I originally read this book because I love the movie so much; this is nothing like the movie. However, I still realy enjoyed this book. My only issue with the whole thing was the main character. She annoyed me a bit too much at times with all the whinyness. Otherwise, great descriptions of feelings and emotions that come along with getting on with your life after tradgedy and had enough laugh-out-loud moments that this wasn't a depressing read. Actually, it was very sweet and touching.