I’ve been longing to read a book like this for a long time without even knowing it. A book that really focuses on the relationship between a father and his daughter. Two by Two was exactly that and more.
It focused not only on the relationship between a parent and a child, but also of the one between a husband and wife, a brother and sister, a grown man and his parents. It took a look at all the different types of relationships one might have in life.
It also takes a deeper looks at the struggles one might go through in life. Not only that, but how you CAN and WILL overcome them, through time and patience. Sometimes (often) the brightest days are the ones that follow the hardest struggles. The sun alway shines brightest after a storm. It also teaches you to appreciate it more.
I found that the first half of the book dragged a little and I think there were some scenes that weren’t as necessary or didn’t have to be so lengthy. But once it hit that halfway-ish point, the book really got moving and I found that it flew by.
I’m just going to say right now that the cover of the book links into the book. And when you hit the point that it does and you realize the significance, I promise you, you’ll feel warm and fuzzy inside. Because that bond between Russ and London? It’s beyond beautiful to read about.
I’m definitely going to be reading more Nicholas Sparks books from now on, that’s for sure! It was refreshing, because his writing style is different from what I’ve read before. It’s really like the main character is talking to you and it fully engages you into the story that’s being told.