|Reviews for Turning Points|
| soulelvi chapter 36 . 6/19
I have no idea if you are still on FF, and if my words will somehow reach you through this portal, but I feel like I must thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
I’ve read this amazing story you wrote. I’ve been taking my time, I’ve been enjoying every single long chapter, every line and every word you have used to bring me from an horrible nightmare happened to a young innocent boy, through the hard healing process, to that happy ending I so much craved for in the end.
I am not a writer, I wish I could handle words well enough to let you know what an amazing work you have done. I am a great reader though, a pretty old one too I dare to say, and I can tell you that after reading thousands of stories, I’ve never found one so intense, profound and well written. Your knowledge of human minds, feelings, behaviors left me speechless, and the way you express your characters’ emotions, their deepest fears, insecurities, their humanity is amazing. I loved what you made with two characters that might not belong to you, but that I think you know much better than the QasFolks authors. Your writing is exceptional, I got lost in each chapter forgetting almost everything, your fluent words just leading me through Justin and Brians’ life. You touched such a delicate matter in such a tactful way, you brought out all the emotions rape can raise, and you perfectly described the long arduous path a victim and his family have to cover in order to get a normal life back, at its best.
Now that it’s over I am a mess of emotions, I will surely miss your amazing writing, I only hope you’ve become a professional writer, cause your talent is something rare and precious. If this is the case, I’d like to know your name , I’d surely buy your books.
To conclude this long and foolish review, one last THANK, from the bottom of my heart, for all the effort and the passion you put into each word of Turning Points, and for sharing your great talent with us.
Thanks again, wish you all the best.
| campbti chapter 36 . 4/22
I've spent 4 days reading this and I have to say it may be the best fan fiction I've ever read and I've read thousands. The way you tackled a subject that is maybe the most horrific that a person can be subjected to was nothing short of heart wrenching and breathtaking at the same time. There are no words to express my appreciation for this story and the long hours and effort it must have taken to get through it. While I do think it was a bit OOC for Brian to accept the way Justin was acting for the month after the rape I understand why it needed to be that way to fit the story arc. All in. Such and emotional and complete story. Thank you for sharing it with us all
| PeachesArt4Life chapter 1 . 1/19/2016
Justin's an adult. No one had a right to know that he was raped except Brian. The person who he's in relationship with, period. After that, it's choice who knows. His decision to make. His, and his alone! That wasn't Brian's story to tell. Just because Jennifer's Justin's mother, doesn't give her the right to know. When you're raped, you deal in stages. You're stuck in time. You're in a dark hell! Being tortured Constantly! Each raped victim deals differently, at a different pace and in different time. Again, his choice is stolen! Already feeling as though he doesn't have a right. His choice and liberties taken away. Like being raped all over again. Also, once again Michael's not at fault. Easily forgiven, after basically telling everyone! I don't care how it got out! What a joke! He shouldn't have told Ben period. He could have simply said that he and Brian were in a dispute about something Justin confided in him with. That he's not at liberty to say. That it's Justin's story to tell!
| PeachesArt4Life chapter 1 . 1/19/2016
Also, Michael was cruel and pushed Justin, while being in the emotional state he was in. Michael badgered him. He may not have known exactly what, but he knew that there was something wrong. That it was bad, from the information that Brian had shared with him. Again, selfish and heartless. Once again, things going unsaid, in Justin's defense. Brian believes that Justin willingly told Michael! Brian thinks that Justin trusted Michael! That's so not right!
| PeachesArt4Life chapter 1 . 1/19/2016
I hate the way writers throw excuses in there for Michael! Especially directed at Justin. Michael is to blame for not telling Brian immediately. Brian's Justin's boyfriend. Of course don't tell anyone else, but he should've told Brian right away. Michael is scandalous, when he felt threatened, he threw Justin to the wolves. Saying that Justin hadn't told him either. Justin hadn't told Brian for very different reasons. Justin's a rape victim for crying out loud. As I ! His emotions are raw and bare! You just want to shrink away to never having even existed, if that was the twisted fate life sealed within your path. To feel no more! You want to disappear at the thought of, the one person that you're closest to in this world, knowing. Afraid that they will see what you now see. Pure disgust, ruined! Complete impurity. So, completely different! I hope this changes in this story. You, the writer allowed Michael's defense ( of throwing Justin to the wolves ) to fly somewhat, if not completely. By allowing Brian to mentally agree with him. That's seriously MESSED UP! Michael get away with so much, but this just takes the cake. Like Justin thought and as we all know, when it comes down to it, his only concern is for Brian! The very moment he felt that his friendship with Brian was truly threatened ( & there was no sensing of any forgiveness ) , he threw Justin to the wolves! Case & Point!
| MissesHermioneMalfoy chapter 20 . 8/20/2015
So I've been holding off on giving this a review for probably 200,000 words. I've been reading it for something like 2-3 days now. I have never and don't think I ever will see such an honest and heartfelt story about trauma that does not warp a character. Not only have you honestly and painfully, sometimes graphically depicted the pain real people go through from this kind of experience but you have done it justice.
I was very skeptical when you decided to have Justin try to kill himself. That could have played out in so many ways. I feel that handled it with the gravity it deserved and haven't rushed either Justin or Brian through the healing process. I realize writing a story like this is painstaking and as a fellow writer I can honestly say that it feels you gave as much to this story as there was to give.
My only critique would be I'd like to see less of Justin's thoughts. Sometimes it feels like we read the paragraph for 3 pages. I realize that's probably what a trauma victim sounds like in their head. So I'm not sure you could change it but sometimes it's very difficult to read.
| Doctor ten chapter 9 . 3/22/2015
| Sandid chapter 36 . 2/6/2015
One of the best fan fics I've read in years. I'm glad I was able to read it completed. What a joy
| SandiD chapter 23 . 2/6/2015
Basically, I've become addicted to this story. I started reading a couple of days ago after running across it on someone's list.
I think about it, read when I get home from work. Read at lunch, read in the night.
This is fantastic.
| ShinaV chapter 36 . 9/11/2014
This is the best thing I've read in a long time. The emotion is so real I felt like I was really going on this journey with them. I loved this. It absorbed me for almost a full week, and I was dead to the world as far a much else was concerned. Very enjoyable. And everything had closure. The ending was perfect. I wish more fanfics were written like this one, with real thought and good, thorough detail. Definitely in my top 5 faves.
| livedays chapter 36 . 8/10/2014
I don't know if your still around I realize this story was written some time ago but I just found it and read all of it in one weekend! It was so good. I laughed some but I cried more. I'm fairly new to QAF but I'm obsessed with B/J and hated the way the show ended. Great story thank you Ro
| nickynad13 chapter 36 . 8/10/2014
This is one of the best stories I have ever read in my life. I regret nothing. Took me about four days to finish it.. Life and job got in the way but man, kept me hanging on and I loved it! Thanks
| nickynad13 chapter 20 . 8/7/2014
Oh man, Im so happy he doesn't have it, I hope he is ok at his six months check up. Damn I just want to skip ahead so badly , just to see if there will be a happy ending. This is so painful!
| Rocia Mixan chapter 36 . 7/12/2014
Very good story - I love it!
| MADStar529 chapter 36 . 4/17/2014
Awesome story. So well written.