Saturday, April 7, 2012

"The Best of Me" by Nicholas Sparks


The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks is the sad love story of Dawson and Amanda, two high school sweethearts who went separate ways.  Dawson was from an abusive family and had bullies for brothers but was not like them.  Amanda was from a well-to-do family who did not want her seeing Dawson.  They had a common friend, Tuck who was an old widower but who could see their love for each other so made arrangements for them to cross paths years later through his will,  Over the years, they still thought about each other and wondered what would have happened if they stayed together.  Dawson never married, but Amanda did, although she never had the passion with her husband that she had experienced with Dawson. 
The mixture of some fighting, a couple of ghosts and Tuck’s sweet memories all work to make this an interesting read.  I liked this one because it didn’t drag along.  I think it would have been better though if the author let the reader know Amanda’s family better.  It seemed he just threw them in at the end to wrap up the book with a neat little ending. 
 (Karen's review)

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1 comment:

  1. Before I begin I want to congratulate you on your effort to donate money do different charities. It is a humane thing to do. Yes, I've read The Best of Me and it is a pretty good love story, maybe one of the best even by Nicholas Sparks. For me, he is a genius: he can mix tragedy and love and keep you on the edge while you read. And yeah, this didn't drag along, reminds me of The Lucky One, the story there was also pretty dynamic. My love stories (I'm an author too) are pretty easy going, but there are some dynamic moments in them.

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