The Longest Ride (Grand Central Publishing, 2014) is an intriguing story about how a young and old couple’s lives become intertwined in an unforgettable way.
The film is released by 20th Century Fox, for an April 20 premiere. The cast includes Scott Eastwood, Melissa Benoist, Britt Robertson, Jack Huston, and the formidable Alan Alda as the older version of Ira, one of the key characters in the book.
As with many novels adapted for the screen, it is fun to read the book first, and then see what changes are in the film. It is fun to guess what will appear, and what will be left out. You can watch the complete trailer by clicking here. You can see the official movie site by clicking here.
Sparks has become a master storyteller. His strength is weaving in variable time frames without confusing or losing a reader, then synthesizing them into a coherent ending. You also could find this in his previous book, The Best of Me.