The Lucky One is a book written by Nicholas Sparks. Most of Sparks’ works are made into movies because all of his books are well written and explained. The Lucky One is a love story of a marine named Logan and a teacher named Beth. The movie version directed by Scott Hicks is starred by Zac Efron as Logan, Taylor Schilling as Beth, Jay R. Ferguson as Keith Clayton who is the ex-husband of Beth and Blythe Danna as Beth’s nana. Both the work of The Lucky One captures the emotions and attention. But, the literary work catched more attention than the visual one.
The Lucky One is a heart-breaking story. The story begins when the main character, Logan finds a photograph of Beth that gives him luck to survive the war in Iraq. His best friend, Victor convince him that the photograph is his lucky charm and he should meet her. Logan sets out to find her after Victor’s death. When he finds Beth, he ends up working at her Nana’s kennel instead of telling her the truth. They slowly fall in love but their love wouldn’t last long because of Beth’s ex-husband, Keith Clayton. Clayton is a cop and a son of the Mayor. He doesn’t let Beth date anyone and threatens her that he will take Ben(played by Riley Thomas Stewart in the movie) away from her. At the end, Clayton dies saving his son. The book and movie, both follows the concept and have similarities. In the movie, Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling displays the personality of the characters very well. Taylor shows the same emotion as Beth shows in the novel. Both the main characters have a painful past.
Sparks has written the book in which all the events have great details than the movie. The beginning was different. The book’s beginning shows the meeting of logan and Clayton but the movie’s beginning does not. The book gives importance to all the characters but the movie gives importance to only the three main characters;Logan, Beth and Clayton. The movie didn’t include the bad personality of Clayton