was awesome as well. I loved Mr Waters and Mary's dad. Good character development and great plot. I wouldn't change a thing about the entire story. You just needto check for a few grammatical errors but it wasn't anything major, it's not like it detracted from your awesome story.
| MiZZ SaHurr 7/31/09 . chapter 16
Wow, that was so sweet, and wonderful, and amazing. I AM SO GLAD THEY GOT A HAPPY ENDING! I was hoping it wouldn't turn out like Dear John, have you read that? It's by Nicholas Sparks...anyway, so nice, and I cried, a lot. But what can I say, I'm just a regular 17 year old, who is a hopeless romantic underneath her 'I am always together and I mean business' exterior lol. Super duper amazing:)
| Godsmusician93 7/3/09 . chapter 16
OH MY GOODNESS! this one of the best stories in fiction press! So well done and so amazing!
| books and boys 7/2/09 . chapter 3
I really like this story, but some of the things people say seem way out of date. Like, when Mary says, "So you aren’t going to forbid my writing James?” That sounds like something a person living in the 18th century would say. The story is supposed to be set in the late 60s and early 70s, right? I don't think a dad in that time would be fobidding his daughter to write someone, or saying James would have to ask his permission to ask Mary out.
I don't know... that's just what I think. Sorry if I'm coming off rude, by the way! :) Not intended.
Anyway, like I said, I'm really enjoying it so far! :D