Nicholas Sparks isn't the best author ever, but i do enjoy his plots. I had already seen and enjoyed the movie and i think i enjoyed the book just as much. Probably more, since Miley Cyrus isn't in the book.
I think the characters were well-developed. There was one Captain Obvious thing that Ronnie completely misses toward the end that bugged me. But, yeah, i liked it.
*Review written on July 19, 2014.*