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 . 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 , and. Download at ==>>caite.info?book= A Walk to Remember (Roman) read ebook Online PDF EPUB KINDLE A.
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It was I, however, who was closest to it. I'm fifty-seven years old, but even now. I can remember everything from that year, down to the smallest details. I relive that. Landon heads up the walk and onto the front porch. .. Mr. Kelly makes a note in Jamie's file. MR. Then you remember more than I do. Editorial Reviews. caite.info Review. In the prologue to his latest novel, Nicholas Sparks File Size: KB; Print Length: pages; Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 24, ); Publication Date: May 24, ; Sold by.
If you wanted Jamie to live, she lived. 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. I want the heroines to be headstrong and dripping with pithy comebacks. In many ways, Jamie Sullivan was my younger sister. You have successfully joined Nicholas's private mailing list and will receive an email confirmation shortly. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
It's nice to escape to reality and this book is a nice way to do it. Reading Sparks is like eating at McDonald's. Of course I read more cerebral and serious books than this. Those are the healthy stuff or the steaks or those hard-to-pronounce French cuisine or those burned Meditterean veggies or those real raw treats in a Japanese resto.
Despite having all those choices for good books, I still pick, once-in-a-while, a Sparks. We know what to expect and we can't deny that we like it. Just like going to McDonald's. We always see it our our way to work and we know that it is not healthy. But still pass by to have a quick fix for our hunger and we cannot deny that we like it. View all 25 comments.
Emotional wreck. View all 7 comments. They say opposites attract and for Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter this was true. Jamie was the daughter of a small town baptist minister.
Jamie was a sweet, kind girl who liked to volunteer at orphanages and rescue animals. Everywhere she went she carried her bible and she never put on make up and didn't mix with the so called cool kids. 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. View all 5 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 has taken me 19 years to finally read 'A Walk to Remember' View all 4 comments.
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.
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. Like Jamie, my sister met someone. Even when he knew she was sick, even when he knew that she might not make it, this man asked my sister to marry him. Established in as a trade and customs port, Beaufort is the third oldest town in the state and is steeped in colonial charm.
Nowadays, Beaufort is known as a summer retreat, where visitors and resident alike can enjoy the shopping and dining on the waterfront district, or take ferries to nearby Cape Lookout, Shackleford Banks, or Carrot Island, where wild horses roam free. The daughter of a minister Mandy Moore meets the only son Shane West and the story takes us through hard times, love and bitter sweet passion.
This great love story shows us that it all comes down to who is by your side and who is willing to stand up for love even when it seems impossible. As I mentioned in the notes, this is the most frequently asked question I receive. There are a number of things that I have to explain before I get into the answer so you can understand my reasoning. Part of it goes back to Message in a Bottle.
In a nutshell, while many readers loved the ending of that novel, a great many were furious with me for it. Really furious. This was on my mind while writing Walk, and part of me thought that if I killed off another major character, my readers would never forgive me. Nonetheless, when I started the novel, I knew that Jamie was going to die.
Every page, every scene, every chapter was written with that idea and it continued to proceed that way right up until the end of the novel, when the time came to write those words.
I marveled at her strength and faith, and I was proud of everything for which she stood. 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.
In response, Landon demands an explanation,  and Jamie reveals that she is dying of leukemia. The following Sunday, Hegbert announces to his congregation that his daughter is dying. In turn, Landon's father helps to provide Jamie the best equipment and doctors so she can spend the rest of her life at home. One day, while sitting next to Jamie while she sleeps, Landon comes up with an idea. While Hegbert is reluctant,  his refusal to deny Landon's request is seen by Landon as approval.
Landon and Jamie are married in a church full of people. Although she was weak and was in a wheelchair, she insisted on walking down the aisle so that her father could give her away which was part of her dream.
In every way, a walk to remember". But what I can do is let another share in the joy that she has always given me". The book ends with Landon 40 years later at age He still loves Jamie and wears her ring.
The novel was published in the fall of October in hardcover print, and later in paperback edition. It spent nearly six months in the best-seller list on hardcover, and an additional four months on paperback.
The novel received mixed reviews from critics. The Sunday New York Post holds that it "never fails to be interesting, touching, at times riveting A Walk to Remember was adapted in the film of the same name , becoming Sparks' second novel adapted to the big screen after Message in a Bottle in Sparks sold the film rights to Warner Bros. Sparks and the producer thought that because the film was suitable for teenagers "because of the message it provided", they had to make the adaptation more contemporary.
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