Q. Tell us about the most emotional scene you’ve ever read in a book – and how did you react?
A. Wow – tough question! But I’m going to with the book I just finished this week, because I absolutely loved it, and I want people to read this book NOW! If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch.
From Goodreads: A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen-year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.
Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go… a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.
The scene: I’ll be vague because I don’t want to spoil it. Near the end there is a scene between Nessa and Shorty the dog that brought me to tears. They were happy tears, though! Carey and her younger sister, Nessa, had horrific lives, and this scene was a burst of hope for both of them. All of Carey’s love and devotion for her sister shone through so clearly in this scene. It was beautiful.
Your turn! Let me hear about your most emotional scene!
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