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on August 30, 2010
I cannot believe how great everybody thinks this book was. If Vanda said "I'm tough, damnit" one more time, I was going to throw the book across the room. I HATE heroines like that. They're so annoying and immature. "Look at me, look how tough I am. Screw you, no one can hurt me, I can withstand anything. No one scares me, I scare them. Everybody should cower in fear of me, and I will never ever feel any other emotion than hatred. Let's fight!"
Oh my gosh, grow up.
Phil, however, was an awesome character. He was the best character I've ever read in a Sparks book. I realize that Vanda was hurting, but some of the things were just too cliche, and I think that's why it seemed annoying and childish. I wish there could have been a tender scene where he helped her get through her past and she realized why she was so angry. But, no. Of course, not much in this book happened realistically.
However, I did not hate Vanda. I understand her. What I didn't understand was how exaggerated her anger was. It was too intense and dumb. She got mad for the stupidest reasons, and was really violent and brutal. It was almost sick.