The whole burn scene was heart wrenching for me. I try to be all apathetic and nonchalant reading about the humans because of the roller coaster of emotions the elves take us on and then elfmom and elfpop have to make me care about the humans and the animals (not that I didn't, but all the sudden I'm stressed out about everybody because I'm so invested into them). Then I find that I've been having an adrenaline overload the entire time I'm reading. It's almost a release and relief to finish reading. This little girl (Mercy? I like that) is going to be the death of me. Someone tie her down!