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The Best of Me (2011)

by Nicholas Sparks

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This is the story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they have taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.… (more)
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Really liked it. But the ending... arghhhhh. ( )
  xKayx | Dec 14, 2020 |
Enjoy his writing about relationships. This one was a bit unrealistic to me. Dawson holds a torch for Amanda, his high school attraction with one night stand before she leaves for college. Amanda, although claims she still love him does nothing to find him or ever see him again. They spend a weekend together reminiscing while dealing with the funeral wishes of Tuck, the man who took Dawson. Never do any sex since she is married to a drunk. Dawson's relatives ruin his life with their revenge of past fights. Ending not fair, ghost images seemed unreal. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
I had the same complaints as the other 1 and 2 star reviewers. I gave it the second star because it wasn't bad enough to abandon.
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  Seayla2020 | Nov 21, 2020 |
I'd say its 3.5-3.75 but not quite 4 stars ( )
  RunsOnEspresso | Mar 25, 2020 |
Good not great. Predictable ending. ( )
  nwieme | Mar 19, 2020 |
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This is the story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they have taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.

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Neither of the two small-town former high school sweethearts has lived the kind of life they imagined and although they are now middle-aged, neither has forgotten the passionate first love that altered their world. When they return to their hometown for the funeral of a mentor, they're forced to confront the choices they made and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks - with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life would force them apart.
Years later. the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip.... Called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter when the needed it most, they are faced with each other again, and forced to confront the paths they chose. Can true love ever rewrite the past?
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