17 Feb 2013

Book Review: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

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...

Published:   First published in 1999
Publisher:   Warner Books
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Series:   Not part of a series
Source:   Bought

My Review    10 out of 10

I have just fallen in love with this story all over again.  It has been many years since I last picked up this book and a little sooner that I last watched the movie, probably when it first came out, and I have been very much looking forward to delving into this story again. For me, there is always something almost magical about sitting down and delving into a Nicholas Sparks story.  It is guaranteed that at the end of every single story I have read, I will cry.  It could be tears of happiness, tears of sadness or a bit of both but still guaranteed. 

What I loved about this book...
Where can I start lol!  Absolutely everything.  If I had to pick one particular thing about this story that I really did love the most I would have to say it was Landon and Hegbert, Jamie's father.  I liked how we see Landon's personality change as the story goes on and see the effect that Jamie has on him.  With Hegbert, there are a lot of secrets that he holds particularly in relation to his family and you can feel it as you read about him, his character progression throughout the story is gradual but enjoyable to follow.

What I was not fond of with this book...
Absolutely nothing!

Best wishes



Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

This was the first Nicholas Sparks book I ever read and I liked it a lot! I think my favorite one of his though is THE LAST SONG. Here is a link to my review of it if interested: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2010/09/last-song-by-nicholas-sparks.html