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The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks


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4.47 / 5 based on 156 Reviews

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The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
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Amelia S.
235 reviews
I like to read a Sparks novel occasionally as a break from more serious literature. They seem like well written romances with good plots and characters. However, the endings have become predictable and never 100% happy. From the beginning of this book, I kept thinking about how it would end and if someone would get killed.

Dawson and Amanda had been high school sweethearts even though they came from "opposite sides of the tracks" in Oriental, NC. They split up due to pressures by her parents. She ended up married to a dentist and they had children. Dawson went to prison for four years for accidentally killing the town's doctor when driving a vehicle. Later he worked on offshore rigs in the Gulf.

Dawson and Amanda met up again over 20 years later when Tuck a mutual friend and father figure in Oriental died. His will requested that they scatter his ashes at a cottage that had been owned by him and his deceased wife. Two of Dawson's cousins hated him and made multiple attempts on his life.

At some point the ending became very predictable and typical of Sparks. Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading it. At least up to the predictable ending.
Lexi W.
692 reviews
Bookworm Expert Level 1
Absolutely thought it was okay... But enjoyed reading book enough to finish it !! There is always more to the story in a book than the movies, along with way more details.
Hayley H.
El Paso, TX
133 reviews
My favorite Nicholas Sparks movie! The plot of this is good and you of course get the romance that comes with a NS book/movie. All of his movies are good and I recommend each of them individually.
Trisha F.
Esparto , CA
188 reviews
I loved the actors , but I'm the type of person where I really want the movie to end in a happily ever after . I get spoiled with so many movies and books ending that way . So when it doesn't it actually doesn't make me feel good and leaves a sadness in the air . So it's definitely not my favorite and I don't plan on ever seeing them again 
Alex P.
Elizabeth, PA
181 reviews
Bookworm Expert Level 1
The storyline kept the reader wondering what was going to happen next-would she reciprocate his feelings, would she go with him, would his Cousin's ever leave him alone. Lots of twists and turns. Couldn't put it down! Kept me motivated from start to finish. An unexpected ending, pretty sad actually. I hated to get to the end of the book. 
Ana C.
Miami, FL
351 reviews
Amazing book by Nicholas Sparks!!! And I love the fact that i cannot predict his stories! It makes it exciting for the reader because we do not know what to expect! 
Shaunice L.
461 reviews
This book made me cry it was so sad how they found love and it was taken just as quickly. I enjoy all of Nicholas's books as much as I dislike them. Someone always dies so I guess that's what makes them so realistic.
Christa S.
Mogadore, OH
209 reviews
Loved this book so much and surprisingly I really enjoyed the movie too! It was a great book that really kept my attention. I didn't have to force myself to read it (I hate leaving a book unread). I really loved it!
Rachael R.
Raleigh, NC
266 reviews
Bookworm Expert Level 1
Great story line and a total must read for any book lover their is, I know I couldn't stop reading it myself, but that's how I feel about most books I'm practically a nerd but I'd totally recommend to anyone!!
Brittney W.
106 reviews
Love love love this book. It is one of my favorites from NS. I really enjoyed this storyline. So sweet! I have read several from this authors and this is tops for me. I would highly recommend it to anyone
Rachel S.
74 reviews
How did everyone feel about this book??? ( and the movie I guess)
Zorimel V.
New Bedford , MA
147 reviews
How is this book? I've read many Nichols spark books, and they all have similar story lines. A this like his other books?
Kimberly A.
Vermilion , Oh
25 reviews
Which book of his is your favorite ?
Pamela N.
Hamilton , OK
490 reviews
I liked the movie. Is the book much different then the Movie ?
yakalis d.
Orange City, FL
179 reviews
It has pros and cons but i think is a good book

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