A Walk to Remember is the 8th Sparks book I have read. It’s probably my 2nd favorite book after The Last Song.
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Plot: Realistic, but sad
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont: No
Book Boyfriend: Landon
My review for A Walk to Remember:
I give this 4.5 stars. The story is told in 1st person in the past tense, and it’s told by a 57 year old man named Landon Carter who remembers his life when he was 17. Landon tells his story about his 17th year and senior year, he drastically changed in both his morals and his attitude all because of one girl. Landon out of desperation asks Jamie Sullivan, a widower minister’s daughter and only child, to go to homecoming. Jamie is very different and very religious, and she becomes ridiculed for her personality and beliefs. Jamie’s father, Reverend Hegbert, doesn’t like Landon so the story has a bit of a Romeo and Juliet factor to the book. Landon gets to know Jamie more and realizes that she isn’t all that bad, and she teaches him lessons of love, pain, and sincerity. Jamie’s dream is to get married in her church filled with the whole town, but due to her popularity Landon doubts that’ll ever happen. The last thing he believes would happen is that he would fall in love with Jamie so he promises that he won’t fall for her after he made her promise. How does Jamie’s encouragement and sincerity cause Landon to change? Jamie is also keeping a secret, but what is it? What will Landon do to make her happy?
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