Saturday, October 22, 2011

(165)The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me

Publication Date: October 11, 2011
Pages: 304

Recently I have been secretly proud of myself for resisting the urge to read new books by old favored authors that I had been disappointed in lately.  I should have kept my streak going with the latest effort by Nicholas Sparks.

Dawson and Amanda, old high school flames, are called home because of the death of a mutual friend, Tucker.  They hadn't seen each other since they broke up right out of high school and Dawson was sent to prison for vehicular homicide.  They reunite to honor Tuck's last wishes and in the process ignite the flame that was once between them.  But Amanda must return home after their magical weekend and as they part ways once again they both encounter tragedies that will change the course of their lives. Will their love hold strong or is it destroyed forever.

*sigh* Nicholas Sparks has become so predictable that I am almost ready to demand my $12 back because I feel live I have read this story before.  Oh wait, I have,

(Spoilers below.  Stop reading if you don't want to know.)

 Nights in Rodanthe with different names and just a few plot changes.  I used to really enjoy his books, but I guess he has become one of those authors where if you have read one of them you have read them all.  Remind me next fall to stay strong and just say no to Nicholas Sparks. 


Canada said...

While I was reading this I decided early on that this couple would never end up together. That is, not if Nicholas Sparks wrote it. His endings are rarely happy. But this ending was much too convenient and embarrassingly predictable. It reads like a typical star-crossed lovers novel without the happily ever after.

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