Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Review: The Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks

On the jacket:

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen."

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, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?


A Walk To Remember was my first Sparks' book. Very few male authors write awesome love stories and Sparks is one of them. I didn't like all his books, but I can safely say I am a fan.

The Best Of Me is yet another mushy, gooey love story. I say yet again, because like is common in Sparks' books, one of the couple dies. It's heart wrenching and you might have read eyes for a while after you finish reading. 

I will not get into spoilers.. If you read romance, you would want to give The Best Of Me a chance. Pick it up.

[This is a personal review.]

Rating: ****/5

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