The Lucky One
by Nicolas Sparks
read February 2009
I did it! I read a Nicolas Sparks book. Even more amazing, I actually liked it. I’m not a romace/love story type person. I have to say, watching The Notebook as a movie, totally turned me off of the books. Too sappy, too sweet.
This book was a bit sappy and sweet, but I have to say I found the characters had a lot of depth to them. I guess because my expectations were VERY low, it seemed fantastic.
I enjoyed the twisted relationships between the characters, both living and dead.
This one is worth a read.
Topic: A young marine finds a photograph of a woman on the beach while on a tour of duty in Iraq. He decides to keep the photograph and it seems to bring him luck. He survives where he shouldn’t on several occasions. Upon returning to the states, with nothing more than the information in the photo, he decides to find her.
Setting: Iraqi Invasion, Hampton, North Carolina. 1990’s
Characters: Elizabeth Green, Ben Clayton, Keith Clayton, Logan Thibault, Victor, Nana (Green?), Drake Green
Themes: War, split families, romance, love story, death, some light sexual content (not graphic)