The Choice was the first book that I chose to read for my 2016 Reading Challenge. Actually I chose to read it because I forgot what it
was about and the movie was coming out soon. It just happened to fit one
of the categories on the list!
For my review I am somewhat copying the way my bff at Places I Will Go reviews her books simply because I am dying for her to turn her Your Next Favorite Book series into a monthly link up party where we all follow this format and review a book. Seriously, we need to get her on board with this idea. I love hearing (or reading) what others think about books! (So sorry for being a copy-cat Kathleen!!)
Travis Parker has
everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a
waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the
good life – boating, swimming , and regular barbecues with his
good-natured buddies — he holds the vague conviction that a serious
relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until
Gabby Holland moves in next door. Spanning the eventful years of young
love, marriage and family, THE CHOICE ultimately confronts us with the
most heart wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the
hope of love alive?
I love Nicholas Sparks. He has a way of strongly bringing out at least 3 or more different emotions in each book. This is another one of his heart-string-pulling novels that does not disappoint.
This book was a quick and easy read which I often times like. The writing was, as always, detailed and specific which makes me feel as though I am watching a movie rather than reading. I love an author that can paint a perfect picture in my mind throughout the book.
I loved Travis in this book. I think he was such a good character and I was always interested in reading about him. Gabby started off a little slow for me but as the book went on, you realize why her personality…lacks. I was happy that aspect changed as the book went on.
As all Nicholas Sparks books do (well, except for See Me, but that’s for another time) I cried ugly tears. Reading this before, I knew what happened but that did not stop me from quiet sobbing in bed while reading. I am sappy like that. Funny enough, it is after crying ugly tears when I close the book and say “Oh my gosh, that was really good!”
Should you read it? YES.