It's a nice small notebook. The paper is thick, so there is almost no ink show-through. The backing is durable plastic and it's sturdy. I like the elastic loop on the backing for holding a pen, and I like the other elastic that holds the book closed. The front cover is made from a heavy card stock, so it won't survive rain, but it's good-looking and has that wonderful quote from our guy on it. I'm pleased enough with it that I bought a second one for a friend. I gave it 4 stars because the cover is card stock, not vinyl, and it won't survive a heavy rain unprotected.