Four stars is a bit generous. It's more of a three and a half stars.This is more of an thoughtful read than anything. It's touching yes, but I wish the characters were a bit more developed. Maybe it was just me, but Mitch was rather two dimensional. I know this is Morrie's story, but I wanted to learn more about Mitch. How did his visits with Morrie start to affect his life? I wanted to see what happened with his job; what could have changed between him and his wife. Did he revisit the idea of kids?While the themes discussed made me think every now and then, I wished it was a bit more subtle in its messages and less throwing it in our faces.Overall it was a nice and rather simple read, but I don't think it was memorable enough to stay with me.