Book Club: The Lucky One & The Hunger Games

When U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman half-buried in the dirt during his third tour of duty in Iraq, his first instinct is to toss it aside. Instead, he brings it back to the base for someone to claim, but when no one does, he finds himself always carrying the photo in his pocket. Soon Thibault experiences a sudden streak of luck—winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat that kills two of his closest buddies. 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 photo—and the woman in it—out of his mind. Believing that she somehow holds the key to his destiny, he sets out on a journey across the country to find her, never expecting the strong but vulnerable woman he encounters in Hampton, North Carolina—Elizabeth, a divorced mother with a young son—to be the girl he’s been waiting his whole life to meet. Caught off guard by the attraction he feels, Thibault keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate and all-consuming love affair, the secret he is keeping will soon threaten to tear them apart—destroying not only their love, but also their lives.

A few weeks ago, I read The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks.  I'm a huge Nicholas Sparks fan.  I own every single book that he has written (thanks to my mom and Double Day).  I love how his books are captivating but not deep.  They flow well and are super easy and quick to read.  While this book was much the same as all his books, it was more than predictable.  There was only one part that I didn't see coming which was the very end.  But I won't give it away.  This is probably one of the books I have like the least by Mr. Sparks.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

I decided to read this book because it has gotten so many good reviews.  People love this series and rave on how it's so good.  While it was good, it wasn't great.  It was sort of predictable but still suspensful enough to enjoy.  Obviously, they left the book off to where I'll have to go to the next to read to find out what happens but I'm not that excited about it.  I'm sort of excited to see the movie though.

Also, I've seen the trailor for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and am so, so exicted to see this movie!  It makes me want to read the book again! 

1 comment :

  1. I have heard such great things about The Hunger Games, I want to read them, but I have a feeling i'll end up feeling about them a little the way you do. When books are SO hyped up, I always feel a little disappointed. And, you should also check out the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo! All three films were amazing!

    Hope you have a great week!


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