Nicholas Sparks takes over American cinema

Year of the tiger? Please.

 With so many of his books being turned into major motion pictures, this year should be deemed Nicholas Sparks’ overtaking.

While most of us were tots when the first book-to-movie adaptation Message in a Bottle was released, many have since followed. A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, and Dear John have already captivated audiences everywhere and taken theaters by storm.

With such a lengthy list of feature films, could there possibly be anymore?

Thankfully, yes, there can.

The Last Song, set to be released on March 31, follows the life of a rebellious teenager as she spends the summer with her estranged father and unexpectedly falls in love. Featuring Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Liam Hemsworth and Kelly Preston, tween and teen girls are sure to flock to theaters everywhere.

And although I would rather not like to admit it, I’m probably going to be one of them.

Not only did I watch Dear John it’s opening weekend with a friend who cried throughout the entire film, but I couldn’t get enough of Shane West in A Walk to Remember and absolutely loved each scene within the Notebook.

So I guess you could say that I’m a Nicholas Sparks junkie, but let’s face it, who isn’t?

With his romantic ideals and inspiring hopes of finding true love, even the most cynical person can find at least one of his films enjoyable. While I’ll admit that the story lines in his novels are a bit overused and seem to repeat, I still find that I am unable to put them down.

So reign on Nicholas Sparks and keep the book-to-movie adaptations coming, as teenage girls, much like myself, will be reading your novels and buying tickets to midnight shows.