hello (: some time ago you mentioned you haven't read "Hermione Granger's Hogwarts Crammer for Delinquents on the Run" since it was a WIP, but now that it's done would you mind writing a bit about your thoughts on it? it's always super super helpful when i'm deciding what to read next. thanks so much <3
Ooh! What a lovely ask!!! Thank you for giving me the chance to gush about Hermione Granger’s Hogwarts Crammer for Delinquents on the Run by @waspabi, because it was an absolutely AMAZING fic and it deserves all of the gushes.
Summary: ‘You’re a wizard, Harry’ is easier to hear from a half-giant when you’re eleven, rather than from some kids on a tube platform when you’re seventeen and late for work.
(Harry never went to Hogwarts, and is finally found by Hermione, Draco, Ron, Neville, Luna, and Ginny when he’s seventeen. They spirit him away, then teach him magic and FRIENDSHIP while on the run living out of a tent)
Thoughts: Okay, the CHARACTERIZATION in this fic!!! Goddamn. Everyone is written so perfectly and the group dynamic somehow just feels so right! Really, everything about the fic constantly had me like “yes!!!!” The story is poignant but also fucking hilarious; I laughed out loud so much I embarrassed myself a few times. Also this fic contains possibly my favorite line of anything I’ve ever read, and it was the most random unrelated-to-the-plot line (so no spoiler alert, haha):
(from a description of a new setting) Several middle-aged women sobbed by a long table of dried fruit.
And I know loving this line so much makes me Very Strange, but like it just gave SUCH A PERFECT SENSE OF THE TYPE OF GATHERING THEY WERE AT and so succinctly and I think the fact that I loved this random (not even Drarry-related!!) line so much just goes to show how truly amazing the writing of the fic was overall. I aspire to write like this. So omg anon, if you are wondering what to read next, look no further :)