I'm guessing that this was based on a YA novel, but nonetheless, I barely watched any of it. Very slow in the beginning and I didn't like the way the mom was practically forcing her son to spend time with a girl who has leukemia. I hate this trend of most YA book themes that have one person with a terrible disease. Whatever happened to happy books? I didn't even have to watch the rest of this movie or bother with the book because I can guess what happens. Sorry but no thanks. In this world today, I need happy movies, not depressing ones.