|Reviews for A Life To Pursue|
| Purplekitten98 3/31/13 . chapter 18
I love the story but don't like the ending - I guess I'm just a sucker for happy endings and sad ones bring me back to real life.
Despite this I'm not going to leave an angry review. I loved all of the first 16 chapters and I won't let the last one stop me from praising you. You did an amazing job with this story, especially considering you started writing it really young! I love your style of writing!
I guess I'll just make up a happy ending in my head to satisfy myself! ;-)
| Silvermoonrising 12/29/12 . chapter 18
I just reread your story and I've got to review because I don't know if I did my first time through. Nearing the end, I loved how you gave mixed messages about Daniel McAllister. I know she's a fairly minor character, but I loved her personality nonetheless. She was a perfect mix of fantastic(fake or fantasy ish) and realistic. She obviously loves her daughter but still chose her job. Another thing I loved was that you braved hateful reviews to write Ryan as an 'empty shell,' as many people phrased it, and managed to pull it off without making Ryan seem pathetic, like most authors seem to do. I loved he reality of having Bane abandon her before he had the whole truth, because you acknowledge the chances as happily ever after even though the reader can easily imagine Bane coming back when his and Ryan's names weren't splashed all over the cover of So Real. Cheers to a truly talented author.
| azura 12/10/12 . chapter 18
please change the ending. it feels like it's hanging. I adore Ryan and she ends up being an empty shell at end. It's not fair.
| g r a m m a r g u r l 11/18/12 . chapter 18
This was. Fucking. AMAZING. It was beautiful, heart-wrenching... and, significantly... realistic. I cried at the end. But it was very appropriate. It's hard to take a story with movie-star characters and make it realistic, but you have done just that... so KUDOS to you! I'm left feeling bittersweet, but it's fitting. I loved how raw and edged Ryan was, yet she was still loveable; you don't get that much in girl characters. This was a fine piece of work, one I will delight in reading again. Though with the sad ending, I don't know if I could put myself through it again... gah. Anyway, I shall stop babbling and go add it to my favs now. _
| jewelwriter 8/29/12 . chapter 18
really enjoyed it
| Guest 7/21/12 . chapter 17
Interesting way to end it.. I loved the story and I couldn't stop reading it once I got started. Although you ended the story in such a loose, cryptic, vague way, I kinda like it because it allows readers to continue the story and imagine it the way they want it. Whether or not that was your intention, I don't know, but nonetheless I still respect you for it. I want to congratulate you for writing such a great story and I hope to read more of your wonderful works in the future
| Guest 7/20/12 . chapter 1
Nice!...i like it xD
| Guest 7/20/12 . chapter 17
Fucked. Up. Ending. :(
| Guest 7/19/12 . chapter 18
I thought the lady wanting to write her story at the end kinda went against the whole theme of secrecy throughout the story. Sorry. I do still love the story though, despite the abrupt ending (it is finished after all :P), please do consider writing a sequel though, it would be really interesting. And thank you for the clarification of the A/N. :)
| Keke 7/19/12 . chapter 18
I enjoyed your ending (even though you didn't put Ryan and Zane together) but I think you should have included more of Zane's life in the story. Sure, I was thinking that it would all end Happily Ever After, but you sure gave us a surprise, and I'm glad that this isn't on of those really predictable stories (no offense authors) that I read all the time on here. Something along the lines of girl falls for guy, guy is popular, girl is freak. Stuff like that are really predictable but for some reason I still like those. I also wanted to congratulate you on finishing your story and being able to pick it up after so many years.
At first when I read your summary I already predicted the ending, Ryan would end up with Zane and they would spend eternity together. And the prologue would be when they are married and have kids, etc. But after reading the whole story, I have to say that I'm surprised and glad, I'm surprised because you took the risk to get reviews saying that they hate your ending and other bad stuff, but I'm also glad because you didn't go for the clique romance but instead went for a more logical ending, one that is more based on reality than just fantasy land.
I think your style of writing is really awesome and I hope you add more stories onto FP!
| IHATEYOU 7/18/12 . chapter 17
WHAT DA FRICK KIND OF ENDING IS THAT I HATE YOU AND I WISHED YOU COULD HAVE WARNED ME ABOUT THIS DUMB ENDING BEFORE I READ THIS DUMB STORY!
| KarmaHope 7/16/12 . chapter 18
Your ending kind o reminded me of a quote from K. A. Applegate on how she ended the Animorphs series- "It was a war story, and realistically, war stories don't have happy endings."
Realistically, I think this is how it had to end. Sometimes, we need a slap in the face that tells us that bit everything is 'happily ever after.' that's not how the real world works. With the situation that the characters were in, I don't think they could have ended up together just like that.
I wish you would do a sequel, caus it seems like the kind of story where they would meet each other again down the road. Like, maybe her mother is covering some event, and she get dragged along, or she goes with we sister to something and runs into him again. He sees that she's basically broken inside, maybe sees that maybe she wasn't tricking him, maybe she was sincere. And maybe they don't end up together, but he could at least try to fix her spirits, maybe bring get out of depression. Maybe they'd be friends. Who knows.
But that's just the scenario in my head. It's your story, and I'm not trying to tell you how to write it. You don't even have to write a sequel if you don't want to.
Well, that's just about my two cents' worth, so I'll leave off now. Just know that I lived the story, and I think you could go places with a sequel :)
| HeyyyitsPickle 7/16/12 . chapter 18
Well, whether they got back together or not, the story was amazing. I didn't really care that it was rushed, it was still really good. I know the chances of you uploading a sequel is reallly scarce but I hope you do. I love your writing, and I hope you continue :)
| choco-rose 6/27/12 . chapter 17
Awwww I knew this was gonna happen and the truth would come out later but I didn't expect the whole truth coming out and trust broken part to come at the end. I would say that this story is perfect but the climax should have come in chapter 15 or shouldering should have added more chapters. Anddd right now I'm surprised I'm still awake :D. Anyways this is a great story. Could have been better but still good. Out of 5 I would give this a 4 to be honest.
| choco-rose 6/27/12 . chapter 8
Lol 5 in the morning is me right now doing an over nighter while reading your story.