by: Nicholas Sparks
One of the major external problems that the main character is faced with in this book, is the fact that she has a obsessive stoker following her and she can't get away from him. He is very dangerous and has already killed previous victims and now he is after her. She attempts to solve this problem by calling the police but they don't believe her. Then she tries to run away but he follows her. The internal problem deals with the fact that she doesn't believe herself at first that Richard is actually the stoker. She knows that he is but he seems too nice to actually be one. She finally realizes that she is right and she then goes to the police. I believe that she made the right decision of going to the police and getting them involved with this murderer. They could help her get rid of him and protect her.