YMMV entries for ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'':
* BetterThanCanon: Some fans see it like this.
* ComeForTheXStayForTheY: Come for the PeggySue story, stay for the wonderful character development and heart-warming romance.
* FreudWasRight: ''"You know, we've both been 'thrown out' by our mothers. Wonder how people would interpret that."''
* IronWoobie: Shinji. He takes the sudden return to the past better than Asuka, striving to make things better this time, but he still has his own emotional turmoil that he doesn't let show.
* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka being parents]] is very commonly known, even by those who haven't read the fic. To be fair, there's a bit of a LateArrivalSpoiler about it on the home page.
* TheWoobie: Asuka, after returning to the past. Read Chapter 10 see just how badly it affected her.