|Reviews for Note To Self: Learn Social Skills|
| wakeyourdreamz chapter 31 . 8/24/2011
HEY DUDE! Sooooooo I was seriously loving this story! And then it ended...and I was like..."Huh?"
Truly miffed because it is such an amazing story. It was really very strange and just when I was starting to wonder where the Romance came in, cause it was all Hate/Humor you posted an A/N about how love doesn't have like 'that'. True, but this is a story, I want a cliche story where she hates him at first but then starts to like him, slowly, but surely and I can see that it's going to develop into some sort of like. A lot of the time I was like...'Dude, she hate's his guts.' I got no impression at all that she liked him...and it was putting me off. The only thing that kept me going was the hope that it was cliche and that she'd eventually fall for his ever-prevalent charm.
I was getting all into it and then they get to the ball and I'm thinking maybe...they're going to tell each other. MAYBE, this it! And then the next chapter says 'FINALE' and we're skipped 4 months ahead and she's doing an interview and bursting into his conference to get him back.
I feel like there's a chapter missing. The ending was perfect, do not misinterpret what I'm saying. I just mean, you skipped a whole four months that seems highly relevant to the story. Within that four months...something major happens and he's now an actor and she's at Julliard and they're not on pleasant terms.
I know she briefly, very briefly covers what happened in her interview and in their little dialogue but I'm still left confused at to what happened. I don't want/need you to explain it to me, I'm just saying, maybe that's where a chapter before would've come in handy, to help make it all clearer. The 'going to Julliard' and 'becoming an actor' that was all kind of the motivation of their being together, when she got an audition, it was a huge deal. She ran to HAL not to her mother and he picked her up and kissed her or congratulated her or whatever - that's a big deal. And we've missed out on her acceptance. On his finding out that he got the role. We miss Graduation and how they've parted. WHY they've parted, and why on bad terms. We've missed the fight, the confliction/denial between the two about their feelings for each other and whether to tell or not.
I know this is a really long review and it seems like I'm just picking out the bad points but it's because this story is so amazing but...the ending is missing it's pre-ending. I'd suggest, if you're going to run with this and not add a bit about what happened within that 4 months that you maybe, re-edit the final chapter and put in more detail what happened. Maybe a "It's been four months since...da-da-da-daadaadaa happened between Hal and I." et cetera, would suffice. But if you're happy with it, then sure, whatever. :)
I really did love this story though, there were so many funny moments that literally had me 'laughing out loud'. I was on a peak hour train with people squished on me, reading over my shoulder and giving me strange looks. -shudders- public transport...oh the horrors.
Anyway, I'm onto reading the Difference between you and me, or whatever it was. _ The Soccer one! I suppose you'll hear from me then.
| chellygoesrawr chapter 31 . 8/22/2011
Since I've finaaaally made an account for FictionPress, I have got to say that this is one of the best story I've read. All the emotions and drama and oh gosh, just everything! Mister Monroe still scares me though, but I guess it's okay, haha.
This is one of the sweetest story ever and you're a great writer. Thanks (:
| smurf-love chapter 31 . 8/20/2011
dude i love it, my favorite part was how there banter went along so great with one another, they were both great and are just how me and my husband are lol, i cant totally picture that couple right in front of me now agruing, you did really well
| WhispersOfmyHeart chapter 31 . 8/18/2011
Loved it ! wish there was more lol wish there was a real life Hal as well haha thanks for sharing.
| PotOfGoldXxx chapter 17 . 8/3/2011
You know what I think? I think Hal's grandma secretly loves Katie:D No seriously, I bet she gets really fond of her.
| Hopeless Romantic chapter 25 . 7/25/2011
You're an incredible writer. I love this story. The storyline is great and so is the writing. I have been searching for this type of story for ages. Your story actually brings a warm fuzzy feeling inside me. Thank you so much more sharing this with us!
I really like Hal and Katie too. Hal actually reminds me of a friend I had a huge crush on :D And the chemistry lab scenes make me nostalgic about my high school days with the said boy :)
| S.N. Rainsworth chapter 1 . 7/25/2011
I love you.
I am -so- fucking serious.
One of the sweetest stories ever...even though Hal is an ass (romantic, stubborn ass) and Chad is just...ugh and Katie is just so oblivious sometimes that it makes me facepalm.
| rituisawriter chapter 31 . 7/24/2011
So I'm absolutely outraged by how this has 947 reviews. I think you deserve wayy more than that. This is an absolutely wonderful story and I truly enjoyed it. In fact I just finished reading it and its 3:20am. I love Hal and Katie. They are the perfect match. I love how you have developed this story and the characters. I'm sad this story is over but I'm so glad I found it. :)
| annie chapter 31 . 7/20/2011
really love this story! hope you decide to post more stories and maybe a little something from hal's point of view
| summer-luvs-pandas chapter 31 . 7/20/2011
That was adorable! *sigh* they r almost like a match made in heaven. 2 bad real relationships don't start like that and end like that well anyways I loved it!
| iamspastic chapter 31 . 7/18/2011
Awesome story! Sequel please.
| loveL chapter 31 . 7/15/2011
I loved this story! It was kind of confusing at first, with Hal's behavior, but then I started realizing that it was because he liked her. Aaargghhh I just want to pull out my hair, and strangle Katie and Hal for being stupid!
I wish you wrote more on Katie and Hal's happy, real relationship after they sorted out their misunderstandings. Maybe a sequel?
And I don't know if you've ever read it, but your story kinda reminds me of Gone with the Wind.
Keep writing :D
| loveL chapter 2 . 7/14/2011
I'm liking Katie...and Hal, even though he's sounding like an asshole. Katie's family seems relatable to.
Fantastic job with this story so far!
| AliasBubblegum chapter 26 . 7/14/2011
I love the story. I really do, although I saw the James/Lily thing coming from a mile away. I usually don't review finished stories until the last chapter, but I thought you should know that you are not alone in forgetting which day of the week it is without school. So yeah. Bye.
| White Alchemist chapter 14 . 7/13/2011
What does the AP class stand for? Because I come from the Philippines and AP stands for Aralin Panlipunan. :D