This is one of my favorite books ever. I've read it about 5-6 times. I wasn't happy about the ending when I first read it, but not everything has to have a happy ending! I find the ending bittersweet. I highly suggest reading the book before you watch the movie. The movie is more romantic. In the book, Winnie is 10, and in the movie, she's around Jesse's age. Jesse is 17. I read this book in only two hours, but then, I am a fast reader. This book will always hold a special place in my heart. I sure love the Tucks!