I have heard several people (those that have only seen the trailer for the movie, nothing more) compare this story to a Nicholas Sparks movie/novel. That I will argue against. There was far more depth (in my opinion) than in anything I have read by Sparks but I guess I still expect just a little bit more from Green. It's rare that I come up with an alternate ending for a book that I had no involvement with, but about halfway through this book I thought of an ending that I secretly wish would have happened even though I knew the book wouldn't end this way. I don't want to spoil anything at all, but if you read this book and are curious, feel free to contact me and we can discuss.
Overall, I thought this was a great book. I am nearly certain it won't make it into this year's Top Ten list, but I see why people are obsessed with it and why people are beyond anxious for the film release. I plan on seeing the film, but I have a feeling I might be the only one in the theatre that won't have tears in their eyes.