Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Review of Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
OMGOSH!!! Where do I start???
As a huge fan Nicholas Sparks books I was looking forward to his latest novel. However I came away rather confused. It is so different from his earlier books. Sometimes a change is needed but I don't think it worked.
At times I did feel sorry for Russ but then found myself wanting to shout at him and tell him to stand up for himself when Vivian was always trying to get what she wanted. I hated her character so much, she was so manipulative.
There were so many inconsistencies that I threw the book down with annoyance quite a few times. for example;
"They've got some good programs for kids, including tennis. Its three days a week at nine in the morning." pg. 76
"And starting next week, tennis camp, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at eight" pg. 85
Seriously...what time is Tennis camp?
Also "On Monday, London's last day of school before winter break"
Next page "Tuesday, December twenty second was London's last day of school before winter break"
On the plus side I did love London and Marge. London seemed like such a sweet girl. I did question at times who was watching her though when Russ was out running and there was no one home with her when she was asleep.
I will admit I did cry when it came to Marge. She was such a witty character.
Credit to Sparks, he still knows how to pull at heartstrings. I think I must cry at all his books.