In the future, if you aren't very far in the book, or have just begun, you may not want to read the entire post or the comments, as it will SPOIL it for you!
In that case, we will let you know with something like this:
***Spoiler Alert, don't read past this line!!***
You know...something really subtle, like that.
However, today, we aren't going to spoil it for you. We are just going to put a topic out there that you can comment on, even if you haven't begun the book yet. It's a general question that we thought was a good subject to comment on.
In The Choice, Nicholas Sparks attempts to capture both the male and female roles.
What do you think of a male author writing a book with equal parts male and female points of view?
Well, I'm glad you asked.
Here's MiMi's opinion on the subject.
So, either she goes crazy and strips naked and swims up the river while screaming, "My neighbor is a hottie!," or she gets a tattoo on her face or something. Something that screams, "I'm a little crazy or unbalanced." Then, ladies, she will resonate with me. Not because I would ever do that stuff, but because I like crazy. Go figure.
Here's Jessica's opinion on the subject:
I've read Nicholas Sparks before and never questioned the believability until MiMi brought it up just now. I think he did a fair job shooting from both hips. I actually identified with the female role, MiMi wants crazy but I thrive on the mundane... hehe. I'm curious to find out what others think!
And, just so you know, in the interest of fairness, Jessica and I both tried to talk our husbands into reading the book so we could get the male perspective. We got a resounding, "NO."
So then we tried to talk them into getting little updates about what's going on in the book and hearing their opinion on it. Again, a resounding, "NO." So, we think that pretty much sums up the guys take on this book. It's a chick book. They ain't havin' none of it.
So...? What do you all think?? Let it out, we're all friends. Let us know what you think!
And stay tuned for tomorrow's Interview with a Girlfriend!