Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Choice

I just finished reading "The Choice" by Nicholas Sparks. It was a quick read, as are all of his books! I was in need of a mindless read that was easy to get into, and this book definitely delivered! Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite writers - he's written some great books such as "Message in a Bottle," "A Walk To Remember," and "Three Weeks with my Brother." This book, while entertaining, wasn't as good as his other books. This sort of seems to be the trend w/ his most recent books. Maybe he is churning them out just a little too fast or something?

In case anyone out there plans on reading this, I don't want to ruin the book, so can't get into too much detail. The book is split into 2 parts which are set 10 years apart. The main character is faced with a gut-wrenching decision. For anyone who reads this - would you have made the same decision? Again, can't really say what the decision deals with without ruining the book for any potential readers out there.

I thought the first part of the book was very captivating, but the second part was a bit disappointing. Sparks could have done much more with the second part, especially since the decision the lead character has to make is such a complex one.

This is a great beach read and would probably lead to an interesting discussion. So let me know if you read it so we can chat about it!

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