"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled 'This could change your life'."
-Helen Exley

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-Marion C. Garretty

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Safe Haven

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Pages: 340
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a feaful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport.
With Jo's empathetic and stubborn support, Kaatie eventually realizes that she muct choose between a life of transiet safety and one of riskier rewards. . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

Nicholas Sparks is such a good author that I always expect to be enthralled. I wasn't let down. I feel that every book he writes just gets better and better. All of his books have some kind of tragedy in them. This one happens to be Katie's past, and it's pretty scary. There were times during the book that my mouth was literally hanging open. I laughed, cried, and cheered in the end of this book.

The main character of this book is Katie Feldman. She keeps a very low profile and tries to blend in to the small town she moves to. You can just tell how fragile she is. Overtime she develops more of a personality and you can get to know how strong, brave, and courageous. She is easily one of my favorite characters from any book I've ever read, and not just because we share the same name.

Overall this book it one of my favorites by Nicholas Sparks. It leaves you thinking and pondering the plot, baffled by what happened, and victorious about the overall ending. This book taught me a lesson about what it really means to survive and it makes me wonder if I could survive in Katie's position. If you haven't read Safe Haven, pick it up today.

Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. uuu... another Nick Sparks book! arn't these always lovely? his stories always put a smile on my face. thanks for sharing your thoughts!



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