I've mixed feelings on this story. The prose is okay but it is written clearly and grammatical errors seem to be rare. It's a "Harry isn't the Boy Who Lived" fic but it doesn't fall into all the cliches that so many others do. The plot is very narrow in scope but that makes for a straightforward read with little confusion. Where it really shines is in the premise and how it uses Transfiguration as a plot point. This seems to ask "what would happen if Harry and Neville really swapped places?" and then runs off the beaten path with it. There are times where it leans a little heavy on the angst, but doesn't go too overboard. Now for the disappointing. My biggest problem is the somewhat uneven characterization and certain character interactions. Terry, for instance, was especially cringe-worthy as I never bought Spoiler his motivations for wanting to hang out with Harry. It seemed like he was befriending the resident weirdo simply for the sake of author-mandated drama. The stilted interactions between Harry and fellow students seems like a writing issue mixed with an intentional awkwardness. His conversations with professors are much more believable, so it's not that the author can't write these scenes. It's more that she doesn't have a handle on writing realistic younger characters. (This problem notably fades as the years pass.) The cons seem to be decreasing with each update while the plot grows more interesting. On the other hand, the negatives drag down the positives just enough to make this a readable fic with potential for growth. A 3/5 for now.