Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life -- boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies -- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him...and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, The Choice ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
If you like getting all emotional when reading, this is the book for you!
The Choice first started with Travis in year 2007 and he was on his way to visit Gabby. It then very quickly flashed back to when Travis and Gabby first met and the book focused on a particular weekend they spent together. And that’s when the first choice came into the picture. Gabby had to make a choice. She was in a relationship with her boyfriend Kevin but she wasn’t really happy with the way things were going with that relationship. With the strong attraction towards Travis, Gabby had to make the choice of choosing either Kevin or Travis.
Back to year 2007, it was let on that both Travis and Gabby is happily married with 2 daughters. However, something happened that affected their marriage and this time it is Travis who has to make a choice - a choice that will change everything for everyone, not just for the two of them but for the rest of the family as well.
So this book is just about 2 people making two choices but these are choices that will change their lives forever. What must he decide and how did he decide? Well, why don’t you make the choice to read and find out :)
With only 200+ pages, you can finished it over a weekend. I read mine from the local library.