Comments on 'Understanding Copper'

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Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2012-12-21
Crackle and Copper make an interesting pair. This story had their different personalities playing off of each other beautifully, and I loved Copper's comment at the end.
Emberra Owen
New! Entered: 2012-01-28
I quite enjoyed this story, though for a while it made me a bit sad. To think that the cubs would go three on one against Copper is just too cruel. It also makes me sad to think that maybe for an instant she thought that being in wrapstuff for a time made her dangerous. Though I was so happy to see Crackle help her through it. I could really see the two becoming good friends as they got older. This is a really nice piece of writing.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2011-09-20
The idea of Crackle infecting Copper with her clever and macabre imagination and gift for playing an audience is a scary one! I hope we see more of that combination in the future.
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2011-06-19
What can I say that hasn't been said yet? It's absolutely marvellous to see out daredevil Crackle being the mature one, and it is so great to see how she reassures little Copper. What a great look at Copper, too - while she is certainly different, she is still a child, not a miniature adult, and she gets as upset as any kid when the others push her too much. I really enjoyed the twist at the end! With those two planning to get back at them, Rill, Cinder and Glow better watch out!
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2011-06-18
What I really, really love about this is how Crackle uses her talent with words for once to NOT scare someone but reassure Copper. This was really touching in my eyes. I love the atmosphere. I rally could hear the girl's voices in the silence of the den. Lovely!

I love the atmosphere here and the whole topic. Kids can be so mean to each other and they don't eve realize. And I truly enjoy Copper here. We din't see her "strangeness" that well shown... but here it beams all over and it is not forced or something but seems natural to the girl. Wonderful!
Heidi Henderson
New! Entered: 2011-06-17
This is such a sweet little story, Joan! It's neat to see Crackle a bit more grown up here, and being someone the new cubs can lean on!
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2011-04-09
Oh, Joan, I like your style of story telling so much! What a lovely story! Grown up Crackle is great and still the same... just a bit more mature. Your portrait of Coppers`"strangeness" is very convincing. Such lovable characters, both of them.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2011-04-01
I *love* this story. It had me laughing at the end... when Copper decided NOT to tell the boys... And made me think that Crackle has a new disciple of sorts... This was just great. I really like how Crackle is able to reach out to Copper.
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2011-04-01
I LOVE seeing the cubsitting tables turned (to some degree) on Crackle -- you can only imagine how sweet a payback her elders find that! And I LOVE your line "She looked thoughtful, in that strange way that was all Copper." Perfect!
Hannah Bochart
New! Entered: 2011-03-24
This is a wonderful set of firsts in one story: the first time we see a true Copper character study, and the first time we see Crackle start to flex her 'grownup' muscles. I love how you managed to capture Copper's solemnity and thoughtfulness without turning her into the fragile and ultimately boring child mystic that pops up all too often in fantasy. She is really a burning and bright person here, with a backbone all of her own.

And Crackle... well, damn, if she hasn't grownup lovely. I got such a kick out of seeing the same imaginative quirk that made her such a wonderful cub put to use in such a mature way. She is a little elder, that is to be sure.

Fantastic job here!
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