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Book To Read: The Longest Ride

Hey guys! 
After a few week break after studying for my last few grades and finals, I'm now getting back into the swing of blogging and vlogging!
A few weeks ago I had finished reading The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. It's not my favorite book from him, but I did enjoy the book!
I wanted to read the book after my mom's recommendation and after seeing a trailer for the movie adaptation. My mom was insistent that I read the book as soon as possible so we could see the movie together, but her nagging actually made me want to read the book less (I don't like being told what to read, especially if there is a due date). But once I was half way through the book, I really started to get hooked. 
Like any book that I read, I find it hard to get lost in the book right away, and as much as I love Nicholas Sparks books, I don't truly get hooked until half way through. I found that the movie trailers made me lost in the book faster, since I was waiting for certain scenes to happen. Without giving too much away, and from what I've heard about the movie and seen from trailers, the book is very different from the movie in some aspects of the two couples. 
This is definitely a book for fans of Nicholas Sparks, but I feel as if the ending isn't as traditional as most of his books that I've read. I think anyone who enjoys a romance novel will enjoy it. 
The Longest Ride is about two different couples, Ira and Ruth, and Luke and Sophia. Throughout the book, each chapter is either in Ira, Luke, or Sophia's perspective. It starts out with Ira getting into a car crash and his deceased wife appears and talks about their life together to help keep him alive until someone finds him. Then you learn about how Luke, a bull rider, and Sophia, a college student with a love for art, meet and their ups and downs. The book switches between the two couples and you learn how their situations aren't all that different and eventually Sophia and Luke meet up with Ira and their lives change. 
Overall, I enjoyed this book, 4/5 stars from me!
Have you read this book? Or any Nicholas Sparks book? I'd love to hear what you think!
-Lexi

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