The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me

By Nicholas Sparks

  • Release Date: 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Romantic Suspense
Score: 4
From 4,972 Ratings


In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel of first love and second chances, former high school sweethearts confront the painful truths of their past to build a promising future—together.

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen."

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in their small town in North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back home for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew—about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear—was not as it seemed.

Forced to confront painful memories, the former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?


  • Ment to be

    By spaulding0711
    Great meant to break up your idea
  • True love

    By nursfarmgirl
    Oh the love Amanda and Dawson had is/was undeniably TRUE LOVE. A love that very few experience in a lifetime even once. Their’s, bound by one heartbeat forever. ♥️
  • Loved it!!

    By alybthom
    Such an amazing read!!!
  • Love Never Fades

    By Lakewaco
    A happy, sad, and revolving story of love lost, found, and lost again, yet to be with her forever.
  • tru

    By trutit
    expected that. it’s NS.
  • Amazing

    By Mandapere0922
    I really enjoyed this book I know some people didn’t like the ending or the outcome. But I enjoyed the ending and this story. This book is about two teenagers Amanda and Dawnson who loved each other. But couldn’t be together because of Amanda’s family didn’t like Dawnson or his family. Then old friend of theirs passes away. And some surprises come into the story. I recommend this book it’s lovely story.
  • It was Ok

    By cdav39
    I hate to say it but the movie was much better than the book. I'm an avid reader and have liked several of his books. This was not my favorite. It wasn't bad but I expected more.
  • The Best of Me

    By Kilosss
    One of the best books I have ever read!! Amazing!
  • Omg!!!!

    By Uhmaziinq_x3x3
    This book is so amazing I just couldn't put it down!!! The ending had my eyes watery ! Gosh I read three of his books and loved them all can't wait til read them all
  • Great Book

    By Nessa0564