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Review #1, by nott theodore Normality

9th July 2014:
Hi again, Amy! (I should tell you, your author's note made me laugh so much. This happens to me all the time - I intend to write something nice and happy but then it turns into real angst that's just so depressing :P)

I loved your take on Petunia in this story. She's a lot younger at this point than I normally see her portrayed in fanfiction, especially when it's told from her perspective. I thought that you added a lot to her characterisation and I think the fact that she was so young helped a lot. I loved all of the questions in this that Petunia was asking herself which showed the uncertainty she was feeling, and that she wasn't completely sure when it came to how she behaved towards Lily. I felt sorry for her, too, because she's constantly overshadowed by a younger sister and that cannot be easy for her. This was a great exploration of her character!

Sian :)
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Review #2, by Secret Santa! :) Normality

24th December 2012:
Hello again! :)

Haha, yeah that didn't exactly make me fall in love with Petunia but it was great all the same! For some reason I kept comparing the things you said happened to Lily and the things Petunia did to Harry. Like when you said everyone was told Lily went to a posh private school and yet Petunia told people Harry went to a school for naughty kids or something. Just makes me sad because she knew whats she could have done but she didn't.

This was nicely written and I think you've got Petunia's character nailed. I imagine this as when she was still a child though, after she called Lily a freak maybe? I don't know, she seems upset at what she's done but also like she doesn't want to be upset because she wanted to be noticed.

I'm gonna stop now, before I start to ramble on forever. You've did a great job! :)

Author's Response: Hey!
Yeah, it was a total flop with trying to get people to fall in love with her. I guess it's just not an easy thing to do. I have always assumed that parents of muggleborns always used that reason and it just depended on the type of child as to what type of school they claimed they went to.
This was set at some point during Lily's time at Hogwarts. I never really decided the exact point, but it is early on, probably during Lily's first year I guess.
Thank you so much for the review!

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Review #3, by gingersnape Normality

9th September 2012:
I don't think I fell in love with Petunia exactly, but I did want to give her a big hug and some tea and just let her rant. You really got at how she was very conflicted and was very relatable. I think we've all been in her position, where we start to question why the world sin't fair, and you wrote that feeling so, so well. The last line was my favorite I think, because it both left the story open and summed everything before it well. Amy needs to write lots more things. (nod) Very pretty. :D

(h) Annie

Author's Response: I have come to the conclusion that is is fairly impossible to fall in love with Petunia in the same way that it is impossible to fall in love with Snape. Their actions in life, no matter their motives, were wrong and for that, we can never forgive them. Hugging them is always acceptable though!
Thank you for the review!! (h)

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