Boy, did I love this book! I know it has been in my “currently-reading” Goodreads bookshelf to the right for a few days, but I only got more than a chapter in a few days ago!! I have been very busy writing (yes, writing 😉 more on this at a later date) lately that I haven’t had as much time to read! But like all Sparks books I’ve read so far, this one kept me hooked until the very end!
This is my favorite of his books so far! I STILL haven’t read his most popular ones, but this one seemed to break the norm of his books. I think it was still predictable (one of few flaws in almost ALL of his books) but a little less so than his others. The romance was good, but realistic still (being unrealistic- another one of those pesky flaws), to a certain point at least.
Endings are one of those things that I think Nicholas Sparks has a talent for. No matter what you say about the rest of the book, whether it be contrived, sickening, annoying, or repetitive(I’ve heard all of those), he really can write an ending. While he doesn’t always shake up the perfect happily-ever-after part, he gives you some serious suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat for the last 100 pages at least!
As I stated in my review of The Best of Me not long ago, I read this book with the intention of watching the movie afterwards. Did this change the way I thought about the book? I don’t really think so, except that I saw Zac Efron in my head as Logan to begin with. There is nothing wrong with that because I can’t imagine them casting anyone else for the role. And, well, he is very handsome! 😉
They both are perfect! I promise I will do a movie review after I see it! I really hope that it isn’t a rip off, but if it is, you can count on me telling the world (and Internet!) about it! 🙂
For all of you Sparks-haters out there, no worries! I am taking a little break from him for a while. Right now, I am reading The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. It has the makings of a really good one so far! A lot of people ADORE this book. Book review coming soon!
Hope all of you enjoyed this!