Comments on 'New Roots'

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Megan McCarthy
New! Entered: 2012-11-09
Of all the elves who had to wait in wrapstuff, poor little Newt got it the worst. Seeing how out of place he feels here in the new tribe just makes me feel so sad, as well as the fact that he doesn't quite accept the two elves who took him in yet. This is a great, emotional story, and reading it again now just makes me happy that Newt has now found his place in the current tribe!
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2011-09-22
Such a poignant story! I like the section with Newt sitting with the two elders, going over the things he notices that are new or that seem different. And I like how his reluctance to find a new wolf-friend is part fear and insecurity, and part unwillingness to give up yet another piece of his past -- but particularly I like how this shows glimpses of him being a little boy who is sometimes cross or sometimes sad, just as you'd expect him to be.
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2011-06-22
Newt's fear at forgetting names hit home. Not only is he grieving the lost ones, but he also has to get use to a world where there are strangers - when you've lived with the knowledge that the only elves out there are your friends and family, waking up in a world where there are people you haven't known since birth, even though they're distant relations of your kin, must be terrifying. Getting a wolf-friend and giving him a 'soul name' was wonderfully cathartic!
Beth K.
New! Entered: 2010-10-24
Moving to new places every couple of years, I really think you've captured that feeling of unease and root-less-ness that comes along with it. I can definitely empathize with Newt needing to push people away so he's not hurt again - and was so glad when Browncoat stood the ground and refused to let him turn away again. It must have been such a difficult adjustment, and it's great to read about the small steps he's taking towards recovery.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2010-10-05
I think what stood out to me here was Browncoat's persistence, and how the wolf seemed to pick up on both of them feeling "outside" the rest of the tribe/pack. What a neat bond!
Melanie D.
New! Updated: 2010-10-01
:D It's SO neat to finally see that one up :D I know you worked long and hard on this and thank you SO much. I lobve all the little things about it. Like Mareike pointed out the three picture and what I really love is how it points out that generations passed while Newt was sleeping! The idea of not knowing a name seems so ormal to us but in such a small circle I can imagine how scaring that is.

I also love how Browncoat and Newt bound and how they find a shared aim and what the wolfe teachs him unintended about "repalcements" :) Again thank you SO much!
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2010-09-30
Aww ... I just want to hug Newt! You really managed to get down this feeling of not belonging, of being a stranger - and seeing that Newt never had been a stranger, how terrifying it is. And I really love the image of the tribe as a tree that grew without Newt ...

But yay, I'm so glad that Browncoat was persistent and Newt now has a new friend to root him in this strange new world :).
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