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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks MAG

November 17, 2008
By Stephanie Sanchez, Prosser, WA

Set in Beaufort, North Carolina, in the 1950s, A Walk to Remember tells the story of 17-year-old Landon Carter, who learns to live life differently after meeting Jamie Sullivan. Initially, Landon is the kind of guy who cares too much about what people think of him. But when Jamie comes into the picture, he only cares about being with her.

Things are looking up for Landon, until Jamie drops a bomb that changes their lives forever.

In A Walk to Remember, the characters take time to get to know each other and end up falling in love. Like other novelists of realistic fiction, Nicholas Sparks emotionally engages the reader. A Walk to Remember ­reminded me of all of Lurlene McDaniel’s novels, because both authors use themes of love and death.

A Walk to Remember is a book that you will not want to put down until you’ve reached the last page, because Sparks draws the reader in with emotions, descriptions, love, and death. For those who enjoy novels that touch your heart and make you think about real life, A Walk to Remember is perfect for you.

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MissDaisy14 said...
on Oct. 24 2016 at 6:38 am
Although I really like the plot but it feels like it was written by an amateur writer. I noticed a lot of redundant words and phrases. The novel doesn't look fluid. The author seemed to struggle from constructing the story. His earlier novels are much better written. Sorry... I liked the movie better.

ralan said...
on May. 8 2014 at 9:45 am
I like this book because the words used in the this book is very much heart touching and water comes out of my eyes. And this book is very emotion and i like the story which is very much emotion

morgan12345 said...
on Feb. 21 2013 at 9:44 am
morgan12345, Walmart, Idaho
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Book Review Outline Book title and author:  A Walk to Remember Nicholas Sparks Title of review:  My Favorite book! Number of stars (1 to 5): 4.9 Description and summary of main points She fell in love with a boy named Landon. Her dad was a preacher of a church. She finally tells why she was shy and sick.  The girl and the boy are two different types of people. People you would not expected to be together. Evaluation It is a very good written book. It is a tear jerker for sure.  It is very different than other types of books. It is a very sad ending. She finally finds someone she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Once you start reading this book you won’t want to put it down. Conclusion A girl finds a boy that wants help with his lines in a play. She helps him and something happens between them. They get into arguments, and they are in the play together. At the end a tragedy  happens to the father and the boy.

on Dec. 1 2012 at 9:55 am
ita an awsm novel ..lv it alot...<3

AKequestrian said...
on Sep. 13 2012 at 6:03 pm
AKequestrian, Homer, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw

This didn't really seem like a book review it was more of a book report. It sort of spoiled the book for me!! the last paragraph was good  though and its what inspired me to read it... :)

on May. 15 2012 at 9:37 am
i dont understand how you cannot like this book? all of his novels are kind of related. this book was amazing, just like all his others. hes an amazing writer, i don't think it was right for you to post this.

pianjo said...
on Apr. 11 2012 at 11:39 pm
sparks intented to leave the ending hanging so it is left to the readers to answer...

hermione said...
on Apr. 8 2012 at 4:35 am
i don't really understand does jamie die or not coz the writer says that i believe miracles can happen....it kinda means that she didn't die...right?

on Feb. 17 2012 at 10:50 pm
Invisible2Him, Southbury, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing."

I personally didn't like this book. I thought it was horribly written. Deffinitely one of Sparks worst pieces and I usually do really like his books. Honestly, I thought this book could've been meant for a fourth grader to read. I'm surprised I actually enjoyed the movie a lot better.

on Jan. 26 2012 at 7:08 pm
luv2bLDS BRONZE, Peoria, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough.

I absolutely LOVE this book!

on Jan. 26 2012 at 11:24 am
I love this book with all my heart almost as much as i love chase ! this is by far the best book ive read in a very very love time ! I love how he can always

on Jan. 26 2012 at 11:20 am
I absulutly am in love with this book its by far the best book ive read

laura28772 said...
on Dec. 15 2011 at 8:39 pm
laura28772, Gore, Other
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thanks for the great review, definitely have to read this book for myself :)

book said...
on Dec. 6 2011 at 7:37 pm
Love with all me heart

on Oct. 8 2011 at 9:34 pm
quellanella SILVER, Tokyo, Other
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i totally agree, i liked the movie but i loved the book:)

on Oct. 8 2011 at 8:26 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

I LOVE this book! For anyone who's never read it, YOU SHOULD!!! 

alex demond said...
on Sep. 20 2011 at 4:39 pm
hey im 15 i just fineshed a wlk to remember and well my teacher gave me an project to do and its to find a poem that is related to the story of a walk to remember and it has to be from the 50s. some one help please i cnt find one!!!

on Sep. 16 2011 at 8:36 am
tianna-alexa BRONZE, Minden, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.
— Eugene Ionesco

As well as pretty much everything that comes out of John Green's mouth.

Hi, Mrs. HarryPotter. I read A Walk to Remember when I was fourteen, and there was no inappropriate or graphic content. :)

By the way, LOVE your username!

on Aug. 25 2011 at 6:32 pm
I'm 14 and I always worry that Nicholas Sparks books will be innappropriate for me. Is this the same?

on Aug. 25 2011 at 2:08 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

I want to read this book! :)

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