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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

A Walk to Remember (1999)

by Nicholas Sparks (Author)

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just another love story where the theme is a rip off from the love story by erich seagal... although the writing style is pretty good...bt stilll its the same old story...it was like jst reading a differnt version of love story...nothing new... ( )
  abhidd1687 | Mar 26, 2015 |
A Walk To Remember
A Book Review By Marcella Leonard-Jackson
“Have you ever noticed that things seem so easy for everyone else?” They know all the right people, they have all the cool clothes, they get invited to all the BEST parties; and you’re just left there on the outside. Jamie Sullivan is a 17 year old girl who doesn’t have cool clothes, is never asked to parties, and no one really wants to hang around her. Her father is the town reverend, she carries around a bible and does lots of charity work for orphans, pet shelters etc. 17 year old Landon Carter comes from a wealthy family, and his relationship with his dad is strictly a paycheck to the family every month. His dad is a Congressman in North Carolina and three fourths of the month lives in Washington D.C. Landon is no different from the others. He thinks Jamie is weird, but as President of the school he is required to attend all school functions including the first school dance of the year. When Landon is running out of time to find a date he looks in the yearbook to find a girl, and unfortunately for him the only one available was Jamie. Jamie gladly accepts and she actually turns out to be the best date Landon could’ve asked for. Jamie takes a liking to Landon and asks him to be in her father’s annual play “The Christmas Angel”, that is always sold out. Although reluctant, Landon accepts knowing his friends will tease him for being in the play. Landon begins to walk Jamie home after rehearsal routinely; but one day his friends see him and tease him. He becomes so embarrassed for hanging out with Jamie that he tells her off. The night of the play Jamie is beautifully dressed and Landon for the first time in forever sees how pretty she really is. They spent Christmas Eve at the Orphanage, and that day Landon Realized that he had fallen in love with Jamie. On New Years Landon and Jamie go to dinner and Landon finally tells her he’s in love with her. Jamie responds with “you can’t be in love with me!” Landon is confused and asks for a reason for her response. When she tells him he falls even more in love with her and does everything in his power to make her happy.
Nicholas Sparks is an amazing author who has many successful books. His words simply draw you in and make you feel the emotions of the characters. He lets you know that love is the most amazing thing in the world, that you should cherish time with your loved ones, and that you should never judge something for the outer appearance because it could end up being the greatest thing that ever happened to you. I recommend this book for everyone who can either read or listen, because I think everyone will enjoy the heart and values that “A Walk To Remember” has to offer.
  Leonard24 | Feb 4, 2015 |
When I first bought this book, I was skeptical. I thought that it was going to be another cheap-schlock romance novel. After all, I wasn't a huge fan of other Nicholas Spark reads.

However, I plunged into this book and each page gave me hope. This wasn't any cheap-schlock, this was a masterpiece. Everything harmoniously comes together at the end, and there wasn't a single thing I would change about it. You have to read this book. ( )
  Luluguineapig | Jan 27, 2015 |
Life beholds many bumps, some bigger than others. One can be a sickness, while another can be a loss or even a separation. This is exactly what is portrayed in "A Walk To Remember" by Nicholas Sparks. A thrilling dramatic-realistic fiction story in a time when things were simple and someone only needed "A Walk To Remember".

The story is a bout a rebel teenage boy Landon that changes into a caring, loving man that has found the thing he has longed for his entire life. Jamie is a humble, caring and generous girl who is very religious and loves her father. Reverend Sullivan, Jamie's father, that protects his daughter and is old fashioned. The two, Landon and Jamie, fall in love in Beaufort, North Carolina, a small town right on the coast in 1958.

At first Jamie and Landon are nothing alike. She is careful and self-disciplined while he is reckless and careless. Their two paths cross when he is asked to perform in her play and soon needs help with his lines. The two slowly grow closer and soon fall in love until the main conflict gets in their way and their lives are drastically changed forever.

I like "A Walk To Remember" because of the way Nicholas Sparks touched the readers hearts and made them feel like they were there for every minute of it. The author created tension by keeping the main conflict away for so long until the reader felt as if they were part of the book. I would recommend the book to any young adult who loves dramatic and romantic novels. ( )
  Tato14 | Jan 21, 2015 |
This is by far my favorite book. This book is about a young girl who has cancer but doesn't want anybody to know. She likes this boy named Landon but he doesn't give her the time in day. Landon gets in trouble with school and must participate in a school play. Jamie was the main character and these two had to work together. Landon starts to fall in love with Jamie, but she told him he must not because of her being sick. It's a great book for young children to read because you never want to take life for granted. ( )
  emilyann93 | Dec 2, 2014 |
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Sparks, NicholasAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bouchareine, ChristineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Honkasaari, LiisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Petrelli, AlessandraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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What a valuable lesson this novel serves to teach. Those who may be different from us, status or otherwise, can be the most wonderful people to know.
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In the prologue to his latest novel, Nicholas Sparks makes the rather presumptuous pledge "first you will smile, and then you will cry," but sure enough, he delivers the goods. With his calculated ability to throw your heart around like a yo-yo (try out his earlier Message in the Bottle or The Notebook if you really want to stick it to yourself), Sparks pulls us back to the perfect innocence of a first love.

In 1958 Landon Carter is a shallow but well-meaning teenager who spends most of his time hanging out with his friends and trying hard to ignore the impending responsibilities of adulthood. Then Landon gets roped into acting the lead in the Christmas play opposite the most renowned goody two-shoes in town: Jamie Sullivan. Against his best intentions and the taunts of his buddies, Landon finds himself falling for Jamie and learning some central lessons in life.

Like John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany, Sparks maintains a delicate and rarely seen balance of humor and sentiment. While the plot may not be the most original, this boy-makes-good tearjerker will certainly reel in the fans. Look for a movie starring beautiful people or, better yet, snuggle under the covers with your tissues nearby and let your inner sap run wild. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien

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Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister ... Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart--and the joy and pain of living.… (more)

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