The Choice

The Choice

Book - 2007
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#1 New York Times bestseller Nicholas Sparks turns his unrivaled talents to a new tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we'll never have to make. 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 heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446579926
0446579920
Branch Call Number: SPA
Characteristics: ix, 272 p

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stclare
Feb 09, 2017

Just like every other Sparks book.

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FrostedFlake
May 08, 2016

Loved the way the author wrapped up the story as a cliffhanger <3

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Sarah1984
May 06, 2016

5/5 - I've read a lot of romances, and I mean a lot (over 300), but somehow I've managed to miss reading anything by Nicholas Sparks. I've seen at least four of his movies and really enjoyed them all, so I hope my first experience with a book of his is just as good. To be continued...

6/5 - I'm surprised to learn that I've actually seen nine of Sparks' eleven movies (I didn't realise there were so many of them or that I'm such a sucker for a that kind of movie). The only ones I've missed are Message in a Bottle (just looked way too sad for me) and The Choice (too new). After reading the book I'm glad I didn't shell out for cinema tickets to the movie. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book (I read it in one night, something about it must have grabbed my attention), but a rom-com isn't really the kind of movie worth going to the cinema to see unless it's particularly spectacular (or someone else is paying). And now that I've read the book I'm pleased to see that I made the right choice in waiting for it to come to tv (which doesn't take all that long these days, only a few months most of the time).

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!

The second part was a bit of tear jerker once I realised what the reveal was, as Travis' dilemma is my worst nightmare. Like Travis I'm not sure if I could make that final decision despite knowing that's what at least one of my family members would choose. I would always be terrified by the idea that if I waited just one more minute, one more second they might wake up. Even if the probability were low, it's never completely impossible and I don't know if I could deal with the possibility that I was killing my family member when there was any likelihood that they weren't gone.

I look forward to reading more from Sparks although I think I'll do my best to avoid the more depressing ones, I'm not a fan of books that make me full-on cry.

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ninigirl
Apr 15, 2016

This was so LAME. Took forever for anything to happen. I cannot believe they made a movie based on this book.

Rocky112015 Feb 11, 2016

Book latest movie based on. Typical Nicholas Sparks book, light read and romance. Good entertainment.

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pktab
Feb 10, 2016

I didn't realize I had already read this particular Sparks novel when it was being advertised as a movie. Upon reading the comments about the book, I remember reading it and crying so hard I had to keep putting it down until I could get myself together. True Nickolas Sparks!

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ethroop710
Dec 06, 2014

While not my favorite Nicholas Sparks book, certainly this was not unworthy. Written in two parts, with perhaps more development possible in the second, the "choice" referred to in the title seems to be at first one thing, then perhaps another and finally indeed the actual choice. I liked this rise and fall feel and appreciated the simplicity of Sparks' writing, as I always do; consistently, there is more there than first read but never is it grueling to get through any portions of his books.

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Jellybean1985
Jul 12, 2012

I really liked it, my first Nicholas Sparks book. But I too think the ending was a bit rushed. Still worth the summertime read!

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cgalpin
Jun 13, 2012

I just picked this up at my local branch, and am looking forward to reading it!

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Pulowi21
Jun 12, 2012

Nicholas Sparks never disapoints...
I mean yeah his storys are kind of similar.... but still he is such a great author you just canĀ“t not love the books!

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