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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Top Ten Aw.w.w Moments in Books

Broke and Bookish
Here are a few of my favorite awwww moments in literature. Those sweet moments that made me say "awww!"

1. When Scout meets Boo Radley for the very first time after he saved her life. (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)

2.  When Max Vandenburg and Liesel Meminger are reunited at the end of World War II. (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)

3. The moment in the shed when the sun comes in the window and makes Ty's artwork come alive for Gemma. (Stolen by Lucy Christopher)

4.  Several moments with Enzo the dog in the novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

5.  The moment when Harry sees his parents in the special Mirror of Erised and he realizes how much they loved him. (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling)

6.  The moment when Dulcie and Cameron find each other again at the end of the book. (Going Bovine by Libba Bray)

7.  The deep love between Old Dan and Little Anne, the coon dogs in Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.

8.  When DJ Schwenk realizes that she can be friends with Brian while still loving herself and making her own way in the world.  (Front and Center, #3 in Dairy Queen series, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock)

9. After she returns home, Tiffany Aching recognizes her place in the world (Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett)

10.  Leo finally realized how incredibly special Stargirl was. (Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli)


  1. Love your entire list. And your #1's on mine too! And I agree about the Going Bovine moment, and the Harry Potter too, and Stargirl, and, well, all of them. Thanks for bringing back such serious "aww shucks" memories.

  2. I love that part in To Kill a Mockinbird too, great pick!

  3. The Mirror of Erised is a great moment. My favorite quote comes from Harry being around that mirror. :)

  4. WHOA spoiler alert for Going Bovine! :P S'okay, we don't freak out about stuff like that.

    Loooove your list. Great mix of stuff. #2 is probably our fave.

  5. Aww harry and his parents! I forgot about that one!
    Great TTT - Here's mine, hope you stop by. PS I'm a new follower!

  6. I'm usually bawling at the end of Where the Red Fern Grows.

  7. Stargirl is a big favorite with me. I adore the character of Stargirl. Couldn't bear to read the sequel....

    I tweeked "awww" to be moments that give one pause. Here's my Top Ten "Awww" Moments. I hope you'll stop by and see what you think.

  8. The scene with Scout and Boo gives me chills every time I read (or see) it. "Hey, Boo." She just KNOWS who he is, and is good and sweet and unjaded enough to not be afraid. Great moment.

  9. You have a couple scenes I wanted to included this week. Love the Book Thief and Red Fern scenes you highlighted. Plus, the end scene between Boo and Scout is fantastic!

  10. Some great choices here! I love the Mirror of Erised, Scout's moment with Boo, and Rawls' dogs. And I really need to read both The Art of Racing in the Rain and Stargirl.

    Thanks for coming to my blog!

  11. Great list! I cried when Max and Liesel were reunited. That book actually made me cry quite a bit.

  12. When I read The Book Thief and then tried to write about it, I was horrified because I knew that my words could never do that book justice. Zusak did an amazing job with that one. And the scene you mentioned was quite emotional!

    Great picks!


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