The Best of Me
"The Best of Me" is a novel about two high-school sweethearts, Amanda and Dawson, who went their separate ways after high school and are reunited for one weekend when they learn of the sudden passing of their mentor, Tuck. I was intrigued by this book from the beginning because I...more
I was sooo beyond disappointed with this book! It had me all the way up to chapter 21, I kept thinking "how is he going to get them together" well he didn't ! That's how! I got excited when it seemed that Amanda was going to meet him at the cemetery only for her to turn right and go home! Which I guess was ok since she was almost home when she received word of the accident, but she stayed with Frank even after! No no no! I feel that Amanda wa...more
Have to give this one 3 stars. It started off quite well, actually. I enjoyed reading about Amanda and Dawson, and their forbidden teenage romance. I was interested to see what would happen when they met years later.
They are now in their 40's when they are reunited to throw a ceremony for their old dead friend Tuck...He has pined for her all these years, and she married, had children etc. Of course her marriage is failing. Once they do meet up, unfortunately, the books seems to drag and drag......more
I've read a lot of his books and this is the only one that has made me bawl my eyes out for about half an hour after I had finished it. It is heart wrenching and I was hooked the entire time.
I highly recommend this to someone who just is really in the mood to read a romance/chick lit.
Since I'm a huge fan of his work I will definitely pick up this book again and try it once more. I'm not gonna waste my time with a library book that I don't like while I have other good books checked out. Just isn't fair to them ;...more
I was a bit disappointed in the middle of the book, I'm not a fan of affairs and don't like it when stories include them - thankfully Amanda...more
Many years later, we are told Amanda is now married with children and Dawson is working on an oil rig after spending a brief amount...more
Nicholas Sparks has amazed me with this book. There was nothing wrong with the story, I just wish Dawson never died because he was the perfect one for his high school sweetheart, Amanda. My favorite part was when Dawson and Amanda went to the place Tuck told them in a letter to go to, to spread his ashes there so that he could be with his late wife, Clara. Their love came back at that moment.
Discuss the style of the book. What ki...more
Claramente, esta é uma estória de amor. Mas não um amor qualquer: o amor entre Amanda e Dawson, uma relação na adolescência condenada ao fracasso, devido a diferenças sociais e pressões familiares. Após a sua separação, encontramos ambos no presente, com as respetivas vidas que optaram por seguir. Agora duas pessoas completamente diferentes, o seu reencontro é confuso e tumultuoso. É neste contexto que, através da escrita fluída e ternurent...more
Their relationship encompasses the karmic love between two soul mates who could never find the right time or space to...more
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Може ли любовта да пренапише миналото?
На кого не му се иска безкрайната обич да е възможна. Тя самата го вярваше преди години. Тогава бе на осемнайсет.
Аманда и Досън се влюбват безумно в гимназията. Макар да принадлежат към различни социални прослойки, техните чувства са неподвластни на неписаните правила в малкото южно градче. Непредвидими обстоятелства разделят влюбените и ги запращат по противоположни житейски пътеки.
След години Аманда и Досън...more
7 January 2013
Nicholas Sparks’ New York Times Bestseller “The Best of Me” is a romantic love story. It is about high school sweet hearts that drift apart and are brought back together twenty-five years later. Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole came from a small town of Oriental, North Carolina. Their lives were completely different; Dawson’s family had a bad reputation in town, while Amanda was the daughter of rich and successful parents. Even though they lived diff...more
A Q&A with Author Nicholas Sparks
Q: What was your inspiration for writing The Best of Me?
A: I suppose the inspiration was two-fold. It had been a long time since I’d done a “reunion” story (like The Notebook) so it was time to do another. At the same time, I wanted it to be different than The Notebook in almost every way. At the same time, I wanted to write a novel about characters in their forties. At that age, people are coming to terms with the decisions and choices t...more
It was easy to put this book down which is not a good sign. I stayed loyal to finishing it hoping that it would get better and I will admit that the twist at the end did add some suspense to the story but generally I found it dull.
In theory it sounds like a great story but unfortunately I didn't enjoy the development to much. There were quite a few ch...more
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