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Review: The Choice

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Maggie Harding

When I began working as a counselor, I started gathering “tools” that would help patients recognize the underlying issues of their problems. One of those tools is called SUD'S, an exercise that encourages people to examine Seemingly Unimportant Decisions. THE CHOICE reminds me of that exercise and reinforces the theory that all choices, no matter how seemingly unimportant, have consequences. And ... Read full review

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Imagine the last thing you hear before the love of your life is gone, is a piercing scream and glass break. What's worst of all is it is all your fault. Is there someway true love will make everything alright?
From the genius author, Nicholas Sparks, The Choice is definitely a romance novel,just like any other book he has wrote. Travis a small town veterinarian had a perfect life, but when a new redhead neighbor moved in, his life got a little more perfect.
I definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves romances and suspense. The Choice will make you cry, happy and laugh all at the same time. You will certainly love this book!
 

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This is an absolutely amazing book that will really get you thinking about your loved ones and what you would do if you had to make that choice. Brought me to tears in the end, definitely one of his best! Other amazing ones by him are Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Wedding, and A Walk to Remember. Best Author Ever!! 

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Emily Long
How far should you go for love?
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks is a wonderfully descriptive piece about the choices in life. Sparks connects the reader to the characters by showing their thoughts and feelings. Each character is believable, and the reader can easily relate to them. Through his story, Sparks shows romance and drama intertwined impeccably, while also adding touches of suspense.
In the quiet, waterfront town of Beaufort, North Carolina, in May 1996, Travis Parker meets his new next door neighbor, Gabby Holland. First impressions are not the best on both sides, but after spending some time together, the two grew close. Gabby’s long-time boyfriend, Kevin, made things complicated, and she was faced with a choice between Travis and Kevin. The story flashes forward eleven years to February 2007. Gabby has been lost in a coma at the local hospital for three months, due to a car accident, leaving her husband with a formidable decision. All he kept asking himself was: “How far should you go to keep the hope of love alive?” Sparks uses these decisions to send the reader on a dramatic journey through the aspects of love and faith.
Sparks wants the reader to feel sympathetic towards the characters and to learn to cherish life. The Choice shows the power of true love and the need for hope. Sparks uses the characters’ love to teach the reader the importance of hope and life. The characters have an undying bond that keeps them close, even in each others’ absence. When it seems like there is nothing left to hang on to, the characters pull themselves up and move on, coming out much stronger in the end.
The Choice is a very heartfelt novel with a heavy and heated romance, giving vivid descriptions of every scene. An example that illustrates this is: “With the motorcycle zipping along, they left the quiet confines of their neighborhood. ...they were making their way through Beaufort and over the small bridge that separated them from the Morehead City limits.” The reader can almost taste the salty sea air, as Sparks creates a light, carefree atmosphere with depictions such as, “They trudged toward the low dune, a spot shaded by a sickly, salt-poisoned tree, with branches all pointing in the same direction, bent by years of ocean breezes.” Although the action picks up in the second part of the book, the first part is very slow, leaving the reader anxious for some action. There was so much time spent on developing the characters and their relationship, that it took away from time spent on any action.
I’m a hopeless romantic, so Nicholas Sparks always grabs my attention and keeps me wanting more. In The Choice, I learned to love life and find hope in every situation, no matter how hard. Love is a beautiful thing and should be cherished and taken full advantage of, because a person never knows when he/she will leave this world. Sparks shows that even through the most trying times, hope can be found, and a person must hold onto that hope, rely on it, and hold it dear.
Even though there were parts of the book that were slow and average, as a whole, I enjoyed the book. I would recommend this book to someone who likes romances, as it is a great love story. Sparks shows his affectionate, emotional side in The Choice, bringing to life modern characters through a fictional story. The plot wasn’t complicated, and the book was easy to read, making it perfect for anyone in their teens or older.
 

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I read a lot and I have to say this is my favorite book EVER. Yes, it's that good. It's one of those books, where you'll never forgot the characters and their story. It sticks with you and you truly will understand what Sparks means when he asks "how far will you go for love?".

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Another best story from NS. Made the right CHOICE reading this story. True love with a beautiful ending.

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This book is fairly predictable, but still a tear-jerker. It inspires hope in the reader as if you were going through the same experience with the characters.

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Let me start out by saying that this is the best book that I have ever read! While I was reading it I was breaking down crying and sobbing and then within a matter of minuets I was smiling and laughing. This book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions, I hope you enjoy every bit of it. I sure did! 

Review: The Choice

User Review  - Kristina - Goodreads

I cry as I read this book ! It totally touch my heart ,my favorite book by Nicholas spark of course has to be the notebook but now idk which one because this book is just amazing it will have you ... Read full review

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