The Longest Ride: by Nicholas Sparks | Summary & Analysis

The Longest Ride: by Nicholas Sparks | Summary & Analysis

This is a Summary & Analysis of The Longest Ride. New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride follows the signature formula that his fans have come to expect and enjoy. It’s a story of old love and new love, tragedy and loss, hope and dreams. Ira Levinson is an elderly gentleman who has suffered a terrible accident that has left him trapped in his car.

Ira Levinson has lived a full life during his ninety-one years. He served his country in World War II. He successfully ran his family business until retirement. He accrued one of the most valuable private modern art collections in the world. And he loved, truly loved with all his heart, spending a lifetime with his adored wife until the day God called her home. Still, none of this life experience could have prepared him for that fateful evening when he swerved off the road in a snowstorm, resulting in a horrific crash that trapped him in his car for nearly two full days. In the delirium that accompanies his painful injuries, he envisions his wife sitting beside him, gently coaxing him down memory lane as he relives their love story while awaiting an unlikely rescue.

This companion to The Longest Ride also includes the following:
• Book Review
• Story Setting Analysis
• Story elements you may have missed as we decipher the novel
• Details of Characters & Key Character Analysis
• Summary of the text, with some analytical comments interspersed
• Discussion & Analysis of Themes, Symbols…
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This Analysis of The Longest Ride fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.
Kindle Edition, 49 pages
Published on January 16, 2015
4 Book Reviews
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  • laurak
    laurakThursday, January 28, 2016 at 3:41 am44 starsFeatured
    This is a intense, emotional, yet romantic story. The main character Sophia, was a normal college girl that was focusing, trying hard for her career, she had a really bright future in front of her. One night, she was pushed to watch a bull riding game During that game, Sophia finds out that her sight can't leave a cowboy named Luke. After the game, they somehow started chatting with each other, and had some chemistry. This encounter led to the first date, second date and so on. After those lovely dates, Sophia found out the tragically path of Luke's, he got seriously injured once. Sophia feared that it would happen again and she doesn't want to lose him, so she told him not to bull ride anymore, this became the conflict between Sophia and Luke. I really like this story because it talked about the concerns for love that will happen in real life, and also it's so romantic, very addicting. I also learnt that love never dies from that old couple that had also been in the background of the story. I recommend this book to everyone, no matter what you should give it a try! Enjoy :)
    • tiffanyl
      tiffanylThursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:37 am
      In this story, a senior girl in college, Sophia, was dragged to attend a bull riding event that is held up in North Carolina. Afterwards, they went to a bar where she met Luke, a mysterious cowboy that helped her get Brian, her ex, out of the way. Luke has been injured a lot of times while bull riding, because he wants to forget about his injuries and keep riding. Sophia, on the other hand, wants to stop Luke from riding because she concerned that Luke might die on his conditions. This book has a great start, it’s really clear what the author wants to tell. The story really goes on when you read it, there are a lot of conflicts that happened, and people learning from their mistakes, it really teaches some great life lessons and how you could live life. I really like the writing style of this book. I like how the author uses another couple in a another time period to teach Luke and Sophia about life and love. Overall, I really liked this story, and I would read it many times and not get bored. I like how the author write and how the story can reflect to our lives easily.
      • tiffanyl
        tiffanylThursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:20 amFeatured
        In this story, a senior girl in college, Sophia, was dragged to attend a bull riding event that is held up in North Carolina. Afterwards, they went to a bar where she met Luke, a mysterious cowboy that helped her get Brian, her ex, out of the way. Luke has been injured a lot of times while bull riding, because he wants to forget about his injuries and keep riding. Sophia, on the other hand, wants to stop Luke from riding because she concerned that Luke might die on his conditions. This book has a great start, it’s really clear what the author wants to tell. The story really goes on when you read it, there are a lot of conflicts that happened, and people learning from their mistakes, it really teaches some great life lessons and how you could live life. I really like the writing style of this book. I like how the author uses another couple in a another time period to teach Luke and Sophia about life and love. Overall, I really liked this story, and I would read it many times and not get bored. I like how the author write and how the story can reflect to our lives easily.
        • vickyh
          vickyhThursday, September 10, 2015 at 4:54 am55 stars
          This book is awesome. Telling two periods of love story at the same time. "Ira and Ruth. Luke and Sophia. " Somehow, their love story have something in common, but they also broke up because of the pressure and burden in their lives. Luke is a bull rider, and Sophia is a senior who is about to graduate. However, they met each other by accident, and they somehow fall for each other. Ira has a quite diffcult time, but Ruth had completely change his life, spend time with the most important woman in his life. After reading this book, you can feel that everything could be real, and it feel like it can actually happen in real life. Sophia is my favorite character in the story, because she is always thinking about other first more than herself, she is trying to help Luke to make the better decision for his life, but he refused. Even though all those things that happened to her so fastly, she can still be calm face and conquer the challenges. I recommand this book to the readers who love romance, and I also recommand to the lovers of Nicholas Sparks.