- Pub. Date: June 2010
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Format: Mass Market Paperback , 320pp
- Sales Rank: 6,204
In a snug New England fishing village, Charlie St. Cloud tends the lawns and monuments of an ancient cemetery where his younger brother, Sam, is buried. After surviving the car accident that claimed his brother’s life, Charlie is graced with an extraordinary gift: He can see, talk to, and even play catch with Sam’s spirit. Into this magical world comes Tess Carroll, a captivating woman training for a solo sailing trip around the globe. Fate steers her boat into a treacherous storm that propels her into Charlie’s life. Their beautiful and uncommon connection leads to a race against time and a choice between death and life, between the past and the future, between holding on and letting go — and the discovery that miracles can happen if we simply open our hearts.
I decided that I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie. I am always disappointed the other way around so I did. The books was what I expected – a easy sad read with a decent ending. I was pretty predictable but still a good read. Would I pick it up and read it again, probably not but it was worth the read. I really don’t have a lot more to say about the story. If you like a predicable story, this one is a good quick read.
3 of 5 stars