Thursday, December 13, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday (19)

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and
Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet other book bloggers!

This week's question is:
What is the last book that made you cry? Tell us about the scene . . .

I'm fielding this week's question solo because 1) it's Ally's birthday today and I can't possibly ask her to do work on it, and 2) I don't remember her ever crying over a book. Books don't often make me cry, either, but one of the biggest exceptions ever was If I Stay by Gayle Forman. That book made me want to sob from the beginning to the end. There are a lot of highly emotional scenes, but the one that really sticks with me is the scene in the hospital where the main character, Mia, who is unconscious after a car accident, is being asked by her boyfriend, Adam, to wake up and stay with him and her family and friends. Absolutely. Gut. Wrenching.

If you're a new follower, be sure to let me know so that I can follow you back. Thanks for stopping by!

61 comments:

  1. Haven't read that one. I'll have to check it out! :D My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

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    1. It's so heartbreaking, but so good. I hope you get to read it soon!

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  2. I have to admit I am a huge sap, crier I get so emotional with books.

    Happy Holidays!

    My FF

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    1. I'm not much of a crier; if I get emotional over a book, it tends to be in anger, lol. Happy Holidays to you, too!

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  3. This one is on my TBR...I don't cry either but I'll be sure to be prepared!

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  4. That is an amazing book. I loved it. New GFC Follower.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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    1. It's one of my favorite contemporary books. Thanks for following!

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  5. Old follower via GFC. This one is on my TBR list also... if only I had more time! :) Witchy Reviews

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    1. There are so many books that I wanted to read this year but just didn't have the time to get to them.

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  6. New follower. My FF: http://2ndbooktotheright.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

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  7. This one is on my TBR list so thanks for the heads up -- I'll be sure to buy plenty of tissues before I read it. And a Happy birthday to Ally! Old follower.

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    1. Don't be surprised if you end up using a whole box, lol. I'll pass on the birthday wishes to Ally. :)

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  8. I haven't read that one yet, but just added it to my TBR!

    http://mydailyobsessionreview.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-and-follow-8.html

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    1. I was really hesitant to pick it up because it was so sad, but it was absolutely worth reading.

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  9. I haven't read that one yet, but the title alone and then the description seem like it could definitely make you pull the kleenex out. Thank you so much for stopping by and following my FF. New GFC Follower :D

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    1. I hardly ever cry when reading a book, but this one really got to me. Thanks for following!

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  10. I've seen a good bit of buzz on this book recently. I am all over a tear jerker!

    Thanks for the follow! I'm following you back via GFC.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love


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    1. Then you'll probably like this one. What I loved about it was how genuine the emotions were. Sometimes a book like this can ring hollow, but that's definitely not the case here.

      Thanks for following!

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  11. I have been wanting to read that book for a while now. I even got it from the library, but I had so much going on I never picked it up. Now I am regretting not reading it.
    old follower
    my F&F
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2012/12/friday-56-13-feature-friday-12.html

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    1. You should borrow it again when you have the chance. I've had to return library books unread a few times, too, because I just didn't have the time to get to all of them.

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  12. Great pick! I want to read that one.

    old follower
    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-and-follow-29.html

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  13. Sounds sad.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/12/feature-follow.html

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    1. It really is, and so is the sequel, Where She Went.

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  14. Another book to add to my tbr pile! Thanks. New follower via GFC!

    ~ Cia

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    1. It's a definite must-read. Thanks for following!

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  15. I hear everyone say that about If I Stay! I've been meaning to read it. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I have followed you as well :)

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    1. It's one of those books that leaves you thinking about it long after you've finished it. Thanks for following!

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  16. Hi, from a new GFC follower.

    I haven't read this series yet, but I'll add it to my list!

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    1. Both books are incredible. Thanks for following!

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  17. IF I STAY is a popular choice this week! It's on my to-read, and now I'm even more eager to get to it.

    Thanks for following! I followed back. :)

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    1. I'm sure it's moved a lot of readers to tears; it's such a powerful novel. Thanks for following!

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  18. I'm not a big cryer either, but If I Stay did get to me. Thanks for visiting! I'm a new follower!

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    1. I knew that it was a tragic story, but I really didn't expect it to provoke such an emotional response from me. Thanks for following!

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  19. It doesn't take much for me to get all weepy while reading a book. Which is why I haven't read If I Stay. I'm afraid I will be a wreck. Although, I really should read it. I think it will be amazing.

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    1. It will be! I was a little worried that it was going to be overwrought, but it wasn't at all.

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  20. Yep, it was one emotionally touching book.
    Thanks for stopping by My FF
    Old Follower!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to her new series next year.

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  21. I completely agree! The whole book was just so tough to read!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following back!

    Sonnie @ ParaDays

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    1. I even wanted to cry during the parts where Mia was reminiscing about happier times with her family because she had such a tough road ahead of her.

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  22. I might cry just thinking about it! I'm a new GFC follower :D Here is my FFF

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    1. Once you start reading the book, it's really hard to blink back the tears.

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  23. I remember sobbing and sobbing while reading If I Stay. Good choice. New GFC follower. :)

    Bookworm Brandee

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    1. After reading If I Stay and Where She Went one after the other, I really needed to read something very lighthearted. Thanks for following!

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  24. Great answer! :) Old follower hopping through! Here is my F&F. Have a great weekend!

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  25. Sounds incredibly sad. What is it with hospital scenes? They just tear us apart!
    New Follower GFC thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Agreed- they can be so brutal to read! Thanks for following!

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  26. I haven't read IF I stay yet, but I really need to one day. Ugh, that sounds so incredibly horrible. And the hospital mention just reminded me of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I'm going to go cry in a corner now.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF
    Old follower.

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  27. I have chosen the same book! And I almost never cry, either! If I Stay was a huge - and surprising - exception for me, but I just couldn't understand that such a wonderful family had to be broken apart in such a cruel way :/

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  28. The commenting system is being evil at the moment and won't let me reply to comments individually, so,

    @Beczy: I've heard that the Wolves of Mercy Falls is a really sad series. I still want to read it, though.

    @BookSmartie: They were such a close-knit family, and what happened to them was just devastating. It broke my heart. A lot.

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  29. I haven't read this book. I have seen it many times and picked it up once or twice but never felt the desire to actually purchase it. I agree that I am not much of a book crier either. So, if a book does make me cry it will forever be on my top list.

    Thanks for stopping by and following me!! I am NEW follower!!

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    1. I didn't picture myself picking up a book like this either, but I'm so glad that I took the chance. Thanks for following!

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  30. Haven't read that one

    New Follower
    Super New Blogger
    http://myurbanfantasies.blogspot.com

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