Author at http://www.fanfiction.net/u/394168/Leath1.

Petunia Takes Charge (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 23rd May 2011 (3)
Tags: Novella, AU
Characters: Harry Potter, Petunia Dursley, Dudley Dursley

Summary: AU story. Harry thought he knew everything about his Aunt Petunia but he was wrong. Harry comes home after his first year at Hogwarts to find that things have changed at the Dursley's or more importantly his Aunt Petunia has changed. What does that mean for Harry?

This story was recommended on the "Better Be Slytherin" mailing list, and I can kind of understand why; the ideas in this story have potential. The best part is the political manoeuvring around Petunia and Harry. Unfortunately, the story is riddled with spelling errors, punctuation errors and grammar errors. Much of the characterisation is overly simplistic. It is narrative-heavy. It also plays fast and loose with certain aspects of canon; yes, it is an AU, but that doesn't give one licence to change the background as well as pivotal events.

Avoid this story.