Having seen the movie, and actually liked it despite its cheesiness, I decided to read the book the movie was based on. Turned out the movie creators took a few liberties, but still…
It was an enjoyable book. Well-written, rather well-paced despite its many points of view, and with nicely-plotted, fleshed-out characters.
I actually ended up liking the book more than the movie, with its suspense plot much more prominent, and rather gripping, even though I knew, having seen the movie, how it all ended. And yeah, although this is supposed to be a romance, it was rather light on that particular subject, which actually worked quite well for me.
I liked how the story was fleshed-out, “existing” outside of the requisite romance.
This book was amazing. I could not put it down. The story was so beautiful and so touching. The characters that Nicholas Sparks has created in this story are just perfect. They are so interesting and it was fantastic to read about. The last few chapters were so gripping and it was impossible to stop reading until I was done. I can't wait to read more of Nicholas Sparks' novels.
I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. It is a touching tale of redemption and has equal parts suspense and humor. My favorite thing about the book is that it is told by three different characters and therefore told by three different viewpoints. It gives a completely different dimension to the story and was really enjoyable to read.