Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Review: A Walk To Remember by Nicolas Sparks

Summary: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...

Review: Sometimes regarded as one of the best books Nicholas Sparks has ever written, A Walk to Remember takes the readers on a roller coaster of emotions: from fear, sadness to anger and resentment.

I loved the book! In the beginning it was slow and I was hesitant to see if I would like this book. But I gave it a chance and I'm glad I did. Being such a short book, Sparks started the book with needed background information. Then he go straight to the story.

Landon Carter is the cocky, rebellious teenage boy who gets in trouble with the law. Jamie Sullivan is the daughter of the reverend, the sweet, innocent girl everyone can't help but fall in love with. But as we read into the book, we see that Jamie is an outcast though she doesn't seem to mind, or in fact, notice. Two character we never expect to see together.

But as Jamie and Landon are forced to work together on a play, Landon realizes there's more to Jamie than meets the eye. As the two spend more time together, Landon breaks the promise he made to her: no matter what, he would not fall in love with her.

We are told a story about falling in love where you least expect it. And when you think nothing can go wrong, reality hits, and in the case of the book, reality hits hard. After finding out the truth behind Jamie's actions and promises and such, Landon does everything in his power to make Jamie's last days on earth the best ones.

This book will make you angry, cry your eyes out, and truly be thankful for what you have. In this book, Sparks does an exceptional job writing about a young teenage boy who learns the true depth of the human heart and goes from a boy to a man.

Grade:Go to fullsize image I really liked it.

Cover: C, I'm not sure how this cover relates to the book!

Overall: A very touching book that will stay with you for a long time! If you haven't read this yet, go get it now!

1 comment:

  1. This is the first NS book I ever read and it's still one of my all time favorites. I loved the movie as well!