3.5 Rating at best in my opinion.
Curiosity concerning the popularity of this novel led me to read it. However, I did not have high expectations for the plot. And I was right to find it mediocre.
As I expected, the romance was incredibly predictable. It came out of nowhere and was too spontaneous to be real.
Though I do not know anything about the author, there was a lot of transparency into his mind. The metaphors reflect his thoughts. The themes of loss are not super hackneyed either, like many typical movies or novels.
It did not bring me to tears though.
Overall, it was an easy read and not difficult to get through. I recommended this for people who are not overly concerned with details.