If Persona 3 were 'Metal Gear Solid', Fairly English Story would be 'Twin Snakes'
I enjoyed this fic a lot when I was younger. But I re-read it recently, and wasn't as impressed. Below are some issues I have. Spoilers ahoy.
The MC is a Christian from England. The author is a Mormon from England. Keep that in mind.
Chapter 3: The MC is basically Jason Bourne because of his rough background in the ever-so-dangerous county of... Yorkshire. This kid is 17 years old.
Chapter 17: Tanaka employs the MC for having incredible financial advice. This kid is 17 years old.
Chapter 18: The author copy-pastes Sonic songs during some fight scenes, like 'I Am All of Me' in this chapter. Sonic songs. Sonic (the kid-focused and kid-friendly hedgehog) songs.
Chapter 21: The MC can sing like Celine Dion ("I turned around and everyone was in shock.")
Chapter 25: The MC can read people like an open book (MC: "Well, you know I can see Micro Expressions when I concentrate on someone's face?" Mitsuru: "No." MC: "Well, I can.").
Chapter 28: The author inserts the Drama CD 'Commu Break', which has Aigis in it. 15 chapters before she's introduced.
Chapter 31: The MC is "Ambidextrous", is godlike with the guitar ("I sliced my fingertips open [...] Down to the bone."), and also with the piano ("This piano [...] begged for a skilled master. Alright then.").
Chapter 47: The MC compares the societal collapse from Apathy Syndrome to Hurricane Katrina.
In a business meeting, Pharos tells the MC "... your financial advice is practically gospel to these people". This kid is 17 years old.
Chapter 61: The author apologises to several people for having the MC say something about how Japan has no obligation to care about 9/11 because America bombed them.
Chapter 62: The MC and Lucifer have a conversation about terrorism. Al-Qaeda is mentioned.
Chapter 66: During an emotional moment with a tree just after October 4th... "I wrapped a hand around its narrow turnk
Chapter 95: The MC performs a duet with Igor. Shortly before this, the army had stormed Gekkoukan and killed 93 students and 3 teachers because the super powerful MC chose not to surrender to them.
The fight scenes are pretty good, though. Detailed, fast-paced, easy brain images. Gotta give the author credit for that.
So yeah, give it a go!