Monday, February 16, 2009

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

While I was sick last week, I read The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. I recieved it as a Christmas gift and have been trying to make my way through my library and book club pile so I could read it. Since I didn't feel good, I decided all other books could wait!

I really enjoyed The Lucky One. As a U.S. Marine in Iraq, Logan Thibault finds a picture of a beautiful young woman at a fair the sand. He posts the picture for someone to take back, but no one does. He finally take the picture with him and after three tours in Iraq where his comrades often met with tragedy, everyone regards the picture as his good luck charm.

Back in the United States, Thibault starts a trek across the United States to find the woman in the picture. Once he meets her, both of their lives will change forever.

I was riveted by the story and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. My only complaint would be that the "bad guy" in the story was very one dimensional until the very end of the story. At the end though, he had added depth.

Overall, this was a highly entertaining story. This if my fourth Sparks novel read, and will definitely not be my last. An added bonus as one of my book club members has said, is looking at the picture of the author on the back. Hot stuff!


  1. I really enjoyed this book. I get in the mood and really want to read one of his books.

  2. Hey...since u've read so many of his nicholas sparks novels...could you please recommend one that u think is the best....i've read the notebook, wedding, guardian, ...but i dunno wat to buy next...

  3. Anonymous,

    I've only read four Sparks books: The Notebook, The Wedding, Dear John, and this book. I enjoyed Dear John and The Lucky One. They are both based on soldiers returning to America after fighting in Iraq.

  4. You should read The last song its really good and touching.