The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

I read the Notebook eons ago in high school and basically haven’t read any of his books since. I remember it being an emotional, and unique read – by far the best of his books that I had read. I haven’t read any of his books published since then – but after reading The Best of Me I definitely won’t be reading any more. It was by-the-numbers emotional pandering that was predictable and just plain bad.

THE BEST OF ME is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they’ve 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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