|Reviews for Shattered Joy|
| blueEyre chapter 1 . 4/11/2013
I went specifically on fanfiction today just so i could find some fics that would have a confrontation between max and booth. Your fic was the first one I've found, and it was just what I was looking for. Thanks
| Fawn of the woods chapter 1 . 7/29/2012
Absolutely amazing characterization! Very well done. You pinned Booth right on the head as well. I am thoroughly impressed. I hope you keep writing after this amazing first piece.
| Alexis Night chapter 1 . 4/24/2012
I find I get a sort of vindictive pleasure from Booth getting Max like that. It's a twisted sort of justice.
| boredoclover chapter 1 . 4/28/2011
This is so true. Good story.
| greysanatomyintern chapter 1 . 2/19/2011
just found this story and i have to say it is amazing :) I hate how Booth moves on and I would love it if he understood her this well, cause its not Temperance's fault she turned him down. I love how you had Booth tell off Max and make him realise just how much he damaged Tempe. this was very well written, I loved it :) I just hope that one day Booth realises how much he needs Tempe and to not let her go and make her see she is worth it. anyway i look forward to reading more of your stuff, so until next time :)
| Amilyn chapter 1 . 8/17/2010
Excellent work. I totally agree that Brennan is still that scared, wounded 15-year-old girl emotionally, wondering what she did wrong, afraid that she'll get hurt like that again.
The only thing I wish Booth had thrown at Max in addition is that not only did Max and Christine do all of this to her by leaving, they also, by leaving her with Russ, who was too young and unprepared to care for even himself, let alone both of them, abandoned her to a system where she was likely NOT to be nurtured and where, by luck of the draw, she was, indeed, put with people who told her just HOW MUCH she didn't matter, just how much she was right about being inadequate and unworthy, who just reinforced her fears. I wish Booth, in your story, had added how the way those people had dismissed, diminished, abused, and harmed her had reinforced the lesson Max and Christine taught through their abandonment.
I love how he tries, tries, TRIES SO HARD to avoid blowing up at Max (and to avoid beating him silly) for Brennan's sake...and how well he knows her that he recognizes that she is not trying to hurt him, that she truly WANTS all of this but doesn't believe she's capable, doesn't believe she's worthy, doesn't believe it's possible or that it will last. I love that you've written a Booth who GETS Brennan as much as I see him getting her, a Booth who, as hurt and broken-hearted as he is, does not *blame* Brennan even though he wants so much more for her and for them.
I love that he tells Max exactly why Brennan is going to Maluku and explains that it's to try and stuff all her feelings back away so that she'll be safe with the cold, distanced, logical, facts of science, which can't leave or abandon or hurt her, and where she knows her skills are sufficient for excellence and praise.
And I love that you have BOOTH pronounce "Maluku" right when Brennan's not there to tease...and when he's correcting Max over Max not knowing the details of the great honor being extended to his daughter and where she's going and what she's going to be doing, showing Max that he's not taking Brennan seriously enough and that he's not amused.
| EBB and Flow chapter 1 . 8/16/2010
First, welcome to fanfiction. When those story ideas get in your head, it is best to listen to them and write it. I liked every minute of the story. It makes total sense that Booth would take out his anger on Max because he was the one her left Bones. I always though Booth and Max needed to have a serious talk in the show. Great work!
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| AmandaFriend chapter 1 . 8/15/2010
You've got Brennan's psychology down pat. She's a mass of contradictions- able to leap tall buildings with a single bound, but can't believe she's worth loving.
Booth lashing out at Max is something I've always thought would make sense on the show. Max is at the heart of Brennan's troubles with connecting to people. Booth, as her friend/partner/lover-not lover is certainly the one to let him have it. Booth is about the only person who could stand up to him and let him know what he's done to his daughter.
I think you capture Booth's frustration very well. He wants Brennan but her past is as much an issue as anything. With his departure imminent, it would seem the one thing that he'd take on, especially drunk.
I'm not sure that Max would be shattered- he'd endured his own hardships over the years.
This was an excellent read. It works well, you have a great command of the characters and you know how to tell a fine story. The pacing and the set-up is well-done.
| Animus et Anima chapter 1 . 8/15/2010
I like the story. And I think this type of conversation does need to happen in the show because Brennan did let her father back in pretty easily (at least for her). And you're a good writer, I'd like to read some more of your story ideas. :)