Friday, March 29, 2013

FEATURE & FOLLOW #142-HOSTED BY PARAJUNKEE & ALLISON CAN READ


Friday Feature and Follow hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee


Featured blog: Insightful Minds Reviews & Book Sniffers Anonymous

This week's Question:

Q: Tell us about the most emotional scene you’ve ever read in a book – and how did you react?


A: **Courtney**

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. 

A: **Shelley**

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. 



12 comments:

  1. I haven't read either...but I've heard great things about both books. Thanks for sharing and for hopping. XOXO

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  2. My Sister's Keeper had me tearing too :( especially the ending.

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  3. havenn't read either of them, but they sound interesting :)
    New follower :) Here's my very first F&F : Maria's Bookshelf - F&F #1

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  4. Hopping through. I have been meaning to read My Sister's Keeper for years. I really should.
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  5. Oh great picks -- would like to read both of them!

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  6. I'm familiar with the movie of the first one, but not the second one. I hate sad books! But I love them at the same time :)

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  7. Oh wow, I forgot about Poisonwood Bible! It's been ages since I've read it! And I don't know that I could bring myself to read My Sister's Keeper. I don't deal well with emotionally heavy content.

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  8. The end of A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY...and Vanessa Diffenbaugh's THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS

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  9. I haven't read either of those books but they do sound very emotional. I love when books are so well written that you can see it happening like a movie!

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  10. Hey Courtney and Shelley!

    My mother-in-law gave me My Sister's Keeper to read after she read it. I'm kind of afraid to read it, but I plan to when I get a chance. My sister saw the movie but refuses to read the book. She tortures me with sad movies, lol. She was appalled I hadn't seen Steel Magnolias and had me watch it. I couldn't stop crying for an hour afterward! So yeah, I'm scared of My Sister's Keeper, eep!

    I haven't read The Poisonwood Bible, but I've heard great things about it and definitely plan on reading this one as well. I think it's the mark of a truly great author to be able to draw you into a story with characters you care about so much that you feel as though you're going through their pain right along with them. Very powerful. I love books that do that.

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  11. Mys Sister's Keeper was a total sobfest. I have a younger sister too, so I know what you mean!
    I'm a new follower :)
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  12. New follower here.

    I have also been meaning to read My Sister's Keeper, but my TBR list is so ridiculously long at this point, I don't know if I'll ever do it.

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