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 ...more
Amanda and Dawson were High School sweethearts. Destined for different things, their relationship was bound to fail. And it did. Big time. Amanda went to an Ivy League University and Dawson? Well, he went to Jail. Needless to say, that was the end of that.
Years later, the funeral of Dawson's mentor brings them together again. Dawson is still single, and has never married. Amanda is a married mother of three. That magic they shared together however, well, it's still there. How ...more
This book isn't fair! Right now my emotions are all over the place I don't even know if I could write a decent review.
But heck, Nicholas Sparks did it again!
Everything in this book is remarkable. Told in multiple POVs, I found this book totally engaging and emotionally-driven. I fell in love right from the beginning up to the end. With Nicholas Sparks' beautiful lines and plot, I could never stop admiring how ...more
First of all, by the time I had gotten to page 90, I'd already read ...more
I am pretty sick of Nicholas Sparks, his books are sooooo predictable but it was 10,000 times worse because of the man reading it. UGH!!! He could NOT do voices and I found myself rolling my eyes and laughing out loud because he was sooo bad. Seriously, where do they find these readers? I want that job.
I'm sure you are a nice ...more
By now Ive read enough Nicholas Sparks to know going in that Im not always going to be guaranteed a HEA. In fact half of the suspense for me in reading his stuff now is that Im not sure who hes going to kill off. Sure its also frustrating as hell, because I always forget and then just when Im all invested in the characters and wrapped up in their budding romance, blam. ...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.
There are only three places in the world where you stand the risk of losing many of your favorite persons-
⏩ Real world, during natural calamities.
⏩ Fictional world, Game of Thrones.
⏩ Fictional world, Nicholas Sparks novels.
Throw in some romance, some supernatural conscience, some predictably melancholy farewell, there you go- you call it a best seller. Seven stars, because I stained the pages with tears. But then I go and cry about everything at the slightest provocation.
Amanda and Dawson fell in love in high school. Dawson came from a gangster family where going to prison was a badge of honour. Dawson was the white sheep; its hard to believe he was from a family of criminals, good in every way. Yet, Amandas parents were against their relationship ...more
Nicholas Sparks did it again. I think he secretly (not so secret anymore) enjoys RIPPING our hearts out. I cried. Not ashamed. 🤚
It started off as the mother of all clichés (not complaining), I still liked this a lot despite the very predictable, yet engaging plot; but I admit that some parts SHOOK me (not spoiling anything, you're gonna have to read this).
I'm glad I never gave up on Sparks and still am reading his ...more
I wanted to read this book, but once I saw the movie I changed my mind.
I wasn't expecting a happy ending from this book, but the way this story was portrayed was kind of mean and unpleasant in my opinion. I am not talking about Amanda and Dawson's love story,as always that part was sweet and kind, I am referring to Dawson in particular.
I hope that it doesn't come across that way in the book, but in the movie it seems like Dawson had a crappy life from the very beginning and ...more
There's a lot of magic between you too, ain't no denying that. And magic makes forgettin' hard.
This is my first Nicolas Sparks book ever and in the end, I learned that Mr Sparks is big on angst, epic frustrating romance (at least in this book), never ending tragedies is his thing and wringing out every kind of emotions from each page is the very definition of a Nicholas Sparks. Despite all this, I had every reason to expect an epic romance with side serving of second ...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 ...more
The characters were great, I thought they each brought something that made the story interesting in its own way. I very much enjoyed how each of their stories was intertwined and seeing how they each dealt with difficult times.
Nicholas Sparks is one of the worlds most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.
Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the...more