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    January 28th, 2008

    On Becoming A Woman

    On Becoming a Woman by Anne-Cara Apple

    Summary: “Everything suddenly seemed much clearer now.” Oneshot, 6,198 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Narcissa Malfoy is not Bellatrix, the headstrong and daring one, or Andromeda, the rebel — she is the sister who grew up into a very specific role, and the four spotlighted moments that Anne-Cara Apple shows us illustrate this perfectly. Everything about this rings just right — it’s not overstated, her interactions with Sirius and Andromeda are particularly spot on, and you truly feel as though you’re watching her grow up and accept her place in life. When you read this, you’re not only reading about Narcissa, but the tradition and pretension of pureblood society, and it’s the way the two are interwoven that makes this wonderful.

    Why You Might Not Care: If it bothers you when names don’t match up with the Black Family Tree, you might not like the first section very much, but there was a time when authors had to make up the names of various parents, and I suppose she could have done a lot worse than “Flavia.” Other than that, no complaints. This is beautiful.

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    2 Responses to “On Becoming A Woman”

    1. Liz Says:
      January 28th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

      Nice rec, Sara. I particularly enjoyed Bella.

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    3. Christina Says:
      January 28th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

      Great rec Sara, I particularly liked her Sirius.

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