The Longest Ride

the_longest_ride_sparks_novelTitle: The Longest Ride

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Pages: 398

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Synopsis: Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

I absolutely loved this book! It’s one of my favorites by the master, Nicholas Sparks. This is not just a love story, but the life story of three amazing characters, Luke, Sofia and Ira.

Luke is just a farm boy, he lives a simple life. He works hard at this parents farm every singe day without a break. Sofia is a classy girl, she loves art and she studies at Wake Forest College. How would they fall in love with each other? Nicholas Sparks was able to join their two universes and create a beautiful love story.

But Luke and Sofia’s relationship isn’t perfect, Luke lied, Sofia can’t forgive him. Can they find a way of reminding themselves of the love that unites them?

A long side with Luke and Sofia’s love story it’s Ira and Ruth’s love story, they lived a full life. Even though Ruth died their love didn’t, the bond that unites them can trespass the barriers of death. And now Ira’s is dying and only thing he holds om to is their love story.

But how these 2 love stories bond together? That’s the beauty of the book. Read it and you will understand. Words can’t express how much I loved this book. I give it 5/ 5 stars:


Nerdy Bookworm



12 thoughts on “The Longest Ride

  1. Por acaso gostei do livro mas preferi o filmes porque as histórias do Ira e a Ruth e da sofia e o Luke entrelaçavam-se melhor e foram exploradas de uma maneira melhor, a Sofia criou um laço com o Ira e justificou melhor o final do livro.
    Mas esta é a minha opinião, mas pode nao ir de acordo com a tua claro ahahah.

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  2. Tenho este livro em casa desde o Natal, mas ainda não o li… parece ser interessante, mas nunca li nada deste autor e estou com um pouco de receio. Mas tenho mesmo de o ler, estou a ver!

    Adorei o teu blog e sem dúvida que já estou a seguir! Convido-te a visitar também o meu e espero que gostes tanto dele quando eu gostei do teu!

    Um abraço,
    Leituras da Carolina –

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  3. Olá!! Fico contente por saber que gostaste tanto deste livro e por ter bons personagens! 🙂
    Acho que quando estiver com aquela vontade de ler um livro do Nicholas Sparks será este o escolhido, porque além de ter gostado muito da opinião, já vi os filmes dos outros, portanto prefiro ler um sobre o qual não saiba tanto da história. 🙂
    Beijinhos! ;*

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