Basically, the novel talked about how simple events in one's life could possibly change the person. The situations that the characters encountered had shown clearly the lesson that the author wanted to say to the readers. However, perfectly written as it may seem, some contextual flaws could still be drawn from the reader's perspective.
The main point of the story concentrates on the life-changing experience of Landon Carter, the main character, and how he evolved from a typical school no-good-doer to a mature and an exemplar individual. Miracles could happen, as explicitly stated in the book. In some instances, miracles could really happen, but in our world today, miracles are just the result of human actions.
Today, these things are almost impossible to happen in real life. The typical love-tragedy theme of the story is far from reality. In reality, it's very rare to see a person falling in love with someone because of how she, like Jamie Sullivan, had treated the other. Candidly speaking, love is no fairytale, it is but a dream. But the whole context of the story implied, obviously, that such fairytales could happen. Perhaps, the author had been careless to overlook the harsh way of life nowadays.
Far from reality as it may seem, ordinary readers will not be able to distinguish what's make believe or not because of how cunningly the author brought the whole plot. If you are not a keen critic, you will not be able to see his flaws. He subtly merged reality to fiction, giving life to his work. He has a unique technique of doing this magic. First, he creates the plot, makes it thick, adds some spice and then, he will leave the entire story to the reader.
It will make you cry and you will smile. You will encounter several emotions throughout the story. There's a bored feeling, then it will shift into an exciting situation. There's a scene that will