I thought this was cute. I liked the story a lot. The main issue I had was what made Landon fall in love with Jamie. She wore her hair down and he thought she was pretty, therefore he is now in love with her after thinking she was annoying their entire lives. I thought the movie changed the parts that were weak and made it a much stronger story and a much more believable plot. Even though the movie was really sappy, it had truth to it that I think the book was lacking. I recognize that books and movies are different, and I would still recommend this book. It is still a really cute love story.