Book Title: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Description: Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he’d fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town’s Baptist minister.
A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it.
Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter’s life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood… (Description from Goodreads.com)
Review: A Walk to Remember is a very beautiful story. It’s about a 17 year old boy named Landon who is popular, and it seems like he’s very close minded at the beginning of the story. There’s also a girl named Jamie who is a part of a very religious family, and she’s also a talented singer. A Walk to Remember is also a movie but they’re both a little different. The story is about how Landon falls in love with Jamie (a girl no one wants to be around) little by little. Fate made him her homecoming date and nothing in their lives were the same afterwards. Jamie showed Landon other depths of life and changed his perspectives on life. Landon started to lose his bad boy image when he started to go out with Jamie.
This book shows a very valuable lesson and that is people with different statuses, wealth, age, gender, race or religion can have friendships or something even more valuable with each other. No one should base their friendship on physical and changeable things and this book shows that perfectly. I absolutely loved how Landon took a chance with Jamie even though it took a lot for him to do it. This book shredded my heart to pieces and tied it back together and shredded back to pieces again. This is such a heart-warming story and it kind of reminds me of The Fault in Our Stars. A Walk to Remember is so inspirational and I loved it! The characters in the book are complete opposites of each other yet they make an impact on each other that is so great. I couldn’t believe how well written this book was and it was a million times better than the movie. Jamie’s character was so always so nice and she had an ongoing spark that never dulled out even when she was at her worst, and I loved her character so much. I would really recommend this book!