Book Review | A Walk to Remember
Title: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Genres: Romance, Fiction
Published by: Grand Central Publishing (Oct., 1999)
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…
What I Thought
A Walk to Remember is a book I’ve been meaning to read for quite a while now. I really love the movie, and I had heard that it was very different from the book, so it’s one that I’ve always been curious about. I’m so glad I finally got a chance to read this book!
One of the things I really loved about A Walk to Remember, was the setting. I loved the quaint, small town, 1950’s vibe. I think it really gave the story a sweet and comfortable feeling, if that makes sense. I also loved the narration. I thought the pacing of the story was great. It truly felt like Landon was sitting there, and sharing his story with me.
Honestly, this book was a little overly sappy, but, I think that’s why I loved it! Jamie and Landon’s relationship was such a slow-burn and so innocent, and I just inhaled it like it was candy. It was so good!!
Overall, this was such an enjoyable book! It’s a tearjerker, but in the best way. I loved the characters, the romance, and the sappy-ness. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of romance.
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