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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

A Walk to Remember (original 1999; edition 2004)

by Nicholas Sparks

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Title:A Walk to Remember
Authors:Nicholas Sparks
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2004), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 224 pages
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Tags:Fiction, Romance, Drama

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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (1999)


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If you enjoyed reading the notebook, this book is much the same. It is an easy read and a touching small town story about a 17 year old boy who falls in love with a girl he has known all his life, but never noticed. ( )
  celesteporche | Sep 29, 2016 |
Admittedly not as good as the first time I read it in sixth grade, but this teenage sick-lit romance (spoiler!) still kinda holds up. I honestly almost like the movie better than I do the book. Which is blasphemous I know. But the modern day version of it is more intriguing than the 50's version that takes place in the book. Long before John Green there was Lurlene McDaniels and Nicholas Sparks writing "sick-lit" romances that made teenagers cry, this is a prime example. The bad boy falls for the good girl, and he later finds out (spoiler!) that she's dying. A sappy tear jerker that will always be popular. ( )
  ecataldi | Jun 22, 2016 |
2015 Rating System: 5
  ZetherBooks | Jun 15, 2016 |
Review: A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks.

This was an inspirational Young Adult book to read. It was written well, good characters, a good impressionable subject for teenagers. The subject relates to high-school students who have not yet begun to date seriously. The theme is based on content of a person’s character and not on the chest size or the willingness to engage in sex. The only difference is Nicholas Sparks brings two young people together that deals with a fate, emotional feelings and heart break that many adults carry through their entire lives even though this young couple never get past holding hands and a few kisses.

The story basically starts with an older man of 57 years reminiscing a year of his life that he would never forget.---- Landon Carter was in high-school as a senior and just starting to research colleges that looked promising to him when he befriended Jamie Sullivan who was the daughter of the town’s Baptist minister.

I’m going to back up a little because Jamie was never really accepted by the friends he chummed around with, they thought she was weird because she was a true Christian girl who carried a bible in her arm wherever she went and Landon himself, felt this way too. Jamie was someone who was always made fun of for her sweet attitude and being involved in many charity works. As the school year goes on it comes the time for the school dance. Landon gets sidetracked by starting to put together his applications for college and when he went to ask someone to the dance it was to late. The girls he was interested in or fit his standard’s of quality, were already taken. He realizes that Jamie was the only one left. She was in his drama class for the Christmas play, however, the only reason he joined that class was to be able to use it on his résumé. His friends were already teasing him about the play and now if he asks Jamie to the dance he would never hear the end of it. Plus, he didn’t even know if she would go with him.

Landon finally gets the guts to ask Jamie to the dance and she hesitated at first but agreed on two counts; she would have to get her father’s permission and if he must promises not to fall in love with her. After the dance Jamie started communicating with Landon during rehearsal of the play and began walking up to him and talking to him when he was with a group of his friends. At first Landon was very uncomfortable about this especially when she asked him to walk her home after the rehearsal one night because it was dark. Then he started getting use to walking her home but after awhile he thought she was making a habit out of it. The next thing he knew he was spending more time with her on her front porch. Landon was trying to figure out how she was keeping a hold on him when really he was starting to like their chatting and doing things together even though his friends kept teasing him.

The story goes on with a heartwarming friendship that turns into love and understanding of how such a beautiful thing can change overnight. They were two teens turning into adults stricken with emotions, grief, and Jamie’s fulfilled fantasy dream…..
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
I loved it and was hard to put down! I did cry at the end though.
  Eire2011 | Mar 11, 2016 |
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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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