However, with this movie I was pleasantly surprised. Miley wasn't half bad. I mean, she wasn't brilliant by any means, but it was a definite step up from Hannah Montana. Better yet, I actually got sucked into the story. It follows a lot of cliches and definitely couldn't be called "one of a kind," but it was real, it was believable and it had a happy(ish) ending. That, my friends, is pretty much the criteria for a Carrie-approved movie.
So of course I had to read the book. It was a pleasant surprise too. Since good ol' Nick worked with the script, it follows the same basic plot as the movie, but as books always are, it was much better developed.