......as it would devastate me! Came across the memoir from 1854, 12 Years a Slave, free on my e-reader over the summer so decided to read it as had heard a movie version was coming out this winter. I'm not a public cryer but when it came to the section where a slave called Eliza has her DS(10) and DD(7) sold away from her I was wiping away flowing tears - sitting in a park watching my DS(10) and DD(7) play it was too close to the bone. There were lots of horrific/sad parts in the book but I literally could not reread this section. It is a great read, though, and the film is getting excellent reviews but I don't think I could watch it play out on screen. Anyone else read this book or planning to see the film?