A Walk to Remember is a novel by American writer Nicholas Sparks, released in October The novel, set in – in Beaufort, North Carolina, is a. A Walk to Remember book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. There was a time when the world was sweeter when the . I can say however, that A Walk to Remember was my favorite novel to write. I enjoyed the process of capturing the voice of a smart-alecky year-old kid.
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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, andincidents are the product of the author's imagination or areused fictitiously. Any resemblance to. Fifty-seven-year-old Landon Carter narrates the novel, reflecting on events from 40 years in the past. The novel opens with a Prologue, A Walk to Remember. Sure to wring yet more tears from willing readers' eyes, the latest novel by the bestselling Sparks is a forced coming-of-age story concerning a pair of unlikely.
So I found myself in a dilemma. Also, keep in mind that the story was also inspired by my sister, who was very much alive as I neared the end of the novel.
But because of all that I had written with her death in mind, because she was growing weaker and weaker throughout the story, it would have been dishonest and frankly, very manipulative , to have Jamie suddenly cured. I could imagine some readers reaching the end and thinking, if that was the case, why the big build-up with her sickness?
Others might close the book and think the entire novel was believable … up until that point. So what was I to do? I opted for the only solution, the solution that best described the feeling I had about my gravely ill sister at that point: I wanted readers to finish with the hope that Jamie lived.
If you wanted Jamie to live, she lived. If you knew that Jamie would die, she died. At least, I hoped so. The majority of the story was made-up, though certain parts did have their basis in reality.
A close reading of the story will answer that question, but the answer is largely two-fold. Landon is a typical teenage boy, and at one time, I was one of those as well, so I could relate to what he was thinking.
But the funny thing is, despite what people read in the newspapers, I think most teenagers have pretty good hearts. Either the miracle was that Jamie lived if that was the ending you imagined , or that Landon had experienced the miracle of first love and it had redeemed him if you imagined that Jamie died.
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Synopsis 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. You cannot see it but you can always feel it. Inspiration for A Walk to Remember. And like Jamie, my sister got cancer. Sadly, my sister died in June She was thirty-three years old.
The Feature Film. About The Film. Book FAQs. Did Jamie live or die at the end of the novel? What was the inspiration for this novel? My sister.
Was this a real experience for you or was the story made-up? Are you from Beaufort, North Carolina? I live near there. Did you have the title of the book before you wrote it, or did the title come from the book?
It came from the book.
A Walk To Remember
As soon as I wrote those words, I knew that was the title. Is there any parallel between Landon and something in your own life? Did Landon become a minister?
Where as Landon was totally the opposite as he was one of the cool popular kids who would hang out with his friends after dark. Hard to imagine, but Landon finds himself dateless for the homecoming dance and as much as he doesn't really want to ask Jamie to go with him as he knows everyone will talk about him, but he figured it was better than not having a date at all.
He held no feelings for Jamie what so ever, but that would all change after the dance and Landon would see Jamie in a totally different way. Unfortunately Landon would soon learn something that would turn his world upside down.
A Walk to Remember is a beautiful love story which I enjoyed.
View all 10 comments. Sparks fans, but no one else. A Walk to Remember details the story of Jamie Sullivan, a preacher's daughter who seems to know everything, and Landon Carter, the boy who would never be tempted by Jamie in real life.
The plot is predictable enough, even if you haven't seen the movie. I won't spoil the ending here, but it leaves quite a lot to be desired. I wanted to like this book, since so many people I knew enjoyed it, but I ended up hating it. The material was far too idyllic in some parts, and overly sanguine in others. I c A Walk to Remember details the story of Jamie Sullivan, a preacher's daughter who seems to know everything, and Landon Carter, the boy who would never be tempted by Jamie in real life.
I could see how Nicholas Sparks fans could like it, but it didn't have enough heart or plot to keep me interested. It was short, but it would definitely be etched in my cranium for forever.
In the movie, they were cast as Mandy Moore and Shane West.
I watched the movie and loved it. I knew there was a book, but I only had a chance to read it recently. And I have to say that the book was just as good. Though I have to admit that I found the movie better than the book, but still both had their appeals. Jamie Sullivan, is miss goody two shoes. While Jamie is the ultimate role model, Landon Carter is the complete opposite. It started with him having to go to the homecoming ball with a date.
He would have to die first than be seen with his mom as his date.
How long have Landon and Jamie known each other?
So he asked Jamie, the last person on the earth anyone would ask. But what started with a necessity ended up as a constant want. But who could resist Jamie, when she is so sweet? He just had to please her. We see how he was a boy who walked the earth without actually savoring and changing into a man who knew how to count his blessings and relish them for as long as he could.
Well, all I could say is: The love story was beautiful while it lasted. I fall in love with this book more and more each time I read it: This is my favorite book and I'm glad I made it a tradition to reread it every year: Read for the first time: Read for the second time: Read for the third time: December 9, Read for the fourth time: December 3, Read for the fifth time: November 19, Read for the sixth time: December 4, Read for the seventh time: December 23, Read for the 8th time: December 28, View all 3 comments.
View 1 comment. I haven't read this book in a really long time. I forgot how short it was, it took me about an hour and a half to get through. I still love it as much as I remember. Yes, its different than the movie, and I watched the movie first, many years ago View 2 comments.
I'm Rollie Romance is the least among the genres that I craved to try. Instead, I stumbled upon reading this love story book. A risk indeed to read a different genre especially when it exempts among the genres you always thinks about. Thus, it doesn't just take twenty gulps to risk for it but takes time and sweat to decide the dilemma whether to give it a shot or not. Lately, I decided to widen my braced genres and I thought this book is worth the risk to I'm Rollie Lately, I decided to widen my braced genres and I thought this book is worth the risk to try.
So as a love story as this title represents, I'm afraid that the further words I will emancipate may loosen up the tightness of the statement I previously, in my reviews, professed.
The life of Landon Carter during has been brought back by his memories. Being a son of congressman, who he rarely see in their house in a year, is normal. Being with his friends Eric and Margaret are even normal for him, for he used to be with them since grade school. But being the Student Body President is another thing, while signing up for Drama Class is definitely not his thing.
Jamie Sullivan is surely the last girl in the world Landon wanted to marry but absolutely not the last girl to ask as a date for the school's homecoming. As Landon's world becomes closer to Jamie's, he'll find a plan he never thought fated for him. I was sure then before I tried that I wouldn't like this book, though I was in the mood to read this kind of book.
The moment I fixed my eyes onto the surface of the first page of the book's prologue, my feet as if set foot onto the world of what I was reading. I became the main character himself. Marvelous really it is to say how amazing the approach of the main character's perspective to me as a reader.
Truly effective. A perfect thing to add up is that the perspective used in the story is from guy's character, considering that it gives perfect justice to how a guy thinks, utters, and acts. The story composes of just simple elements: The typical story of ugly duckling that turns into swan; typical story of a jerk guy who fell in love to the swan; and a typical story of a man who'll do anything for love. The magic of how it turned out to be good is the summation of all those factors.
Moreover, Sparks really used the overused concepts perfectly during the shifting of events, which of course a positive move for the book to become better. I'm told that the movie is way better than the book. Granted, for I am one of those unfortunates who haven't watched the movie yet. Yes, I did not itch to watch the movie the moment it had been shown in cinemas nor did I eagerly wait for it in movie cable channels. But I'm very much glad, for I think that choosing to read first the book over watching the movie is one way or another, a smart decision.
I honestly admire Sparks for writing down the solid description of Jamie Sullivan, yet unknowingly behind her image is a great mystery. That despite of the best answer a normal person could offer to the reason of her action, there is still hidden truth behind it that alters the nearest possibility.
The greatest thing I liked about this book is the profound messages of the story beyond what are written, though some are already given. I liked how faith works at Jamie, that even though everything has been taken from her, she dignifies how her faith still remains. I was also touched at how simply a very kind person could turn the people oppositely to what they were. There is even presence of the true effects of love, which it leads the in love human to think either sane or insane.
And the story, in a way, emphasizes how humans should give attention, importance and deeper understanding on the things that surround them not until it's too late. And the best of all is how faith can bring out the miracle to the surface out of the deepest pit. I admit that there were many times the book led me on the verge of tears. For I reckon that this book, no matter how cold-hearted I am, is no wonder a heart-moving one. View all 66 comments.
I am not a Nicholas Sparks fan. I like my love stories with a little more pizzazz, wit and humour. I want the heroines to be headstrong and dripping with pithy comebacks. I expect the heroes to be unassuming to begin with and memorable by the time I shut the book. And most of all, I want So, keeping all these requirements in mind, A Walk To Remember is not my cup of tea. And yet, dare I use a dreadful pun?
It helped that I r I am not a Nicholas Sparks fan. It helped that I read the book and watched the movie based on it simultaneously. In a nutshell, the book is about the quintessential bad boy falling for the Reverend's holier-than-thou daughter. It's about cheeky Landon Carter losing his heart to the angelic Jamie Sullivan. It's about one glorious summer in the lives of two teenagers and their journey to a heart-breaking end. Shane West plays Landon Carter in the movie.
With the angular thrust of his eyebrows and his devilish smile, Shane West was better than the paperback Landon. Mandy Moore plays the parish's golden girl, Jamie Sullivan. Let's just say that paperback Jamie was better than the celluloid one. Amalgamating the two sources, I give you my favourite moments: Spark 1: This may seem like a very pompous thing for Jamie to say, but taken into context with what her future holds Spark 2: There's something endearing about the way Shane West nuzzles Mandy Moore's shoulder.
It was symbolic of how hormones were not the governing factor in their relationship. And it helps that it was Shane West doing the shoulder-nuzzle.
Spark 3: The last line wasn't in the book. But it was a perfect addition. Bible carrying Jamie Sullivan was the girl brimming with faith in God's plan. Falling in love with Landon throws a curve ball that makes Jamie vulnerable. Spark 4: A version of Jamie's favourite passage from the Corinthians that she would have liked to be read out at her wedding.
And which does get read at her wedding. It was also, pretty much, the essence of Jamie Sullivan. Spark 5: This line sounds super-cheesy but considering the fact that Reverend Hegbert spent a good part of the book disapproving of Landon Carter and his heathen ways, it was pretty special for Landon to hear this at the end of the story.
So yes, the book is not for those who want a fast-paced read. It's not for those who don't want their religion thrust in their faces. And give it a miss if you don't fancy bittersweet endings. But, if you want a change of pace; if you want to imagine an entirely likeable Shane West as the appropriately cast Landon Carter falling fathoms deep in love; if you want to just savour a different facet of love So beautiful: My favourite part here is the part where Landon starts to change..
My only problem was that I felt their love but I couldnt feel their sorrow.. Am I making sense? Eventhough I really liked this book, I have to say, I had expected a little more when I first started it: The movie meant a lot to me than the book did. Te diriges hacia una calamidad sin precedentes. Esto recapitula mi experiencia agridulce al leer Un paseo para recordar. Por su comunidad y donando dinero al orfanato.
De esa manera, el misterio llamado Jamie se desarrolla gradualmente ante nuestros ojos y cuando deja que el gato salga de la bolsa, toda su rareza y peculiaridades se decodifican. Landon es un personaje que madura mucho a lo largo de la novela Al decirle que se ve obligado a pasar tiempo con ella y la ve como una carga, me dio una necesidad incontrolable e incontenible de lanzarle algo con fuerza.
Ambos eran tristes a pesar de las ligeras diferencias entre ellos. Read prior to GR. I just bought this last week for my daughter, so you never know.
I may re-read. Loved the movie too, the lesser known Shane West was a fave from my very most fave show ER. Sweet, innocent and hopeful.
What's not to love about that? In every way, a walk to remember. The writing was easy and the plot wasn't too complicated. At first, Landon's character really pissed me off but he g 'It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. At first, Landon's character really pissed me off but he grew to be okay. And Jamie was just such a sweetheart I couldn't help but like her.
In my opinion, the story lacked any sense of originality but it was an easy read and enjoyable nevertheless. I only picked up this book from the library because they didn't have the specific books I was looking for in, so I walked through the aisles and randomly selected a few so the trip wasn't a waste.
When I saw it on the shelf, I remembered that someone a while ago had recommended that I read it and "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks, and because books are almost always better than the movie versions, I decided to give it a shot. I actually liked the movie when I saw it. I am a sappy girl like that s I only picked up this book from the library because they didn't have the specific books I was looking for in, so I walked through the aisles and randomly selected a few so the trip wasn't a waste.
I am a sappy girl like that sometimes. I don't read romance novels, and I don't watch chick flicks like they are going out of style, but Dirty Dancing will always be one of my favourite movies, because I grew up watching it over and over. So, sometimes I fall in love with a sappy story. In some ways I prefer the movie to the book, which might be only because I had seen it before I read it.
I struggled with whether to give it two or three stars, because I felt like it was more than just "ok", it was decent, but when I look back at other books I had given three stars to, I really did not feel like it was on par with them. I would have probably loved this had I read it when I was thirteen or fourteen.
Maybe I have gotten more cynical over time, or maybe it's just that I would have related more at that age, I don't know, but as sweet as the storyline was, it just didn't pull on my heartstrings like it clearly was meant to. I know I teared up during the movie, but the book didn't do it for me for some reason.
I don't think it was because I already knew what was going to happen - it would have been pretty obvious where it was heading had I not ever seen the movie, and I have re-read books before and still been as touched as the first time. I think it just fell slightly short in capturing the tender moments, and that is where the movie was able to pick it up and elaborate. I wouldn't recommend it necessarily to anyone, but I also wouldn't suggest to someone that they shouldn't read it.
I've definitely read worse. My first Nick Sparks book, a beautiful one too. At first I was kind of reluctant to read it since the story is set in and I thought it was going to be slow and well, boring. I particularly love the stark contrast between Landon, the bad boy gone good, and Jamie, the devout Christian girl who is everything nice on the surface and with closer inspection, a strong character whom I f My first Nick Sparks book, a beautiful one too.
I particularly love the stark contrast between Landon, the bad boy gone good, and Jamie, the devout Christian girl who is everything nice on the surface and with closer inspection, a strong character whom I find myself admiring and can't help falling for much like Landon did after he got to know her. It is amazing, not to mention touching to see how their relationship from an unlikely friendship develops into something much more.
I was smiling the whole time and it was so beautiful, so romantic!
I have to admit a lot of tears were involved both sad and happy during this particular scene. Fair warning; make sure you are in the vicinity of Kleenex, they really do come in handy.
A lot. Of course, eating comfort food later sure helps as well. Highly recommended for those seeking a beautiful story about young love. Hated it. First and last Sparks book for me. Tried way to hard to go for the tear jerking moments.
What can I say? I can't even begin to explain how wonderful this book was.
A Walk to Remember (novel)
Once again, Nicholas Sparks outdone himself. When I first started reading this, I didn't expect much, seeing as how it was a tragedy and I don't really care for tragedies, after the disaster with Romeo and Juliet LOL. However, there was something more to this book than other sad books I've read in my life.
For one, this book touched my heart-REALLY touched my heart- and made me ask myself all these questions about love and miracles. This is like, the only book in my life that gave me that heartwarming I-want-to-be-a-better-person feeling. I love how at the beginnning Landon was just an ordinary high school student who took the smallest details of life for granted, but after meeting Jamie, he saw life and love in a new perspective.
THIS is the kind of book that could be the new Twilight. I feel like people need more of these heartwarming, inspiring stories and I'm very grateful to Mr. Sparks for teaching me a lesson that I'm sure others need to learn. First off, I would like to praise the book cover. Fits the theme and book title perfectly. It reminds me of autumm, memories,walking, and lives changing. To me, the book cover shows how years-old Landon flashbacks to his senior year when he was a year-old.
Even just looking at the cover makes my insides turn all gooey and reminds me of all Jamie and Landon had to gone through. How a twist of fate could change a boy's life and make him see what life has to offer him. When Landon asked Jamie to go to the school dance, little did he know it would only be the beginning of a long-time memory that would last with him forever.
It's so neat how Jamie and Landon would later fall in love with each other, even though they never expected the unexpected to happen.And it was in a way, but the characters were great and so the journey was great. A Walk to Remember was inspired by my sister. He has known Jamie Sullivan all his life, and his "logic" tells him that she's nothing special — in fact, that she's rather strange.
Landon's father pressures him into running for class president. While Landon thinks this is a strange wish, he accepts it. It is part of the reason the other students mock her. View all 66 comments.
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