There are lots of "Girl Who Lived" fics, where Harry Potter is born a girl. This... is not QUITE that. In this particular fic, Harry is a boy... but he's under some kind of strange curse that makes anyone magical see him as a girl. Most people don't even hear him when he tries to explain that he's really a boy named Harry and not a girl named Harriet. This sounds like the premise of a crackfic, but it isn't really. Oh, the situation's played for laughs more often than not, but the fic also does a lot to explore the situation, trying to take a look at gender-related topics as well as gender dysphoria. It's really fun seeing how "Harriet," despite going through a similar plot, has a very different Hogwarts experience than canon Harry... and how the differences in some ways lead to very different results. Plus, this fic probably has the BEST Padma Patil in any fanfic. The only reason it's not a five-star is that the fic's a little unfocused... but it's highly recommended all the same.
· 1 review · [ Harry Potter ] · by Jeram
teen · ongoing · 146k words · updated 5 months ago
Harry always knew that there was something unique about him. In a way, the arrival of the Hogwarts acceptance letters was almost expected... except, why are they all addressed to 'Harriet Potter?
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