I wouldn’t consider myself to be a glutton for punishment, but why oh why did I pick up Nicholas’ Sparks latest “soon to become a movie” book. Why oh Why!!!!?? *shakes head in hands* I’ll tell you why. It was an evil trick and you suck Nicholas Sparks!! Here’s the trick people
The second trick is even worse!!!
Although, to be fair I hadn’t seen Trick #2 when I went onto amazon and got the book. So there I was, innocent and sweet, reading what looked to be like a romantic love story. You know he lulled us into submission Safe Haven. I loved the book and the movie. It ended exactly how you wanted to end it; and it was almost as if a women had written it. But I should have known better. This is Nicholas Sparks we’re talking about. (and just for a fun fact – my 12 degrees of separation is that Nicholas Sparks went to high school with my mom’s best friend – my non-biological aunt) So I had faith; faith that the streak would continue and this would be a beautiful love story. Oh man, love that spans time…..nothing can break it, even growing up and moving on. But then……
**THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO STOP READING…BECAUSE I AM OUTING THE WHOLE THING MAN!!!**
So I started to read the book, and she was married. Married!! Freaking married! So anything she does with the love of her life is going to be an affair. What? Then, they try to make you hate her husband because he drinks; but there is so much more to the story than that. Then, out of nowhere her son gets in a horrendous car accident, has to go to the hospital, starts to get better, and then his heart takes a turn for the worse. And then it becomes like watching a horrible train wreck in slow motion. You know the kind where you can’t look away. I knew exactly what was going to happen. It all became clear, which either says a lot about me – that I am an amazing book reader and should be writing my own books – or it says that Mr. Sparks is running out of gusto. You shouldn’t be able to see the ending coming from a mile away, at least I don’t think so. Although I guess I should say you shouldn’t be able to see a horrible ending coming from a mile away. Seeing a happily ever coming from a mile away is somehow okay with me.
He dies, Dawson freaking dies because her son gets his heart. Seriously?? I mean come on people?!!! Oh, I was so mad!!! And I’m still mad…seriously I will never fall for one of his evil tricks again!!!! Fool me once, shame on me…fool me twice…shame on you!!
so, there you have it, A Walk To Remember was beautiful, despite the sadness. I loved The Notebook. You were lucky I found out about all the others before committing to reading them or going to see the movie. Then Safe Haven totally lulled me into complacency. Never again man!!! You Suck!!!
**this review was not sponsored by anyone, my thoughts and opinions are my own…including my Snark and Sarcasm. Don’t hate me!**