|Reviews for Just for Glory|
| MP chapter 20 . 11/29
The first time I read this story was around eight years ago, and I was only 12 then. I am 20 now, and my general opinion about your story has not changed.
I was actually re-reading another story when I suddenly (and very randomly) thought of Piper. At the time, I couldn't remember who she is, but I was sure that I knew her from a story I really enjoyed years ago. I also recalled the story having roof scenes, but that was it. It was just like me to forget the title. I didn't give up though! I eagerly rummaged through my old stuff and checked if I ever quoted a line from here in one of my journals. Well, I did not, but thankfully 12-year old me was clever (or cheesy) enough to make a list of her favorite characters in FP. Lol. Anyway, I was able to find the story by using Donovan and Piper as search keywords. And so here I am.
I just want to say that I have never felt this calm when reading a story. It is just so easy to read, especially without the unnecessary drama. It also feels refreshing to read a story from the male lead's point of view, but I'm glad to still get a good glimpse of the female lead's thoughts at the end. I guess my favorite part is how realistic this story is told and how the relationship took some time to develop. I also love how you characterized Donovan and Piper, and how their teamup is not the typical tandem you'd find in most stories. To me, he's just a guy, and she's just a girl, and it's beautiful like that.
Ahh, I'm thrilled knowing 12-year old me had managed to find this gem (and slightly proud 20-year old me managed to find it again lol). Now I must re-read all of your other stories! Congrats, and many thanks for sharing Just for Glory with us.
| Jia chapter 20 . 11/17
Shall read it againan
| CatNap chapter 1 . 1/14
I don't know if you get notifications for reviews after all this time or not, but I needed to let you know.
I found your story in January of 2007. I don't know if I ever got around to reviewing the first time around as it's been ten years, but I wanted you to know, in the last decade, your story of Donny and Piper has been a constant in my life.
Every few years when I feel disassociated or the anxiety of adult life gets too much, I find myself diving back in, enjoying the warm and pleasure of the familiar story drawn into the comfort of it like a well worn jacket. It feels like home.
I know it's very little to say to someone whose work is as important to me as the Harry Potter series, but I promise you, this story will always have my love.
| Aeoliana chapter 20 . 3/18/2016
Hold on - I'm logging on right after I finish posting this little review just to fave this piece. Your writing is beautiful. Piper and Donovan genuinely made me laugh aloud a couple of times and, dare I say it, shed a tear. I had a hard time peeling my eyes off of my screen for the majority of the day and even secretly continued reading it during dinner. Seriously, not many works get me to postpone my real life but yours managed to weasel into my heart and eat it out. There were so many common pitfalls you avoided so brilliantly. I like the fact that there wasn't needless drama. I like the fact that the characters felt real. I like the fact that you prioritized interactions over physical appearances. It seemed like I was reading a story about love - not lust... Gosh, I simply fail to be able to articulate my feelings right now.
So... yeah. Thank you for sharing gem this with the world :)
| AA chapter 20 . 11/30/2015
| Red chapter 20 . 10/17/2015
This was so so so good! I am honestly, 100% convinced that you could get this published! There were a few typos here and there, but I swear if this turned into a book, people would love it! Please write more stories I NEED MORE STORIES FROM YOU xx
| Red chapter 15 . 10/17/2015
OMG I USUALLY REVIEW AFTER I READ THE WHOLE THING BUT THAT "YOU'RE THE BEST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO ME" JUST TURNED ME INTO FANGIRLING MUSH GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
| Julietish chapter 1 . 8/31/2014
Hi! It's Juliet from A Drop of Romeo. When your story was featured on ADoR, a judge wrote this review for it: I read this whole story in one night - not my best move, considering I had two papers to write, but otherwise completely satisfying and totally worth it. I am in awe of Imaginary Parachute’s skill in characterisation, insight and writing in general.
The story begins with an unpleasant hallway encounter at high school. Donovan is a well-known pothead and slacker, while Piper is the notoriously frigid and clever wallflower. Their unusual friendship develops from a bet - refreshingly, the bet is quickly cast aside without further repercussions, instead of taking over and ruining their relationship.
The author keeps a tight focus on their relationship, giving it time and opportunity to slowly mature without distracting the reader with the high school nonsense that often revolves around main characters. Also, the story is written from both points of view so that the reader really understands both sides of any argument and the conflicting feelings and denial Donovan and Piper face. The pace is fairly slow, but each chapter is filled with detail and reveals something about each character, so that not one of the chapters is extraneous or dull. The deliberate, lingering mood of the story makes the ending exquisitely emotional.
I still think of Donovan and Piper fondly; that is how well and how realistically they were written. I cannot expound enough on the merits and beauty of this story. Read it. Read it.
| Ash chapter 20 . 8/27/2014
This story was unusual, beautiful and more than anything.. realistic. I loved this to bits. Thank you for such a wonderful read.
| Scarlett Frayne chapter 20 . 6/8/2014
I luv this!
| simplee chapter 20 . 4/22/2014
I just LOVE how this isnt your typical highschool romance story. It kept reading. I actually started to lose hope that they would get together until Oliver came in to the story
| NessieXnessie chapter 20 . 11/11/2013
This was beautiful. I loved the plot and the fact how real this felt, certainly haven't read anything like this before. I absolutely beautiful, thank you so much. They are just perfect together and they don't need some corny lines to prove it!
| misssmiley03 chapter 20 . 11/5/2013
I luv it 3
| Guest chapter 20 . 10/19/2013
This an amazing story that cannot be described using words! The best story written by a 15 year old , that's for sure! It leaves you with such a feeling of reality, like only the natural born genius writers could write it! The characters are imperfect, but that's exactly what makes them so real, so charming, so very beautiful! And their friendship, their relationship, their love...It fells so real,it's one of those things in life that makes you laugh and cry straight from your heart...There are simply no words to describe this! Wow, reading this I just felt like I want to know these people, I even forgot they don't exist! And the references about Disney's classics, old films, my beloved Frank Sinatra and one of my most favorite novels - "The catcher in the rye"-just make this story even greater and the characters - even cooler! I just love "Just for glory", it's simply beautiful and I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to feel the sane way! Reading it is not in any way waste of time!Thank you so much for being inspired to write it and post it here!Thank you! I'm sure you're as wonderful as your characters are and I wish you become one of the greatest writers of our age, publish " Just for glory " and write more and more and more. 3
P.S. - I'm sorry if I have mistakes, I'm not a native speaker.
| Belly boo1099 chapter 20 . 8/27/2013
OMG *fangirl screaming* so cute! Beautiful story I loved it and truely enjoyed read it. It has also made me obessed with old movies and songs now such as the movie Guys and Dolls and Sinatra songs ahah. Anyway amazing story! :D