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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The Longest Ride
About The Book
Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes 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 bull-riding event, 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.
I would like to start this post by saying that this has been so far the hardest book review that I have ever done, because like any other Nicholas Sparks book I was not done with the book long after I finished reading it I just couldn’t stop thinking about both stories and how they collided and how one shaped the other.
All I can said about this book is that Nicholas Sparks have this way of make me wish that he was the author of my own love life, if that was possible, man and I wish it could be, because when reading The Longest Ride I felt so many feelings with Ira and Ruth’s story how they went through rough times and there were times when they tried to put an end to it thinking that it was best to leave things the way they were but they end up getting back together because the love that they felt for each other was strong than any situation that was trying to keep them apart and even after they were not longer together they found a way to be present for the other not even death could do they apart.
With Sophia and Luke was not so different they were young and they both came from different places and wanted different things in life but they are the perfect example of how you can know so many people and they are just there, they don’t affect your environment but then, you meet one person that walks into your life and make this huge impact and soon after that you find yourself not being able of imagining your life without that person and they end up being more than you could have ever thought they could be.
This books is amazing I loved it so much I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to experiences what true love is like it’s not perfect but can overcome any circumstances.!
You can get the book here :AmazonAnd these beautiful stories were made into a movie click here to read my review of the movie.
Based on the bestselling book by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, this romantic drama centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider, and Sophia a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job.As conflicting paths test their relationship, they make a fateful connection with an older gentleman, whose memories deeply inspire the young couple.
First of all I never thought that a movie would make me cry more than A Walk To Remember but I was so wrong, This movie was so well done and I liked how they made the transitions to connect one story to the other, it was a little different from the book, but those little changes that were made to fit the story on the big screen, in my opinion added a little touch to the story and when it all came together it was just impossible for me to hold my tears any longer.The Cast of the movie was just perfect just after Scott Eastwood was announced to play the role of Luke I went back on the book and it was just amazing how the book's description matched so well with Eastwood features and Britt Robertson as Sophia was just the perfect pick I can’t imagine anyone else playing Sophia, I really enjoyed watching this beautiful story being brought to life in such an amazing way I got the chance to see it in a special screening and the movie is not longer in theaters but you can buy on iTunes here.here.