The Best of Me
In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, ...more
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"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
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 gre ...more
First of all, by the time I had gotten to page 90, I'd already read sever ...more
Me encantó la relación tan única y especial entre Dawson y Amanda (a pesar de que ella se me hizo muy odiosa en varias oportunidades). Esos 25 años distancias no cambiaron ese vínculo de amistad y confianza que ...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 ma ...more
By now I’ve read enough Nicholas Sparks to know going in that I’m not always going to be guaranteed a HEA. In fact half of the suspense for me in reading his stuff now is that I’m not sure who he’s going to kill off. Sure it’s also frustrating as hell, because I always forget and then just when I’m all invested in the characters and wrapped up in their budding romance, bl ...more
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.
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.
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 beau ...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.
I though ...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
Normalmente en el final de un libro de Sparks estoy tirada por los suelos y llorando a mares. Pues aquí estaba medio riendo.
I btw, knjiga ima 311 stranica, a ne 236! :-/
“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 cha ...more
ผูกำกับตองนำบทประพันธของสปารคมาเคาะใหมหลายจุดแนๆ โดยในหนังสือมีการใส flashback เรืองของอะแมนดาและดอวสันตอนวัยรุนเขาไปเยอะมาก และตอนทีดอวสันติดคุก อะแมนดากไปเยียมดอวสันตลอดเวลาหลายปี โดยทีรูวาเขาจะไมมาพบเธอเพราะเขาอยากใหเธอไดเริ ...more
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Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s 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 n...more