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Thank you again for sharing! This looks like another tear-jerker! I like the part of your review about Jay R. Ferguson playing the best jerk! Too funny1
My Thoughts On The Lucky One...The Movie And The Book
After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck, winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph--his lucky charm.
Back home in Colorado, Thibault can't seem to get the woman in the photograph out of his mind and he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. But Thibault is caught off guard by the strong attraction he feels when his search leads him to Elizabeth, a divorced mother in North Carolina with a young son--and he keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate love affair, Thibault's secret will soon threaten to tear them apart, destroying not only their love, but also their lives.
I started reading this book after I saw a preview for the movie and knew that I wanted to see it. After finishing the book and watching the movie--I am happy to say I loved them both.
As is always true when I love a book--I really really loved the characters in this one. Logan, Elizabeth, Ben, Nana, and even Keith Clayton, Elizabeth's horrible ex-husband are all great characters. You also get to read a lot of each character's inner thoughts. There is lots of dialogue of course, but it's what the characters are thinking and not saying that I find most fascinating. Their inner thoughts are what make this book great for me.
Although it is rare for me...I do believe I liked the movie just a little more than the book. I think the casting was great. Zac Efron was awesome as Logan. I really liked Taylor Schilling as Elizabeth, and Jay R. Ferguson played the best jerk I've ever seen!
So, I'd definitely recommend both the movie and the book. If you are a Nicholas Sparks fan you'll love both.
Until next time, keep curling up with a good book...