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Twist and Shout

4.69 of 5 stars 4.69  ·  rating details  ·  774 ratings  ·  148 reviews
Destiel Fanfic
What begins as a transforming love between Dean Winchester and Castiel Novak in the summer of 1965 quickly derails into something far more tumultuous when Dean is drafted in the Vietnam War. Though the two both voice their relationship is one where saying goodbye is never a real truth, their story becomes fraught with the tragedy of circumstance. In an era wh
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Published October 15th 2012 by Self Published on AO3
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Let me tell you little story about this. Just sit down, take a load off. Kira will tell you all about this one.

When I was about sixteen, before we were kicked out of our last house (long story, and a very interesting one, but let's not get bogged down. I have places to be, dreams to shatter. You know the drill) I was in the middle of writing my first real novel. It was part of a planned four-book series, and it involved Judeo-Christian mythology as the background to a teen romance.

Yes. It was sh
When I found this fanfic:
First I was like:
Then I was like:
But then I was like:
And now I am:
Okay, listen. Do you want to cry a lot? Read this. It will do that.

But I have a few words. (This review should be generally spoiler free. Nothing specific will be mentioned, though overall series of events will be referred to.)

Twist and Shout is an spn fanfic, a tearjerker known by most in the fandom because of its ability to make you cry. I have a big problem with how this story made me hate Dean, however. It was angst piled on angst, shitty things happening one after the other to Cas. It's ang
This isn't a fanfiction. This is a masterpiece.
I cried and I laughed and I cried again while I was sobbing like a stupid but it wasn't my fault. This thing is just... Amazing. I don't have words to describe it. Just, read it if you already haven't. Even if you don't ship destiel or if you don't know anything about Dean, Cas, Supernatural 'cause the characters are original. But be prepared (???)
Ok I'm done now, sorry.

See you, then.
Agent Denna
After hearing all of the hype from my kin on Tumblr about how this basically changed their life and how they bawled their eyes out and became more emotionally stable then they already are, I decided it was time I checked what the fuss was about. Now you see, I myself am a huge Destiel shipper so I went in with high expectations looking for a good read. And a good read it was. A brilliant read it was. It was funny, cute, adorable and heartwarming. And then I got to the turning point. If there is ...more
This story will break your heart, I was sobbing..
Medical student Castiel meets bad-boy Dean at a college party in 1965. It is love at first sight but prejudice and the Vietnam draft threaten their partnership. The usual fanfic typos but otherwise well-written, the sex scenes are understated.
'Dean kissed him, and Cas knew it was the way people kissed before they died, or left forever, and he wanted to hold onto his hand and make him stay in the car, but he
We need more writers like this. Writers that make you feel.

There were so many times, while reading this, that I truly believed these two people existed. It was like the writer just wrote down history. These events had to of happened because if not - how do they feel so absolutely real?
Jess the Romanceaholic
First and foremost is the major factor that this this IS a fanfiction (Supernatural, in case you couldn't tell from the description), and so there are little nods/references to the show that seem out of place to those who aren't fans. For those who are fans, there may be a bit of disappointment that the characters are out of character. For me, honestly, I didn't mind them being out of character, but it was jolting at times to have the show references, because despite the character names, I had h ...more
Fanfiction pieces aren't for everyone. People who view the same characters interpret them differently, give them different intonations in works of their own imagination that other fans wouldn't associate with how they view their favourite series. As the saying goes, you can't please all of the people all of the time. But for Twist and Shout, this actually works in its favour. This is not the Castiel and Dean of the show Supernatural, though they may share their physical features and a few charac ...more
I had to come in late for my first period of school the day I finished it because I was too busy drowning in my own tears.
Kit Goode
Read this book if you want. It's free, and you'll find out pretty quickly if it's for you or not. You'll probably enjoy it if it's one of those days where you find yourself crying at a fairy light that doesn't blip in time with all the other fairy lights because that means it isn't dancing in time with it's friends. I wasn't in that kind of place when I read Twist and Shout so I found myself having to take breaks from the eye strain of all the rolling they were doing.

I can't be too harsh on Twis
If you're searching for an easy way to kill yourself, don't read this fanfiction. It will rip your heart with on of the most wonderful stories ever writen.

O problema não é arquivar, o problema é que não conseguia parar, tal como um livro que te prende e não consegues deixar de pensar nele. Quer na alegria, no amor, quer na tristeza, na angústia, o pior de tudo era parar, mesmo quando um capítulo chegava ao fim, eu não conseguia parar até a história chegar ao fim. Era como uma série de cliffhange
Dean Winchester  ~Ripleigh~



Now that's out of the way - perfect characterisation, remains as true to the TV show as an AU can. Settings were well developed, the mid 1900's scene awed me from the very first page. It was incredibly well written and I praise the author highly for that. Four for you Glen Coco, you go G
I didn't even know you could rate fan fictions here on goodreads!
Okay so moving on ... let me tell you a thing. After I discovered tumblr, (and after it changed my life to the point that I couldn't imagine what I did with my life before tumblr) destiel became my otp. I was (*am) in love with the idea of them being in love. I read some fan fictions and saw some cute fan art and everything was good until I started hearing about this thing called Twist and Shout which had apparently claimed many fa
Jul 18, 2013 Ian marked it as dropped
*The beginning isn't endearing me. I'm reading a lot of "feelings" and flat emotional responses. This is going into a poorly written insta-love, and I'm not feeling any real chemistry between these characters. I'm not liking any character, and am impressed by none either.
Mallory O'Connor
yes, this is a Supernatural fanfiction. BUT IT WAS LIKE 300 PAGES, IT COUNTS AS A BOOK, OKAY.
Holly Henstock
Alex Alonso
Mar 13, 2014 Alex Alonso rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Alex by: Tumblr
**SPOILERS EVERYWHERE. READ AT YOURE OWN COST**LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT THIS FANFIC it is so well written I swore that it was a book. It will make you sob and regret reading yet you want to read it all over again to get that feeling again. The entire time you thought oh God Dean he's gonna die in that war but no he comes back. He comes back a ghost and drags Cas along with him and you whisper this can't be it there's still a couple chapters. Dean leaves and you scream HOW COULD YOU POOR C ...more
Serena Tardioli
There are no words in any language to describe the excellence of this fanfiction: I was really impressed by it. It’s written fabulously, and the writers did a superlative job in making Dean and Cas so realistic and true to the characters created by the show (which doesn’t always happen in AUs) and in making the reader feel so strongly about their love for each other. I never cried so hard reading fics and it’s a whole-hearted compliment when I say that this story destroyed me physically and ment ...more
Jul 28, 2014 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anybody who likes Supernatural & ships Destiel
Recommended to Katie by: People on a group called 'Destiel Forever'
This... is

- wonderful
- beautiful
- heartbreaking
- intense

It will rip your heart out & stomp on it. It will make you cry a river of tears. It will make you get a headache from crying so much. It will make you feel so sad you don't know what to do with yourself anymore.

This is a Supernatural fan fiction & my god it is the best fan fiction I have ever read in my entire life. It's set in an Alternate Universe (AU) so the characters aren't demons, angels, hunters etc. I don't normally read AU
Jun 24, 2014 Michael rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those who don't mind the occasional sexy scene
This fanfic is a gem in a genre notorious for smut and poor language. I do not watch Supernatural nor do I intend to but I know enough to draw parallels between the story and the characters. The genius of this story is that you don't need to be a viewer to thoroughly enjoy it. I'll be honest. It will rip your heart out and at some points it might even be unbearable. It had me going "no no no No NO NONONONO..." way too often. The writer does a good job at setting the scene and setting the tone, m ...more
Tori Crader
Literally the BEST thing I have ever read!! I have never cried so much oh my god. it was almost too much to handle. I need more!! :) It just really got to me. Everything about it. It was just so amazing. The love between these two boys. The feelings. It's overwhelming, but I absolutely loved it. I read a lot but this is seriously the best thing i have ever read, better than any book i have ever read. Who ever wrote this is very talented and the need to keep writing! This makes me want to write s ...more
Grace Karenna
I read this fic at least once a month now; it's become a huge part of my life. Forever and always my favorite Destiel fic.
Nov 27, 2013 Stella rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: not even my worst enemies
If you want your life to be happy do no read this fic.
It will tear your heart in two, sew it together again just to immediately rip it into shreds, dance on those shreads and then set fire to what's left of what was once the most vital organ in your body.
Seriously, it will make you wonder why we even have feelings because this is just really painful.
I stayed up reading and crying this until two in the morning when I finally cried myself to sleep and later my classmates asked my why my eyes where
Where do I even begin? Destiel is my OTP so, naturally, I am scouring the depths of the interwebs looking for all things related. I was, at first, avoiding fanfic, as, in my narrow minded view, I only wanted canon support. I acquiesced (upon urging from a friend/fellow shipper and just the need to have MORE) and we read Twist and Shout together.
I fell in love with this book. Yes, I am calling it a book, because that is what it deserves to be. Would it win a National Book Award or a Pulitzer? Pr
Personally, I believe it is one of the best things I have ever truly read. Fanfiction gets a bad rap for being "Immature" and "Smutty", but I'd read this a thousand times before I would read anything at my local library. This story is truly a piece of art, and needs to be treated with the utmost respect it deserves. A remarkable, beautiful story.I cried this whole book, even before it got really, truly sad. I think about it and I die a little everyday, it leaves a very significant emotional impa ...more
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Jan 13, 2015 Yadiana rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to Yadiana by: Every Dean and Castiel fan it seems.
I really don't understand why this story is as popular as it is. The plot itself is as cliche as it comes. But even that can be forgiven with strong writer and characters. Characters that for anyone who watched the show would be familiar and easy. But you will not find then in this story.

Anyone who tells you this is a Dean Winchester and Castiel from Supernatural story is lying to your face. There is a Dean and Castiel here, but they certainly are not the two characters from the show. I imagine
February 12 2015 is now the official day that I can honestly say that i've cried the most in my entire life. This is titled, and regarded as a 'fan fiction' but my god, is it so much more than that. The absolute effort these authors put into writing this amazing piece of work is outstanding. I was laughing, I was angry, frustrated, and when it came to the end, I was ultimately, in every respect...heartbroken.

My chest and my head was hurting for over an hour after finishing...

Now I can't stop th
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