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Review:soufflegirl99 says:
This one shot is so awesome! I love the unique characterisation of Petunia - it's brilliant, and her thoughts, emotions and OCD is amazingly portrayed in such an inventive and original way.

I loved the bits that were in italics; her thoughts slipping through and the delivery of them in classic as well - you managed to slot them in just the right tone of the story. Sorry if that doesn't make sense!

The last line really punched me in the stomach (not literally...) and the way you wrote it...ah! It was just awesome, and the whole theme of gardening, and cleaning was maddeningly addictive and riveting. I've never seen Petunia as well written as managed to perfectly capture such a complex character - combining her flaws, regrets and the real her we don't see much of in the book. I love the way you wrote her with a bit of a dry sense of humour, I always imagined her with that, and I thought it was really sweet how Vernon always kind of cared and looked out for her. That bit was really touching!

You describe OCD astonishingly well - I'm glad to say I've been lucky enough to never experience anything like it, but even little things like the way she dreams of the feeling of washing her hands is really shocking. Oh! That brings me to another thing; the relationship you write about between Lily and Petunia. I love the way how it isn't just Petunia winding Lily up, but Lily (who's often portrayed as this perfect figure) is just as mean and unkind back - especially with the whole cleaning thing in the last paragraph. Seriously, that was a low blow. The bits about how Lily mentions hogwarts makes me seriously empathise with Petunia, and I can kind of understand why Petunia hates magic now if all she can see of it is the bits Lily shows her.

Altogether a really memorable and fascinating one shot - aha, I can see why you found it horrible having the number 19!

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