Feature & Follow # 6

March 29, 2013 Emily Murdoch, Feature and Follow 34

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community.

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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34 Responses to “Feature & Follow # 6”

  1. rivie bleu

    My friends have asked me “why do you cry if it’s a happy ending?” I still cry, I just can’t help it. So many books have made me cry happy tears but there have also been many books with traumatic endings or scenes.

  2. Madiha S

    Haven’t heard of this one. But it sounds so interesting! Adding this one right away…. This Feature Friday has got me adding books to my ever-growing TBR.

    Do stop by my FF.
    Old Follower!

  3. Eleanor

    I’ve got to add this to my TBR list, what a great premise! It reminds me a tiny bit of Room by Emma Donoghue as even though the boy in that is a lot younger, he too is thrust into a world he’s been isolated from. It was such a great, and sad, read.

    And I’m a new follower. 🙂 Check out my FF here if you’re interested!

    – Eleanor @ La p’tite bibliothèque

  4. ParaJunkee

    I saw this book advertised and it looks good, I’m glad to see you enjoyed it and that you teared up with it. Always a good sign! Thanks for hopping XOXO

  5. Kim (YA Asylum)

    I cannot wait to read If You Find Me! I’m really eager to find out more about the scene you’re talking about. I’ve heard so many good things about this book.

    Old follower
    My FF

  6. Annette

    I have put If You Find Me on my list — I’ve heard so many good things. I’m a new follower. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. silkscreenviews

    Hi! I have to bump that book up on my TBR. =) Following via Twitter.

    Silk Screen Views is new to the blog hop. It looks interesting and I’m looking forward to finding out fun blogs out there. To follow us, you can Follow via WordPress, Email, RSS, Twitter and Facebook. To get the latest updates for sure, I recommend Following by WordPress, Email or RSS.

    For my answer, I described a scene from Written in Red by Anne Bishop. You can read the answer here:

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