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A Year Like None Other

(A Year Like None Other #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Fandom: Harry Potter
A letter from home? A letter from family? Well, Harry Potter knows he has neither, but all the same, it starts with a letter from Surrey. Whatever the Durleys have to say, it can't be anything good, so Harry's determined to ignore it. But then, his evil schoolmate rival spots the letter and his slimy exc
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Published June 9th 2013 by Archive of Our Own (first published July 21st 2006)
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So... this was a very atypical fanfic, with lots of story and angst and character developement, and I think the characters were fairly well drawn. I initially gave it three stars, but I think Tat's mostly cos I read it straight after 'HP and the methods of rationality', and well, even the orrigional doesn't stand up well next to that. I've raised it to four, I just hope the final confrontation with voldemort is as story driven and dramatic. ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-en, fanfiction
-plot heavy
-no PWP, no slash, family friendly material
-actually family heavy material, lots of family bonding, character development, no unnecessary love plots and interests
-slythegrif and paperwork loopholes
-abuse of your beloved characters warning. they are in a bad place but it gets better.
-happy end
-no seriously this thing is really long, so seriously think twice before saying 'one more chapter'
Shayan Kh
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this book took the record of being the longest fiction I've ever read from the next runner-up, which was another fanfiction. And not a whole lot happens in this book. So expect it to be slow, but not boring by any means. It just has a slower pace than you might be used to.
There is a lot of angst, character development, and family bondings. And they are generally good. It is obvious that the author had considered future chapters when writing because there is a coherency in this story tha
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
One of my all time favorite Harry Potter fics. This one just blew me away with the authors creativity, taking the HP universe and just running with it. Great for HP fans.

ETA Still a great read. This author really managed to keep true to the characters while at the same time developing them in her own way.
Meshi Black
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The best Harry Potter Fan Fiction ever written! Fourteen is the number of times I've read this book. And everyone I've recommended it to loved it. ...more
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
one of my favorites - read it almost as many times as the Harry Potter series!
Finally done with this one. Puh.

It's ok. It's not bad but I can not say I liked it. I liked tiny bits of it but not enough to sell the whole thing to me. It's way way too long. A fic or book this long has to be really special to work for me and this just didn't. I feel like I am way too old to be wasting my time searching for the interesting 300 pages among 3100.

I won't be reading the sequel.
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i loved this book for real, i love long novels so much but this was long and fun i felt like i lived in it and it's the best feeling, i still read the family like none other book and hope the writer makes more of this type of novels with snape and harry having the father son relationship ...more
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing i KNOW that this is niche fulfillment of everything i WANTED the hp books to be and they weren't? absolutely. will that stop me from reading all 800,000 words of it? HECK no. the joys of rediscovering old classics like this will never be old. ...more
Denise L
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the development of Severus and Harry’s relationship. I read the audio book is with the art website but have not been able to find that?. does anyone have adirect link to the chapters being read by various people?
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Love this!
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, ff, fantasy
Decent Severitus, I suppose – okay writing, absurd amounts of processing, and follows the hurt/comfort rules to a t.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Aslında 1500 sayfa idi neden 3000 yazıyor anlamadım. Böyle konulardaki fanfictionaları seviyorum cidden 😏 karakter gelişimleri çok iyiydi.
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fanfiction
It had its share of weird moments, but overall I loved this fic!
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: harry-potter
Didn't really know what to expect – turned out to be one of the best fics I’ve read; what a beautiful, heartwarming, captivating story (Cursed Child's quality not even close). I expected, especially in the second part towards the end, that there'd be a confrontation/discussion between Snape and Harry why Snape was like that in the first place and treated the kids in such a manner (because he loved Lily) but this part of the story is never revealed to Harry (who probably just went for the Snape's ...more
Lisa  Foulke
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fan-fic, friendship
I haven't read this in years. I'd forgotten how long is was (790,169 words). Still very, very good.

My preference for Harry Potter fanfic is Harry and Snape. My second choice is Harry/Snape/Draco. This was a father Snape and brother Draco. And a really foul Lucius Malfoy.

I had a hard time with this Draco. I like to like Draco, and he was pretty unlikable sometimes. I guess that means it's more realistic, because canon Draco was far from likeable. Still.

Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i've barely slept but i don't even care cause this was amazing ...more
Toni Cowart
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm constantly rereading this fanfic, I love it so much ...more
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this. Very much in doubt whether I like HPMOR or this one better.. I think I'd say this one, because Snape and Draco play such a big role and I love them. ...more
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