I’ll add an 8th observation that anyone who hasn’t read the book likely doesn’t know about (which might possibly include the person who wrote this Buzzfeed piece)— the book is based on a real family that the author (Gayle Foreman) knew, though it was parents with two young boys. Both parents and one of the kids died in a car accident, and one of the boys lived for a short time after the accident, only to eventually succumb to his injuries. The author said that she had wondered for a while if the boy somehow knew that the rest of his family was dead, deciding to join them. That thought nagged at her so much, she ended up writing a whole book about it. That being said, I’m not at all into the “pretty white kids dying” fictional literature, either. I agree with some of the points this piece made, but I don’t think these seven observations alone sum up the film or the book. There’s more to it than that.