This Week's YA Highway Road Trip Topic:
A long-awaited kiss, a surprise ending, a character's sudden decision… these are the moments that make us smile, gasp, and LOVE a book for the rest of our lives.
What is your favorite literary moment?
There are so many great YA moments:
-Meeting Hermione in HP
-Evie's taser love in Paranormalcy
-The chapter beginnings with advice/theories about men from different characters in Honey Baby Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
-How Eragon defeats Galbatorix in Inheritance...It lived up to the four book buildup for me (and that's saying a lot as I think defeating undefeatable villians is one of the hardest things to do as a writer)
-The advertisements in Beauty Queens.
-The friend who's a talking head in Hold Me Closer Necromancer
-The slang in the Uglies series (so crazy making)
-The ending of Heist Society where I decided I wouldn't mind living in that world
-Tiny's monologue on the swing set in Will Grayson, Will Grayson
But the one that got to me most is a complete spoiler from Catching Fire:
When I read that Katniss had to go back into the arena I yelled, (OL, for real) "No," and had to put the book down for a while before I could continue.
I laugh and even cry often during books, but that's the only time I remember having a physical reaction to a plot twist...that one killed me.
What about you? What's your favorite one that I listed? What was your most Earth-shattering fictional moment?