Published by Grand Central Publishing on 1999-10-01
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
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...
While reading The Longest Ride, I decided that I wanted to read more Nicholas Sparks, so I went to the library and grabbed a bunch of his books. I saw A Walk to Remember years ago but had never read the book, and it was short, so I decided to read that one next.
I don’t really have a lot to say about A Walk to Remember. It was a sweet love story, though Landon irritated me sometimes with his reluctance to recognize his feelings for Jamie. It was cute, though, to see him develop feelings for her, whether he meant to or not.
I think having seen the movie ruined a little bit of the surprise for me, so the big reveal didn’t really have the same effect that it might have. However, the ending was a little different. I liked it, though I had to do a little research since I was confused!
Overall, I thought that A Walk to Remember was short and sweet, but nothing fantastic.