Book Talk By Amanda Sobek Message in a Bottle By Nicholas Sparks
About Nicholas Sparks• Nicholas Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 31, 1965. He went to the University of Notre Dame on a full ride track scholarship. During the summer going on his second year he was injured and while he was injured he wrote his first novel but it was not published. He married his wife Catherine in July of 1989. He wrote his first novel, The Notebook, when he was 28. He then went on to write many books and now lives in North Carolina with his wife and kids. For more information about Nicholas Sparks go to Nicholas Sparks’s website www.nicholassparks.com
Beginning of Message in a Bottle• At the beginning of Message in a Bottle a woman named Theresa Osborne is running on the beach during a vacation when she finds a message in a bottle. She reads it and thinks that it is the most sentimental message she has ever read that was addresses to someone named Catherine from Garrett. She went back to her hotel and showed it to her friend Dianna. Dianna thought that Theresa should publish in the newspaper that they both work for. So thinking it was a good idea that would really attract readers, she published it.
Middle of Message in a Bottle• Later in the book Theresa finds/recieves two more letters both addressed to Catherine from Garrett that were all found washed up in the ocean. She thinks it’s destiny that she found them all and wants to meet this Garrett. She finds out that he owns a shop in North Carolina. She flies from Boston, where she lives, to North Carolina and goes to the shop that he owns. When she got there someone told her that Garrett was by his sail boat at the dock so she goes down to the dock. She finds him and she acts like she is really interested in sail boats when really she was just trying to start a conversation. He offers to take her on a boat ride and it all goes up hill from there.
Ending of Message in a Bottle• Theresa and Garrett fall madly in love with each other until Garrett finds out that Theresa published his letters he wrote to Catherine, who was Garrett’s ex wife who died. He was so crushed that even though she didn’t know him at the time that she would even publish something so sentimental in a newspaper. He stormed out and she didn’t talk to him for a while. One night Theresa decided that she needed to get back with Garrett but there was a hurricane coming into North Carolina but she risked it. She flew down to his house to find Garrett’s dad also looking for him. He said that he probably was sailing during a hurricane. Garrett thinking that he could beat the hurricane decided that he needed to write a message to Catherine because that was the only way that he could get over the pain of not being with her. So he went out sailing thinking that he could beat the hurricane to drop his letter in the ocean. But the hurricane hit him while he was out and Garrett didn’t make it back in time. So many people were upset and Theresa lost her best friend and her most loved boyfriend.