Nothing cures a bad case of strep throat like a good ole Nicholas Sparks' novel. It's been awhile.
This afternoon, I finished reading "The Lucky One," which I just found out, like most Sparks' books, is going to be a movie soon. Great!
The Lucky One is the story of Logan, a soldier who just got back from Iraq. He considers himself an average guy, until one morning, he sees the corner of a piece of paper sticking up out of the dirt.
What he discovers is the picture of a lady, wearing a shirt that says Lucky Lady across the front.
He puts the picture on a community bulletin board, hoping the person who lost it will retrieve it. However, days pass and no one claims it. He takes it back and carries it in his pocket. And from then on, wherever he goes, he gains a feeling of luck. He survives IEDs, wins poker games, etc...
On his return home to Colorado, he goes fishing with a friend who tells him he thinks the picture is his destiny. That he owes the woman in the picture something for all of the luck she brought him. Although Logan didn't believe in destiny, his friend in the boat did. And moments after he spoke those words to Logan, the boat caught fire, killing him.
Logan then decided to find this woman in the picture, sending him on a journey across the country to North Carolina (where else) where this woman, Beth lived and worked.
He applied for a job at her vet clinic, and they soon became friends. He met her son, her mother, and even her ex-husband. And shortly, they fell in love.
But he never told her about the picture, or the real reason he came to Carolina. And soon, her ex husband catches on, and tells Beth that Logan is a stalker and that he is dangerous.
So, who will win the fight over Beth—the ex or Logan? How will the story end? We all know someone is going to die—that's just Sparks' style.
Honestly, this is the first Sparks' book that confused me at the end. The end of the book made me think one thing and then the epilogue was completely different—anyone know something I don't?
It's a good book, but not my favorite of Sparks'.