The last person Landon thought he would fall for was Jamie Sullivan, daughter of the town's Baptist minister. A quiet girl, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals and volunteered at the local orphanage. Landon would never have dreamed of asking her out, but a ...Read MoreThe last person Landon thought he would fall for was Jamie Sullivan, daughter of the town's Baptist minister. A quiet girl, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals and volunteered at the local orphanage. Landon would never have dreamed of asking her out, but a twist of fate threw them together when he found himself without a partner for the school dance. In the months that followed, Landon discovered truths that most people take a lifetime to learn - about the joy of giving, the pain of loss and, most of all, the transforming nature of love. 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 ...Read Less
This was an older book, but the condition was just great. It was one that was missing in a friend of mine's collection of his writings and I gave it to her for a gift. I've used this seller before, and will return again!
Apr 29, 2010
I loved this book it brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. I highly recommend it.
Apr 29, 2010
Walk to Remember
A hardcover book for this price was a great deal; I just wish someone would have stated that it was large print.
Sep 7, 2009
THIS IS THE NOVEL THAT MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH SPARKS' LOVE STORIES. A WALK TO REMEMBER WAS THE FIRST BOOK OF HIS I EVER READ AND I WAS IN JUNIOR HIGH AT THE TIME. IT IS SUCH A GREAT NOVEL ABOUT FAITH AND LOVE THAT IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR THERE. I HAVE BEEN HOOKED ON HIS NOVELS EVER SINCE AND HAVE READ AND RECOMMEND ALL 14.
May 11, 2007
Won't want to put this down!
If you watched the movie and didn't read this book you are missing out!!! There are quite a few key scenes in the book that are not in the movie. The book is so well written. You will fall in love with the romance between Landon and Jamie. This is what you call true romance!
Publishers Weekly, 1999-08-23 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 young lovers. In a corny flashback device that mimics The Notebook, 57-year-old Landon Carter spirits himself back to his fateful senior year in high school in Beaufort, N.C., when he was an archetypal troublemaking teenager of the 1950s, changed forever by an unexpected first love. Jamie Sullivan, the Bible-toting minister's daughter, with her drab brown sweaters, spinster hairstyle and sincere, beatific advice, is the obvious target of high school ridicule. Despite conspiring in Jamie's derision, class president Landon, desperate for a date for the homecoming dance, finds himself asking Jamie. Afterwards, Jamie asks him to participate with her in the metaphor-laden school Christmas play (Jamie plays the angel). Landon endures the taunting of his friends and forms an uneasy friendship with Jamie, which is carefully supervised by her father. The teens visit needy orphans, give Oscar-worthy performances in the school play and share dreams watching the sunset. Landon realizes he's in love with Jamie, but, of course, she is hiding a devastating secret that could wring her from Landon's arms forever. Now tortured by his knowledge of what will be her terrible fate, he must make the ultimate decision that catapults him into adulthood. Readers may be frustrated with the invariable formula that Sparks seems to regurgitate with regularity. Although the narrator declares, "My story can't be summed up in two or three sentences; it can't be packaged into something neat and simple that people would immediately understand," this is the author's most simple, formulaic, and blatantly melodramatic package to date. Agent, Theresa Park, Sanford Greenburger Associates. Doubleday Book Club and Literary Guild main selections; 20-city author tour; movie rights optioned by Denise DiNovi at Warner Bros.. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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