|Reviews for Twice as Bright|
| Dusty Miller chapter 1 . 1/29
I'm stunned. This is so incredibly well-written. So many refuse to look past the cold exterior and see why Petunia made the decisions she did. I'm delighted to have come across this. Thank you.
| P.Mellark chapter 1 . 1/26
This. was. amazing.
So short, but still so sad, sweet and sentimental all at the same time! I feel for Petunia, but at the same time, I can't hate Lily and James. This just goes to show how little Petunia actually knew of what was happening in Lily's life.
I especially love the last two sentences.
(And woah, I just noticed this was written 10 years ago :O I wonder why I've never read this before)
| Panicker chapter 1 . 1/23
I forgot to mention.
THE GRAMMAR WAS PERFECT!
Perfect punctuation; NOT A COMMA OUT OF PLACE.
Perfect spelling (THANK YOU! YOU HAVE PRESERVED MY SANITY!)
All in all, you can write.
| Panicker chapter 1 . 1/23
I just wish, sometimes, I could write a little better.
This...one-shot contained more poignancy than most 41-chapter fictions I have read.
And believe me when I say I read fanfiction.
I am stunned at the different facets of Petunia Dursley you have thrown light on. As you mentioned, I am tired of the insipid-cross-between-a-horse-and-harpy depicted in most fanfictions.
I have nothing against teenagers (I AM one), but this portrayal was mature and illuminating. And I commend you for it.
Another compliment to your style: I rarely write reviews. You are the second. Thank you
Reply sometime. I'd like to talk to a PERSON.
| DarthGranola chapter 1 . 11/11/2014
Loved the ending!
| attheturnofthetide chapter 1 . 10/20/2014
Oh Petunia... great, now I don't hate her anymore...
| MPPMaraudergirl chapter 1 . 8/31/2014
Beautiful! I've never read a Petunia perspective piece but the 2nd person KILLED it. Kudos to you. And I like to believe that this is actually how they felt.
| horsegirl275 chapter 1 . 7/21/2014
I love this take on Pertunia, wonderful job!
| StrawberryofLife chapter 1 . 7/17/2014
This gives me mixed emotions. It's really sad - from Petunia's perspective - and it really makes sense why Lily and Petunia don't have a great relationship from that point of view. And although I totally agree with Petunia, I also totally agree with Lily. I've never been the younger child, so I understand Petunia's view as a fellow older sister - but I love Lily and James so much it is hard to decide which I like better.
And if I had read that before I read the entire Harry Potter series I'm quite sure, frankly, my view on the Dursleys would have changed a lot more. Although I always thought that although they aren't treating Harry right, Harry has no right to treat THEM like that...
...THEY took him in when he had no place to go. THEY still fed him and give him a bed and give him clothes. THE DURSLEYS still let him live in THEIR house while they pay for him to live. Frankly I don't like Harry that much. Although...
...I think I've made my point clear. If I haven't: Your story is amazing. Keep up the great work!
| danimaltauro chapter 1 . 3/10/2014
You made me feel sorry for Petunia
| Leaving and Left chapter 1 . 3/6/2014
Aw... Poor Petunia...
| jaisydaisy chapter 1 . 1/29/2014
you made me cry. i hope you're happy.
| ilovetoread38 chapter 1 . 1/14/2014
Oh this was excellent. A great perspective on why Petunia was so resentful of Harry and her sister.
| fidelius-charming chapter 1 . 12/24/2013
that's so sad and sweet and heartbreaking 3
| Cliodhna chapter 1 . 11/15/2013
I think I might have reviewed this before - the login feature isn't working and maybe I reviewed it on Unknowable Room anyway - but I had to comment again because I was reading an entirely different fanfiction, a Buffy fic, of all things, and a line in that reminded me of the final line of this fic, and the last time I read it which was on a bus to Glasgow a few years ago and made me burst into uncontrollable tears. I think it was recommended on Coffee and Chocolate. Anyway, it stuck with me, and I think about that final line a lot. Thanks for that. It's beautiful.