“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.”
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…
To be honest, it’s the first time I’ve read the book, but I’ve watched the movie many times and yes it’s my favorite movies of all time. I still cry and have the same feeling every time I watched the movie. I love the book as much as I love the movie. And as always the book is more detailed than the movie.
Can I just say that this book is perfect? Nicholas Sparks is really one of the amazing authors out there. The way the story was written, it was like you are part of the story, like you are there with them. I was thrilled to find scenes not included in the movie and descriptions that really brought you closer to the characters. A Walk to Remember is told from the eyes of Landon.
Landon is sixteen-year-old senior high student of Beaufort High School, North Carolina. Being a son of congressman, who he rarely sees 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.
What I really liked about the story is how pure and innocent the love is between the main characters. Sure, they were young, but what they had was real. You could also see the character development, how Jamie changed Landon by their experiences for the better.
I cried a bucket after reading the book just like when I watched the movie because Jamie and Landon’s love story was just unbearable. It was just a short and sweet read for me. If you are not a fan of Nicholas Sparks, then I bet you better pick this book and start reading now. It was a beautiful, heartwarming, powerful tearjerker.