When I started this movie, I was looking for a typical teenage movie, since Miley Cyrus starred in it. Then I looked it up while I was watching it. The movie was based on Nicholas Sparks' novel. That means, it will end in tragedy somehow, usually it's not the main character who dies. But the protagonist learns something from who had died. This one went exactly according to Nicholas' pattern.
Moving on is always the theme of his novels. Miley did her best in the movie, I think. But I won't suggest it to anyone who doesn't enjoy Nicholas' partially miserable writings. But, they has some reality in them.