Just so you know, I’m a longtime fan of Nicholas Sparks, and I haven’t read his books since 2009 – the last one was The Last Song. Although I have a copy of Best of Me – signed by him even, I haven’t read all his books after that. So I’m not sure if this was the first book, but this is the first book of his that I’ve read that doesn’t focus on a couple falling in love, rather it’s telling a story of a couple falling apart. It has an entirely different feel than his greatest stories and I just don’t know how to feel about it.
Honestly, it took me half a year to finally finish it – if it wasn’t for our delayed flight and that it’s the only E-book on my phone that moment, I wouldn’t even remember to finish this. The first half of the book – Russ talking about his job and all – justifying his resignation – for me is useless and pointless. It was too dragging. I’m all for him starting on his own – I could relate – we have the same profession. But whaaaat is this. It’s tooooo… But when the part about Russ’ job is over, it started to grow in me. I started to feel his domestic problems and I started to empathize with him.
But I love all the parts that have his daughter in it. I adore London so much. I picture her as a little girl with long golden brown wavy hair with a crown and in a pink tutu plus her fairy wings, of course. She is the sweetest and my heart broke during the times that she is sad and I’m glad that she has a best friend, Bohdie to play with. I always think of my Coco and his bes tfriend, Astrid whenever London and Bohdie are together. My favorite parts of the book are those of her and Russ together. I very much can relate to Russ, taking care of London all day every day even if he has work to do, it is so me. I totally see me in him in all those London-Russel spots.
“Two by two, they came in pairs, from all over the world.”
Anyway, it just tells us that despite the storm that would come in our life, a rainbow will always be there at the end and that there will always be that someone who will be there for you in times that you would need anyone the most. Two by Two maybe full of heartbreaks but it is bittersweet and still full of love.
“Friendship isn’t about how long you know someone. It’s about who walks into your life, says ‘I’m here for you’, and then proves it.”