A Walk to Remember is a romance novel written by Nicolas Sparks. The protagonist, Landon Carter, narrates the flashback story of his senior year in the late 1950s at Beaufort High in Beaufort, North Carolina, when he first discovers the power of love.
Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan both attend Beaufort High but are worlds apart. Jamie is the minister’s daughter, studies hard, and is shy. Landon, on the other hand, is the bad boy and does not mind living on the edge despite the trouble he might land in. As these two unexpectedly fall in love, they are also unexpectedly torn apart as tragedy strikes. Nevertheless, their time together is filled with instances of small miracles and of making each other’s dreams come true. Landon is drastically changed by Jamie as he fulfills Jamie’s wish list. The book ends with the author telling the readers that he now believes in miracles.
Even though I have read and re-read this book, to this day I haven’t been able to understand what that line meant. Maybe it’s true what they say, some things are better left unsaid. This story is heart wrenching, tragic, and beautiful. I would recommend it any day.
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