Book Review: The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Read: July 2017

I know it’s been a while since I last read a Nicholas Sparks novel, but this year, I found myself chain-reading his books. One of the things that I love about reading a Nicholas Sparks novel is that it always feels like catching up with an old friend, and it just draws me closer to him every time. I don’t think there will ever be a book by this author that I will hate.

In The Best of Me, we follow Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier, two high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. More than 20 years later, their paths cross again in the same place where they made so many memories years ago. As they look back and catch up on the years they’ve been apart, they realized that their feelings for each other has never changed.

This book was gripping and overall emotional. It’s a combination of the magic of true love and tradgedy, but it’s amazingly written just like any of his other novels. It just made me admire Nicholas Sparks even more; the way he writes is inspiring and I cannot stress enough how much I loved it.

The ending may not have been what the readers wanted, but it has still moved me in so many ways. Truly, this book has turned into one of my favorites.

“Because you aren’t just someone I loved back then. You were my best friend, my best self, and I can’t imagine giving that up again,“ he hesitated searching for the right words. “You might not understand, but I gave you the best of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same.”


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