My Favorite Author
One of my favorite authors is Nicholas Sparks. I began reading his works in about ninth grade, and many of them I've re-read multiple times. While they are all extremely good books, my favorite is True Believer. True Believer is about a young man who is a science journalist and he specializes in disproving the supernatural. He goes to a town to try to disprove 'ghost' sightings, but while he's there he finds himself falling in love with a young woman from that town. I've read it countless times, and it's one of my favorite books ever. His books The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Nights in Rodanthe have all been made into major motion pictures. His books are typically love stories of some sort, but they are all very unique. I enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks' books because they are simple and typically easy to read; he uses language that is easily understood, and his plot lines are not very confusing.
He also has great descriptions, you really feel like you're there in the story. Nicholas' characters are also all so humble and seem down-to-earth. My favorite character of his is Noah in The Notebook. Noah is a hopeless romantic who fell in love at a young age with a girl named Allie. But after a summer visiting Noah's hometown, Allie had to go back home. Allie's father kept Noah's letters from her so she never received them, thinking that Noah did not care about her. Many years later, Allie is engaged to another man but decides to visit Noah because she feels she must. They fall back in love and Allie is faced with a decision, to choose Noah or her fiancÃ©. My favorite quote is from Noah and he says, "I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect, I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived. I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and for me, that has always been enough."