Having read two of his other books, I knew I could expect a beautiful romance from Sparks, and I wasn't disappointed. I loved the first half, even found it difficult to turn off, but the climax seemed to come too soon, and I found myself wondering, "What else can happen?" The story seemed to be over." Well, the second half went on and on and nothing else of consequence ever did happen. He seemed to be really stretching. Worse, the last half was overly sentimental, cliche, and redundant. I'd give the first half 5 stars and the second half one.
As a typical female, I usually enjoy love stories. Although this book make me cry because of it's sappy story, it went on for too long, especially towards the end when you feel like the author got the story out and you start wondering why does the book keep on going. There isn't much happening in the book, mainly conversation and reminiscing and since I only listen to audio books in my car, it's not the kind of book that makes time (or traffic) go faster.
There is no way that the author is a man, no men actually feel or act that way. It was a great book, a real tear jerker. I wish I had a man who loved that deep and could express his love that way. Don't get me wrong my husband is awesome.
One dimensional characters, predictable, melodramatic, shallow, a waste of a credit, a complete waste of time
This book seems to target a less sophisticated audience who wants there hand held through every page and needs to be kept awake with melodrama and cheesy romance.
Lack of development in characters and story lines and individual scenes.
Narration was good.
Way better than the movie! I loved this book.