Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Growing Pains

Author: Eekfrenzy
Nominator: bridilliel
2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Hobbits: Post-Ring War

Story Type: Story : Length: Ficlet
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: A little story about the difficulty Merry has back in the Shire after he's grown a bit...

Reviewed by: bridilliel -- Score: 3

This is such a delightful story about Merry's return to Hobbiton. Understandably, nearly all fanfiction regarding the Hobbits’ return to their homeland is depressing, so this was refreshing. I love the interaction between Merry and his future wife. :)

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 2

Poor Merry can't win for losing when he comes back taller than everyone else except Pippin. It's a very funny look at the long term effects of the Ent draught, and a very nice Estella, as well.