‘The Choice’ is your next choice to read

Eleanor, Staff Writer

During quarantine, I’m sure we have all done a lot of things we normally wouldn’t do. For me, I have started reading again. When I read a book, I usually can’t put it down no matter how hard I try. I just need to see what happens, this habit just doesn’t really work when I have hours of homework and activity filled weekends, so during quarantine I decided to order some books, especially some by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks strikes again. “The Choice” will take you on an emotional rollercoaster through all the ups and downs. If you like the classic love story, then this is the book for you. From “The Notebook” to “The Longest Ride,” Sparks always finds a unique way to connect with his readers through the idea of a real true love story, that those who read want and crave for themselves. 

“The Choice” is about an almost classic love story between neighbors, Sparks takes the reader through the beginning stages of a blooming relationship and the complications they face. The novel has just a special spark to it where you just can’t put it down. I would know as I read the whole 271 pages in less than 24 hours. 

Sparks separates the book into two parts, one being based a little later in life, I really think this brings the whole book together because the reader is actually able to see how the relationship grows whether in a good or bad way. 

“The Choice” has also been made into a movie, which I also really enjoy. Most aspects of the movie are similar to the book, but I definitely see major differences. I don’t think you would get the full emotional aspect of the story if you had just watched the movie, which is why I highly recommend reading. 

With the good, I do think that there could be some improvements such as a little more in-depth at the end of part one before just jumping straight into 7 years later in part two. I feel like developing the relationship more and seeing what happened with the other relationship that was developed in part one.  

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book, tears were shed both out of sadness and of joy. Overall I give the book 4 of 5 stars because I have few complaints and a lot of good.