Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Best of Me

This week I read The Best of Me By: Nicholas Sparks. I actually finished this book in a week as well. It’s about a couple, Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier. They both went through hard paths in high school. They fall madly in love and promise each other they would never leave each other. Well, they were wrong. The time came, senior year, the hardest decision of their life came. The ended up splitting up and separating the paths. Many years later, when they both are middle aged, (45) a very close friend of theirs Tuck, died. His last request was for both of them to come back. When they came back the memories come flooding back and they “re-fall” in love again within a matter of days. 

Before they came back home, Dawson never fell in love with another women after Amanda. He became alone. While Amanda fell in love again in College with a man named Frank and had 4 kids, 1 died at the age of 3 from Leukemia. Coming back, both Amanda and Dawson share what they have done in 20 years they’ve seen each other. After confessing there love again, Amanda sees that she has a family and falling in love with Dawson is a problem. She decided to leave Dawson and go back to her family.

To find out more (the ending) and more specific details, I highly suggest you pick this book up and start reading it! It’s the cutest book you will ever read.
               The Best of Me, taught me a valuable lesson. Everyone has second chances in life. You get a second chance in life, not just love. I think that’s very important to understand. You shouldn’t give up just because it didn’t work the first time, brush it off, and try again
“The truth is, the world isn't easy for any of us. It never has been and it never will be.” 
Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me

               Stepping up and trying to make the best of things is another lesson I learned from this book. There are so many hidden lessons weaved into the book that you need to notice in close detail. My favorite part of the book was when, meeting each other 20 years later. The amount of detail Dawson and Amanda remember of each other is amazing. It shows how special their connection is and showcases that they have true love.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The One: The Selection

I started to read the book The One: The Selection Series and actually finished the book in less than a week. Do you know when you read a book and no matter what you can’t stop reading it? Well this book did that to me. I read the book till 2 in the morning every day until I finished it and was satisfied. The book and series had a good ending and I felt like it was well written and didn’t “rip me off” like other authors have done to their series that I have read. I was content and left with mixed emotions like every author should.

This book/ series where there was a system to pick a queen. It is similar to the bachelor. Funny huh? A 17 year old prince that has never been in love, or had a crush has to pick 1 girl out of 17 beautiful ones to be his wife and rule the country. America happened to be one of those girls. She was form a lower class but once the prince laid his eyes on her, he knew he was in love. In this book she was one of the final girls to be nominated to be queen. While the Selection was going on, lots of violence/ politics from northern and southern rebels kept the prince on his feet. From the selection, to the countless deaths happening in society the prince must juggle everything and find the next queen. A lot happens in this book and I don’t want to spoil it. :)

I recommend this book to people who enjoy romance and like watching the bachelor/bachelorette. It’s intense and has many plot twists, like a guy from America’s past and the threats from the king. That might sound confusing, but if want to know more, read the book! The series is a great and the talent of the writer dragging the reader in tends to amaze me. Cass has been able to use people’s emotions and write the books very well.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Walk to Remember: Part 2

I am still reading A Walk to Remember and so far I am enjoying it. After watching the trailer, I can predict lots of the characters personalities. There are not some characters that are developed. But all the characters develop in their own way. (Especially the main characters) I understand the character's thought and a little of there past.

After some time the book started to slow down and get in every small detail. That style of writing is not what I can read. All of Nicholas Sparks Book’s, are very detailed. This book however, was very different from the rest. It was structured in only one of the characters perspective for multiple chapters in a row. Usually Sparks alternates so you can understand both sides. Being a in guy’s perspective for so long was very boring and blunt. He portrayed the guy checking out girls’ majority of the time and describing there “body structure”. I understand that, some guys think like that but I don’t think Sparks should write in that perspective/ topic for a long time.

Even though, I didn’t really enjoy the book, I really want to see the movie. Like I said before [in blog post 8], I watched the trailer and hope to enjoy the movie better. I went onto YouTube, and found lots of scenes people enjoyed in the movie. I particularly love the scene where he stands up for Jamie and is not afraid to be seen with her in public. That was when they’re connection sparked.