Title: Monochrome KidsAuthor: derryere Word Count:
language and oddness and poetrySummary:
Hermione’s writing letters to her future boyfriend. Notes:
There's something incredibly awkward and sweet and real
about this story. Hermione has a stutter and Draco is utterly ordinary (no sex god, he), but together, they're something more. These two could be kids you went to school with or neighbors enacting a floundering romance or two people reconnecting at a reunion, that's how realistically derryere portrays them.
Add to that an incredibly creative format (it's all composed as letters to an imaginary, future boyfriend "Hank") and images, it's a wonderful read. It's achingly reminiscent of first love, sweet but not fluff, funny but in a way someone you know is funny instead of sizzling one-liners, and romantic without being world-endingangstylove
It's not the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters or heart-wrenching soaps. It's something better.