|Plot Summary of Message in a Bottle|
|"Another good one by Sparks. This is a love story filled with anger, confusion, hope, fears, all wrapped into one. It brought me in from page one and wouldn't let go until I was done. The letters Garrett wrote were a tad far fetched, but other then that, a great book."
Darcey, Resident Scholar
|"This book revolves around the story of Theresa Osborne,
who finds a beautiful letter inside of a bottle and
Garret Blake, the man who wrote it. Their passion and
their love together is somewhat cliched, but written in
a so pretty way you almost dont notice it. After I have
finished the book I cried a lot - something I smile now
when I remember - and the following days kept me
thinking about the book. It is an adorable reading,
one you will never forget. Be completely aware of
Marco Aurelio, Resident Scholar
|"The female character in the book finds love notes written by the male character. As she finds out more and more about him, the more she finds herself falling in love with him as well as his words. It turns out that he has written many letters to his dead wife, because it is the only way he feels he can communicate with her. He feels the sea connects them. So in ofer to make sure she gets his messages he tosses them out into the see. This book is wonderful, it will make you cry, laugh, and long for love like this. READ IT, you won't regret it. "
Amanda Kelley, Resident Scholar
|"A widower finds love again in a reporter, but after he falls in love with her he realizes that their first meeting wasn't fate. "
Michele, Resident Scholar
|"Can you imagine a man who loves his deceased wife so much that he writes messages describing his love and sets them afloat in the sea? In this touching novel by Nicholas Sparks, Garrett Blake writes to Catherine. Some of his messages are found by Theresa Osborne, a columnist for "The Boston Globe." Touched by the messages, she searches for Garrett and finds him. What follows is a poignant story about the power love has in guiding our lives. Theresa, a lonely divorcee and Garrett, filled with kindness and compassion, find a relationship that is real and promises happiness. The ending is not what you would expect, but it brings a greater poignancy to the novel.
Maurice A. Williams, Resident Scholar
|"Theresa finds a message in a bottle on the shore of a beach in Cape Cod. The letter is from a man named Garrett to his lost love Catherine. She publishes it in her newpaper column and gets a lot of feedback. In this feedback she recieves another letter from Garrett to Catherine and she decides to find Garrett. She goes down to Wilmington, NC and meets an amazing man. Garrett and Theresa fall in love but Garrett is still in love with Catherine, his deceased wife. Will Garrett give all of his romantic attention to Theresa before its too late?"
Catie Griffiths, Resident Scholar
|"In this amazing love story Theresa Osborne finds a bottle on the beach with a letter inside of it. The letter is from Garrett Blake, a widower, to his dead wife, Catherine. When Theresa reads the letter she becomes intrigued by Garrett Blake and the love he holds for his late wife. This letter leads her to search for him and when she finds him they fall in love.
Throughout their amazing love affair a few problems arise and Theresa begins to wonder if the man she has come to love will ever get over the loss of his wife and be able to have a future with her. "
Kaycie Miller, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Message in a Bottle|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
Inner struggle subplot
- angst over dead lover
If one lover chases another...
- she chases after him
Kind of relationship:
- love affair by letters
Main Male Character
- small businessman
Sex makes him
Main Female Character
Effect of sexing
- sail boat
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How explicit is the sex?
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
Focus of story
- equally on him and her
How much dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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