I'm not a huge Nicholas Sparks fan. At all. He's really not that great of a writer. Every book has the same formula, with details changed. However, they're good books when you want a quick read or are in the mood for something sappyyy. Which is how I was feeling the day I picked up Safe Haven...
I actually surprised myself with this book! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was suspenseful, graphic, heart wrenching, && just the right amount of sap. The ending was a shock to me, I totally didn't see that coming. All in all, I have to admit I really liked this book. Which leads me to the corner with my tail between myyy legs for all the years of dissing Sparks.
I was soooo excited to watch this movie after I read the book. There was so much potential for this to be an amazing movie. I've been a long time soap watcher since I was a child (my parents watched AMC && OLTL). When I saw that Josh Duhamel was in the movie, I got even more excited. This movie was AWFUL! From the very beginning I found myself saying, "that didn't happen". I know movies tend to leave stuff out from the book, but this movie added things and changed things to where it was almost unrecognizable. I think I could've handled all that and still enjoyed the movie if the movie was actually good. It wasn't. The acting was terrible. Absolutely atrocious. I do NOT recommend this movie whether you've read the book or not.