My daughter lover the movie Aquamarine, so as I usually do I bought the book to read with her. She argued with me the whole book. I hve so learned my lesson! Next time it will be book first then movie. I was so tired of hearing "thats not how it happened" "no, mom" "but in the movie" The book is good & I do recomend it, it is a great story about friendship, if you likes sisterhood of the traveling pants you should like this one too. I was just so tired from my daughter that it took some of the joy of the book away.