Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks

Published Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: Romance
Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

Let me just say that I was crying throughout this entire book. Yeah there were points where it made me laugh but I was in tears for most of the time. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks is an amazing novel where he incorporates two tragic love stories spun together by the wheel of fate. Do I recommend reading this for those in need of a good romance book? Yeah, because this book is one of those that you will cherish throughout the times.

I am kind of iffy about the movie due to the fact that in the trailer itself, they have a couple parts wrong already and it is a big pet peeve of mine when they go off from the book.

Nicholas Sparks has done it again by creating a romantically tragic story that will have you reading this from the beginning one more time. 

I rate this a good 4 out of 5 stars.

Blog you later, awesome book nerds.

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