I have this theory that Mr. Sparks is this horrible man whose main goal in life is to make women cry. While this statement is a bit exaggerated (I don't know whether or not he's necessarily a horrible person), his books tend to always turn me to waterworks. This book was no exception. It was a good read still, but just a forwarning to all who might be interested in reading it, you will probably cry. I've learned not to read too many of Sparks' books in a row. They just tend to pull at your heart too much, and they can make you pretty raw from the experience.