A Walk to Remember
the struggle of jamie and langdon for their love over death...sounds cliche, but i think the book is the second best romance story next to Love Story by Erich Segal.
try to read it at 2 am in the morning when all you hear is silent and you'll get into the story until you burst into tears...
I was pretty unsure about this book at first, and when I was told by a friend to read a Sparks book, absolutely any of my choosing, I didn’t really want to. But, despite not wanting to read I book by him, because I was being stubborn and thought I would absolutely hate it, I went on my library’s ...more
I expected a by the numbers, cliche, love story. And it was in a way, but the characters were great and so the journey was great. And sad.
You know where this is headed from the very beginning in a way, but it still surprises you at points.
And no, I did not cry... I think... Maybe... Manly tears only...
Book or movie? Definitely movie!! ...more
a walk to remember, the 2002 movie, is a favorite film.
it makes me cry. ugly cry. it makes me realize how ugly yet beautiful love is.
years later, i finally read the book.
preferably, i enjoyed the movie more.
the book didn't make me cry, the movie did. i wish it was the opposite...but, it's not the case with this book.
i'm still giving this 5 stars.
i guess it's cause i've seen the movie, which is always a bad idea to do first.
i guess it's because i knew what was gonna happen, even if the ...more
Hard to imagine, but Landon ...more
I wanted to like this book, since so many people I knew enjoyed it, but I ended up hating it. The material was far too idyllic in some parts, and overly sanguine in others. I ...more
Read for the first time: 2002? 2003?
Read for the second time: 2009?
Read for the third time: December 9, 2013
Read for the fourth time: December 3, 2014
Read for the fifth time: November 19, 2015
Read for the sixth time: December 4, 2016
Read for the seventh time: December 23, 2017
Read for the 8th time: December 28, 2018
Read for the 9th time: ...more
It was late afternoon
It lasted forever
And ended too soon. CRY, Mandy Moore
The song Cry, perfectly describes A Walk To Remember. It was short, but it would definitely be etched in my cranium for forever.
Who wouldn’t know Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan? In the movie, they were cast as Mandy Moore and Shane West.
I remember it being a hit when I was in high school years ago. I watched the movie and loved it. I knew there was a book, but I only had a chance to ...more
The story starts with a prologue from Landon Carter at age 57. The remainder of the story takes place when Landon is a 17-year-old high school senior. Landon lives in the small, religious town of Beaufort, North Carolina. His father is a genial, charismatic congressman. Landon's father is not around very much, as he lives in Washington, D.C. Landon is more reclusive, which causes some tension in their relationship. Landon's father pressures him into running ...more
I still love it as much as I remember. Yes, its different than the movie, and I watched the movie first, many years ago...but the book is great, and its probably my favorite Sparks book to date.
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And yet, dare I use a dreadful pun? The books had it's occasional *sparks*. It helped that I ...more
Romance is the least among the genres that I craved to try. Instead, I stumbled upon reading this love story book. A risk indeed to read a different genre especially when it exempts among the genres you always thinks about. Thus, it doesn't just take twenty gulps to risk for it but takes time and sweat to decide the dilemma whether to give it a shot or not. Lately, I decided to widen my braced genres and I thought this book is worth the risk ...more
So beautiful :') ..
I have seen the movie many years ago, but I still enjoyed reading this very much..
My favourite part here is the part where Landon starts to change..
My only problem was that I felt their love but I couldnt feel their sorrow..
Am I making sense?
Eventhough I really liked this book, I have to say, I had expected a little more when I first started it :( .. ...more
'It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make.
In every way, a walk to remember.'
If I was to shorten the story in one sentence, I'd say A Walk to Remember is the story of bad boy Landon falling in love with sweet and innocent Jamie.
The writing was easy and the plot wasn't too complicated. Some things were also a tad bit cliché but I don't think that anything will ever be new in romance novels anymore.
At first, Landon's character really pissed me off but he ...more
I actually liked the movie when I saw it. I am a sappy girl like that ...more
And I don't often say this, but the movie was better. I loved this book, and it had many wonderful elements that the movie lacked, but somehow it didn't come get me the way the movie never fails to do. I never cry at movies, as in never (ask Becca - she'll gladly give you a ready confirmation!), but A Walk to Remember usually makes me tear up a few times.
I've seen it countless times and love it so much that I thought it was finally time to give the ...more
its very very simple yet very much complx at the same time. this is the only nicholas sparks novel that i love. none of his other novels can compare to this book.
and the movie.... tear jerking for sure.
I particularly love the stark contrast between Landon, the bad boy gone good, and Jamie, the devout Christian girl who is everything nice on the surface and with closer inspection, a strong character whom I ...more
You are heading towards an unprecedented calamity. You have a vague premonition of the emotional wreckage you'll suffer in no time at all. Yet you go against your sense of foreboding and end up having an irreparably broken heart at the end.
This recapitulates my bittersweet experience reading A Walk to Remember.
Nicholas Sparks used to be too mainstream and overrated an author for my taste. I decided to read this novel on a whim after watching ...more
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Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.
Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the...more