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Subject: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
Date Posted: 10/3/2008 4:53 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2007
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I wasn't quite sure where to put this so I'm sticking it here :)

I have a question about Nicholas Sparks' newest book, The Lucky One. I believe it only came out a few days ago, but I'm hoping someone here has read it.

I'm a high school student and currently President of my school's book club, and I've been gathering suggestions for our next pick so I can give them to the teacher who facilitates the club. A friend of mine suggested The Lucky One based on a positive review she read. However, I recall a friend telling me a year or two ago that she tried reading Sparks' The Notebook but was put off by very explicit sex scenes (this was also not a naive girl).

We also had issues concerning the use of the c-word (multiple times) in one of our picks last year. Can anyone who's read the book say if there's any explicit sex or extreme language in The Lucky One? I would like to know before offering it as a suggestion.

Thank you very much for anyone who can answer!



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Date Posted: 10/3/2008 6:56 PM ET
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Tracy,

I am a huge Nicholas Sparks fan and I haven't made it to the store yet to purchase this.  I will, hopefully this weekend.

I do know what you mean about the sex scenes, there are a few of them.  Have you tried any of Mitch Albom's books?  I personally liked The Five People You Meet In Heaven as well as For Another Day. 

I suggest that you maybe post this in the Hidden Gems section.  That area gets ALOT more PBSers looking at it and you will most likely get some good suggestions.

Date Posted: 10/3/2008 7:51 PM ET
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The Five People You Meet in Heaven is actually in our school cirriculum and thus we cannot choose it. I did read it in ninth grade, though, and enjoyed it very much.

We're not totally against there being sex, but the teacher who runs it-- she and I are very good friends-- has expressed concern before about corrupting our younger members, haha. Some sex is okay, but graphic detail may be overdoing it.

We've generated enough fodder suggestion-wise to hold us over for a couple months, but I thank you for your suggestion about the Hidden Gems section and your getting the book.

Thanks again!

 

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 12:47 PM ET
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Tracy,

Try "A Perfect Day" by Richard Paul Evans.  (I forgot about this one).  His writing is very similar to Nicholas Sparks.  It is about a writer who finally makes it "big" and starts to get everything he thinks he wanted.  He comes to find out there is a cost to everything.  Excellent book, would be good for young adults.

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 1:32 PM ET
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I want to read The Lucky One. It has been on my wish list forever and I think I am still about #400 in line.

Date Posted: 3/19/2009 4:27 AM ET
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I read it and I don't recall reading anything sexually explicit in this one.  In fact it is your run of the mill, thought provoking

discussion after reading the story.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 4:13 AM ET
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I just finished Dear John. It's one of the sweetest books I've ever read. A man in love, finally, yay!

I think I have it if anyone wants more by him. This is a truly beautiful book.

I would be interested in reading anything by him if anyone here could point me to books by him in their collection.

 

Thanks!

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 4:17 AM ET
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BTW Dear John doesn't have any explicit sex in it that I remember. It's an unrequited story for the most part.

It does have a young relationship starting at about 18 ys I think.

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 7:21 PM ET
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I have:

True Believer
The Rescue
Nights in Rodanthe
The Notebook
A Walk to Remember
Dear John



Deborah