I am pretty sure this book gave me mono. Or mono-like symptoms. Definitely not my taste. I try to read at least one book by the authors that are super popular at the library, but so far it is not going well. I will not be reading any more by Nicholas Sparks. The dialogue seemed inauthentic and cheesy. This was just one big block of Velveeta. I can definitely see why his books are made into movies, though. I have a feeling the movie version of this book was much better.