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When you read a book do you ever wonder if the author is anything like the books he writes? I personally do that all the time and let me tell you I’m in love with Nicholas Sparks. I have convinced myself that he has to be an amazing man. There is no other way he could write the types of romantic and emotional books that he does. The Choice is no exception!
A few of us guys and gals got together this Friday to talk about the book, The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. As most everyone knows, The Choice was made into a movie and it is hitting the big screen on February 5th. I like to try and read a book before I go to see the movie. I feel like it usually fills in a few of the gaps that they don’t have time for in the movies. Although if I am being honest, when I went to see “The Best of Me” in theaters, I had forgotten that I had previously read the book. About 30 minutes into the movie I began to put things together. I spent the entire rest of the show crying before anyone else around me could understand why. Nicholas Sparks has a way of doing that with his writing. He draws you in and you fall in love with the characters he creates.
For those of you that haven’t read The Choice or seen the movie yet, I will give you a little rundown of what to expect.
THE CHOICE tells the story of Travis Shaw and Gabby Holland, who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks’ beloved North Carolina setting, culminating in the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
The one theme that continued to come up as we read the book was of course, the theme of love. However, I was more drawn to the theme of making choices. There are so many times in life that we are forced to make choices, whether we want to or not. Most often the choices we make come with some kind of consequence. I guess that is why I have never been very good at deciding anything, including what to eat for dinner most nights.
Thank goodness I have never been put in a position to make a choice like the one the main character, Travis in “The Choice” is asked to make. So as not to give too much away, I won’t say what that choice is. What I will say is that this book and movie are ones that you won’t want to miss. As per most Nicholas Sparks inspired movies, bring lots of tissue!
I can’t wait to hear what you think about “The Choice”. Please share in the comments below what makes you love Nicholas Sparks.