Friday, March 29, 2013
Follow Friday #38
[YAY! Spring Break! I have all of next week off. I'm so happy; I can finally watch Downton Abbey and Doctor Who uninterrupted. And also, it's Good Friday. Happy Good Friday, if that's what you believe in!]
Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.
Q: Tell us about the most emotional scene you've ever read in a book -- and how did you react?
Ooh, that's tough. I'm not much of an emotional person; I rarely cry. Like, ever.
But I did finish reading Between Shades of Gray (Ruta Sepeteys) recently. Oh goodness, that whole book is heartbreaking. Especially the end, but I'm not spoiling that. I don't think I cried, but I came mighty close. It was certainly emotional when I set it down -- I almost didn't pick up another book the next day.
And if we're going awhile back, I remember when I read the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. I became really attached to those characters. It's about the lives of these wild cats who live in a forest in 4 distinct clans, and the interactions between those clans.
I first read those books in 4th grade, and by the end of middle school I'd read most of them at least once, if not twice or three times. I remember a scene in the 3rd book where a cat dies, and I cried for hours. (Of course, I was in middle school, or perhaps 5th grade -- I was a little girl who loved every book, regardless of anything.)
Well, that's... really it. I don't get overly upset about things -- of the books I do get really attached to, they don't often involve something overly emotional, or if they do, it's forgotten, because it's balanced with humors and layers of depth that makes me somewhat more peaceful about it. What can I say? I'm a bit desensitized. We all are, in some form.
How about you? Any emotional scenes that left you in tears? I'd love to hear! Have a blessed Friday, and an awesome weekend!