I'm not really a fan of Nicholas Sparks. My mother asked me to read this book so we could see the movie together. I find his writing too sappy and predictable. And the twist at the end- so completely out of left field. It didn't fit with anything else in the book or make any sense at all. I guess I just don't understand why the story would reflect a real life situation and real life scenarios and then randomly throw in a supernatural being.