A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

by Nicholas Sparks
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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

The New York Times bestselling novel that inspired the beloved major motion film.

There was a time when the world was sweeter....when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats.... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister....Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart-and the joy and pain of living.

The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks's sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes his most moving story yet....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759520264
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/24/2000
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 11,256
File size: 952 KB

About the Author

With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include fourteen #1 New York Times bestsellers, and all of his books, including Three Weeks with My Brother, the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah, have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of Nicholas Sparks's novels--The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle--have been adapted into major motion pictures.


New Bern, North Carolina

Date of Birth:

December 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Omaha, Nebraska


B.A. in finance, University of Notre Dame, 1988

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morgancheer1123 More than 1 year ago
A Walk to Remember is the most heartfelt and touching story you will ever pick up. It as an engaging book that anyone could get into. The different personalities of the two main characters, Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter, will make you want to read on forever. This is no classic love story, but a story that could touch anyone's heart. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone. In fact, after you read the book, go see the movie! It is even better on film. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funy how things work, I too have been diagnosed with a fatal disease. I am with the man I fell in love with when were 17, after a decade and a half years later. We always loved eachother but unfortunate events happened back then causing us to lose contact. We reunited after he found me on facebook and read my profile. He was shocked to learn of my illness, but he still wanted to be with me, even after all these years, even though I am sick and we won't grow old together. I love him very very much. I must admit, this story has given me the inspiration to marry my truest love! We plan on doing it, but private. That is where Jamie and me differ, I don't like crowds! Of course, I am not a Saint like her character is either, though people cannot understand why I am so cheerful, optimistic, and happy. I say it is because you have to believe in hope and never let yourself get down or you will just get sicker that much faster. Nicholas Sparks hits the nail right on the head with this incredible story! Believe, hope, faith and love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
¿In every way, a walk to remember.¿ In A Walk to Remember, by Nicholas Sparks, seventeen year-old Landon Carter is a senior at Beaufort high school. Every year, the high school and the local Baptist church puts on the play The Christmas Angel written by the minister of the church. The play features seniors. Landon gets casts as the male lead role, while his opposite is Jamie Sullivan, the minister¿s daughter. Jamie is not accepted by her classmates. She carries around a bible and is extremely religious. Jamie and Landon start spending most of their time together. They even go to the homecoming dance together. Landon learns of Jamie¿s dream and all Landon wants to do is to fulfill it. This realistic fiction novel was amazingly well written which is expected from Nicholas Sparks. The book pulls you in right away. The way Sparks writes this novel as a memory is a great way of telling a story. The way he describes Beaufort, North Carolina, it feels like you have been there a thousand times.This was a fun book that I really enjoyed. A Walk to Remember was a fast read that I didn¿t put down. A great book for ages 12 and up. This story is about Landon and Jamie who accidently fall in love. Landon is a bad boy and Jamie is a goody two shoes that goes to church. Landon pulls a prank on a kid and gets him put in the hospital and Landon has to do community service hours, so he gets assigned to a play at the school that Jamie helps him with. At first he just wants it to be over, but like every good story there¿s a twist. Jamie has a secret, will she tell him? This book is one of the best books I have ever read, no joke, I would defiantly suggest this book, I didn't put it down once. Will Jamie tell Landon her secret? Will they get married? Will they go their separate ways? Read this astonishing book, A Walk to Remember. A defiant book that I would want my children to read, very good heart warming, tear jerking, story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutley amazing!!!!!!! Ive watched the movie but nothing beats the actual book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A movie was made after the book was released following the same story line as the book. There are many comparisons between the book and the movie but three major ideas stand out. The main points differ but still follow the same basic idea.Landon being the son of a Congressman and a member of a well-to-do family that really isn't liked all that much by the old timers because how that family came into power and wealth, seems to be a decent kid in spite of it. A series of events brings him to Jamie's door out of desperation. What began as a quick fix turns into something more. At the start of the unlikely relationship, Landon has a slight scrape and Jamie, being the daughter of a preacher and bible carrying sweetheart makes the comment, "I prayed for you." Not to be a spoiler but that simple statement that is so appropriate takes on a whole new meaning by the end of the book. And let me say, I was blindsided by the real meaning when it was revealed, simply masterful writing. Wow, Now, the funny thing is, I got so caught up in this book, I stayed there and read the book to completion. I must admit, the words written in the prologue are true, "First you'll smile, then you'll cry" I was completely immersed in this tale of coming to terms with life and death, with growing up fast, the change of values and getting the bigger picture in life. A touching tale that affects not only all the characters in the book, with an awareness of what our actions mean to others and the power of forgiveness, but it will leave the reader a better person for having read this book.  
AlternativeMind More than 1 year ago
I read this book a while back and still reminisce on it as of now. This story of two people who'd never would cross worlds will amaze you. It is a great read for a love story. Nicholas Sparks is a beautiful writer and will never let me down with his ability to move around cliche. I'm sure anyone who will pick up this book will love it all the way through. Very much Recommended.
MaGicAllyGeNuisJ More than 1 year ago
I L.O.V.E this book, it was a great romance, and it was also very sad how it ended. But I cant wait to rent the movie to watch. Jamie Sullivan reminded me so much of me, I go to church and have the same beliefs as her. And it is just as hard to find a guy with the same belief are to even get you as a person as it was back then. And it was just a reminder for me to be myself. And if a guy doesn't like you for who you are and what you believe then that's his lost!!!! Young girls please read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the most amazing book I've ever read. I fell in love with it and the undying love of the main characters. It is beautifully written, and deserves so much praise. P.S. I cried 6 times reading this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book!!! It is sooo touching in a way that i cannot explain :) it is 100% the best book i have ever read! Nicholas Sparks has once again come up with a classic story that people will love to read for generations! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg! This book almost made me cry and I usually never cry. This story is so good! I could not put it down! One of the best romance books eva! So totally worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow this was the best book ever...i loved it and after i watched the movie too...both of them are ammmmazinggg
ColbyMSid More than 1 year ago
i feel that this book is a comical yet light hearted novel. I enjoyed watching the change that the character Landon Carter went through. You can tell that he really loved Jamie and the bond that they acheived was very strong. The ending was absolutely beautiful and I feel taht there was no other perfect way to end this book. I really enjoyed this book. The movie will probably ruin it for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While reading this book, I enjoyed the begining and the middle and most of the end of the book. I did not like the last chapter of the book and how it just had a sudden ending. The rest of the book had great descriptions of the settings and characters and that allowed me to create an image of the book in my head. The ending would of been better if it did not just end without explaination. I thought it should of went into more details of how he lived his life after she had passed away.
MT1010 More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Sparks is a great author. This book will keep you wanting more. A beautiful and touching story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really sweet story of small town life, boy meets girl and love conquers all. I personally really enjoyed that it had a lot of references in trusting in the Lord. True love should always be like this story in the fact that no matter what trials you have to go through you always work through it together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend lent me this book and I couldn't put it down! I highly recemend!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have yet to read this novel, but I think it's on my list of the next Nicholas Sparks books to read. I'd just like to point out, that today is the 13th anniversary of when this book came out - May 24th, 2000. Today is May 24th, 2013. The reason I came across that is because I was reading the descriptions of all of Sparks' books, and then I was looking to see which novelis the latest one to come out. I wanted to know how quickly Sparks wrote a new #1 novel! He has one coming out on September already! I clicked on this one, saw the date, and immediately knew I needed to share this with people!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutley amazing i could not put it down i think it is the first book to actually make me cry. I loved it!!! I suggest you read it! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Woah. This book was soo amazing! If you like books that can make you cry, this one is for you. I cried so hard while reading this book, it was definatly by far one of the best books ive read all year. It was so touching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A walk to remember is far away the best novel Nicholas Sparks have write. Astonish, mesmerizing, Jamie will take your breath away teaching you to do not judge someone by his look. . . I liked it a lot more than The notebook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!! I read in like 4 times! I always cry and i love the movie. It is one of those novels you can't put down. I LOVE NICHOLAS SPARKS!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fifty-seven-year-old Landon Carter narrates the novel, reflecting on events from 40 years in the past. The seventeen-year-old Landon is a senior at Beaufort High School, which collaborates each year with Southern Baptist Church on a Christmas play called The Christmas Angel. The play, written by Reverend Sullivan, the minister of the church, tells the story of a man who is so grief-stricken over the death of his wife (while giving birth to their only child) that he is not much of a father to his child. Landon's father is a congressman who spends most of his life in Washington, D.C., and is a stranger to his son. Landon's grandfather left his family a lot of money and the family was very wealthy. Like the play The Christmas Angel, Reverend Sullivan's wife died during childbirth, and he has raised his daughter, Jamie, on his own. Jamie and her father are really close but Jamie is isolated and teased by her classmates because of her religious devotion, unflattering clothing and hairstyle, and tendency to help the downtrodden. Although Landon has known Jamie most of his life, he is surprised to notice at the beginning of senior year that she is becoming quite attractive. There was bad blood between the two families, but that didn't stop Landon from falling in love with her. Nicholas Sparks had a strong use of hyperbole ".then laughing as though they were hyenas" and ".Dad talked endlessly about how bad of a person he was.". Personification was another strong point, as in "I could still hear the nervousness in his voice". He used these literary devices to better show how the character was feeling. The best part of the book was when Landon proposed or when he did all the little stuff for Jamie. It meant so much to her. The worst part was the beginning. Landon was so cocky and you just wanted to bring him down a little so he would see how amazing Jamie was. The story was astonishing and touching, no doubt. I would recommend this book to people who are romantics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel will actually make you tear. It's one of those few books out there that give you that feeling when it's over- a feeling of enlightenment or so.
Danielle56 More than 1 year ago
When I first decided that I wanted to read this book, I didn't think I would like it. But somehow It grew on me. The story takes place in a small town in South Carolina and it goes on to tell the story of a mans journey in falling in love and its tragic ending.Im not one to really enjoy love stories but this is one I just couldn't put down. The best part about the whole book is that the main character and his love interest are total opposite but inevidable they become the perfect couple. this book is one of best love stories I have read.I believe Nicholas Sparks has a real nack for writing love stories.I would recomend this book to anyone.