A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

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There was a time when the world was sweeter....when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats.... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister....Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart-and the joy and pain of living. The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks's sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, comes his most moving story yet....
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1999
ISBN: 9780446525534
0446525537
Branch Call Number: FIC Spark 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xi, 240 p

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ilovecats2003
Jul 29, 2016

A fine book. I have to be in the mood to read love stories, and it worked for me. Not the greatest book, but was kept up generally well. I usually like fiction and coming of age. If you like love stories, or coming of age (Or Nicholas Sparks) then you should read this book. Otherwise, I don't think this book is for you.

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mogie
Feb 15, 2015

I started this book determined not to like it having seen the movie. It's better, of course. I didn't think it was the greatest love story ever. I think it would be a good vacation read. Light, easy to follow and not crazy long. I'd never read a Nicholas Sparks book before and I'm not dying to pick up another but seeing as it's February it was a nice little love story.

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Oicks
Aug 02, 2014

Easy read, but nowhere near as good as the movie and could have captured the reader more.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Be prepared for tears -- lots of tears! In fact, we are warned of this in the prologue. This is a beautiful love story narrated to the reader firsthand through the main character's recollection of events. Landon Carter recounts his senior year of high school in 1958, Beaufort, North Carolina. He tells of life in this small, Southern coastal town and thoughtfully describes the people and their habits. He also shares information about his family life and friends. He carefully set up the year where at 17, he very unexpectedly discovers love with the daughter of the town's Baptist church, Jamie Sullivan. In all respects, it is an unlikely pairing, and it isn't immediate. Despite having known each other all their lives, it is only during their final year at Beaufort High that they discover profound love. A tragic complication arises challenging their lifelong happiness. At the conclusion, Landon Carter, now 57, celebrates the joy of having loved Jamie, and is grateful for his special journey with her, realizing that he is the man he is today because of her. This is a very short book and readers will move through it quickly, but it delivers a poignant message in an extraordinary way."

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irishtemper
Jan 30, 2014

I have watched the movie more than a dozen times and then i read the book.
I did NOT like the book as well as the movie . Although a good book , Jaime is not a preachers daughter and Landon is not a troubled teen.

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Sharonsm28
Jan 03, 2014

Loved the book. Saw the movie and loved that as well! the book showed a lot more information than the movie, but the movie was still emotional and inspirational :)

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Alexandra_C_E
May 13, 2013

An emotional story that brought tears to my eyes!

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JCLElainaF
Nov 06, 2012

Loved the book. Saw the movie first but in my opinion the book's great too.

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GraceRajballie
Sep 03, 2012

I absolutely loved this book !!! Sure it was a bit formulaic but it is a very inspirational one :)

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ilikeitrainy
Aug 21, 2012

Not his best; or maybe not his best for ME.

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lily107022
Jul 04, 2015

Love is never rude or selfish

busyinbillspants Jun 06, 2012

“It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. In every way, a walk to remember.”

busyinbillspants Jun 06, 2012

“You have to promise you won't fall in love with me.”

busyinbillspants Jun 06, 2012

“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”

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Sharonsm28
Jan 03, 2014

Sharonsm28 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

ReadsAnything Jun 15, 2011

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lily10702
Jul 01, 2016

A girl has a disease. A boy falls in love

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

this book talks about a bad boy who has an attitude but suddenly falls in luv with a girl..who loves him dearly...turns out tht she will not live long.............

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