Q: Tell us about the most emotional scene you’ve ever read in a book – and how did you react?
I would have to say every other scene from My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I have a sister 2 years younger than me and we are very, very close, so that book meant a lot to me. I have never sobbed so hard in my entire life while reading a book like I did in that one.
One of the first ones that comes to mind is from Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible (after one of the sisters is killed). The reaction from the remaining sisters and the mother is heartwrenching--it's told in a way that's like watching a movie scene unravel in slow motion; you can practically see their collective breakdowns happening right before your eyes. It never fails..when I reread that particular section I do the silent teary thing.