Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Best of Me


This week I read The Best of Me By: Nicholas Sparks. I actually finished this book in a week as well. It’s about a couple, Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier. They both went through hard paths in high school. They fall madly in love and promise each other they would never leave each other. Well, they were wrong. The time came, senior year, the hardest decision of their life came. The ended up splitting up and separating the paths. Many years later, when they both are middle aged, (45) a very close friend of theirs Tuck, died. His last request was for both of them to come back. When they came back the memories come flooding back and they “re-fall” in love again within a matter of days. 

Before they came back home, Dawson never fell in love with another women after Amanda. He became alone. While Amanda fell in love again in College with a man named Frank and had 4 kids, 1 died at the age of 3 from Leukemia. Coming back, both Amanda and Dawson share what they have done in 20 years they’ve seen each other. After confessing there love again, Amanda sees that she has a family and falling in love with Dawson is a problem. She decided to leave Dawson and go back to her family.

To find out more (the ending) and more specific details, I highly suggest you pick this book up and start reading it! It’s the cutest book you will ever read.
               The Best of Me, taught me a valuable lesson. Everyone has second chances in life. You get a second chance in life, not just love. I think that’s very important to understand. You shouldn’t give up just because it didn’t work the first time, brush it off, and try again
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“The truth is, the world isn't easy for any of us. It never has been and it never will be.” 
 
Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me

               Stepping up and trying to make the best of things is another lesson I learned from this book. There are so many hidden lessons weaved into the book that you need to notice in close detail. My favorite part of the book was when, meeting each other 20 years later. The amount of detail Dawson and Amanda remember of each other is amazing. It shows how special their connection is and showcases that they have true love.