I believe that my students might as well face this kind of problem because there is a difference in belief and religion. In fact I reckon there might be a possibility that some students would be sceptical and prejudice about reading and learning this novel due to the difference mentioned earlier. This trait could be a great moral value to the students as this will make them think and realise that there is The Highest Power that controls everything in our life.
Nevertheless, that does not mean they have to just give up whenever they experience something bad in life as it might be their worst nightmare today, but in the future, they may be granted with a blissful and happy life. In terms of having faith in God, Sparks does not portray only the nice, saint- like persons are meant to be devoted or to fully believe in God.
This can be proved through the character of the hero of this novel, Landon, who at last developed a genuine interest in the Bible. Being under pressure of the emotional situation whereby his lover, Jamie is dying, he seems to be developing the kind of faith that Jamie has had all along.
He thinks only of her welfare, so he begins to discover the real meaning of love. Next, I would like to say that I love the whole love and romance elements embedded in this novel. It is interesting to see how a twist of fate could change a boy's life and make him see what life has to offer him.
When Landon asked Jamie to be his partner for the homecoming dance, little did he know it would only be the beginning of a long-time memory that would last with him forever.
It is so neat how Jamie and Landon would later fall in love with each other, even though they never expected the unexpected to happen. The tiny moments they had with each other such as rehearsing the play, helping out at orphanages, talking on her front porch, etc, were beautiful, and make me fall in love with the book even more.
The whole process of falling for each other ,even though they didn't expect to, was heart-lifting and makes the book all the better. Another kind of love that strikes me the most is the love that parents have towards their children. If you knew that Jamie would die, she died. At least, I hoped so. The majority of the story was made-up, though certain parts did have their basis in reality. A close reading of the story will answer that question, but the answer is largely two-fold.
Landon is a typical teenage boy, and at one time, I was one of those as well, so I could relate to what he was thinking. But the funny thing is, despite what people read in the newspapers, I think most teenagers have pretty good hearts.
Either the miracle was that Jamie lived if that was the ending you imagined , or that Landon had experienced the miracle of first love and it had redeemed him if you imagined that Jamie died. I think so. More information can be found out by visiting the Novel Learning Series section of this site.
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We will not share your email address with anyone and you can unsubscribe at anytime. A walk to remember. In truth, he is beginning to enjoy his time with her. One day, while they are walking home, Landon yells at Jamie and he tells her that he is not friends with her. Following that, Jamie asks Landon if he would go around town and retrieve the jars containing money collected for the orphans' Christmas presents.
The next day Landon visits Jamie at her house, where they share their first kiss on her porch. While Hegbert initially refuses, after Landon declares his love for Jamie,  Hegbert allows it. On New Year's Jamie and Landon go to dinner, where they share their first dance. In response, Landon demands an explanation,  and Jamie reveals that she is dying of leukemia. The following Sunday, Hegbert announces to his congregation that his daughter is dying.
In turn, Landon's father helps to provide Jamie the best equipment and doctors so she can spend the rest of her life at home. One day, while sitting next to Jamie while she sleeps, Landon comes up with an idea. While Hegbert is reluctant,  his refusal to deny Landon's request is seen by Landon as approval.
We always see it our our way to work and we know that it is not healthy. But still pass by to have a quick fix for our hunger and we cannot deny that we like it. View all 25 comments. They say opposites attract and for Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter this was true.
Jamie was the daughter of a small town baptist minister. Jamie was a sweet, kind girl who liked to volunteer at orphanages and rescue animals. Everywhere she went she carried her bible and she never put on make up and didn't mix with the so called cool kids. Where as Landon was totally the opposite as he was one of the cool popular kids who would hang out with his friends after dark. Hard to imagine, but Landon finds himself dateless for the homecoming dance and as much as he doesn't really want to ask Jamie to go with him as he knows everyone will talk about him, but he figured it was better than not having a date at all.
He held no feelings for Jamie what so ever, but that would all change after the dance and Landon would see Jamie in a totally different way. Unfortunately Landon would soon learn something that would turn his world upside down. A Walk to Remember is a beautiful love story which I enjoyed. I fall in love with this book more and more each time I read it : This is my favorite book and I'm glad I made it a tradition to reread it every year : Read for the first time: ?
Read for the second time: ? Read for the third time: December 9, Read for the fourth time: December 3, Read for the fifth time: November 19, Read for the sixth time: December 4, Read for the seventh time: December 23, Read for the 8th time: December 28, Read for the 9th time: Decemb I fall in love with this book more and more each time I read it : This is my favorite book and I'm glad I made it a tradition to reread it every year : Read for the first time: ?
Read for the third time: December 9, Read for the fourth time: December 3, Read for the fifth time: November 19, Read for the sixth time: December 4, Read for the seventh time: December 23, Read for the 8th time: December 28, Read for the 9th time: December 25, View all 4 comments. The remainder of the story takes place when Landon is a 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. Landon is more reclusive, which causes some tension in their relationship. Landon's father pressures him into running for class president. His best friend, Eric Hunter, who is the most popular boy in school, helps him and, to his surprise, Landon wins the election. As student body president, Landon is required to attend the school dance with a date. He asks many girls, but none are available.
That night, he looks through his yearbook, trying to find an acceptable date. Since nobody else seems to be available, Landon reluctantly asks Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of Hegbert Sullivan, the Beaufort church minister, who accepts his invitation. While Jamie is very religious and carries a Bible with her wherever she goes, Landon one of the popular students is reluctant to go to the dance with someone like her.
When Landon is threatened by Lew, Jamie comes to Landon's aid, to his appreciation. At the end of the night, he admits she was the best date possible. A few days later, Jamie asks Landon to participate in the school's production of The Christmas Angel. While Landon is not very enthusiastic about participating, he agrees to it anyway. Jamie, on the other hand, could not be happier about her new castmate.
Landon knows that if his friends learn about his role in the play, he will be teased relentlessly. One day at rehearsal, Jamie asks if Landon will walk her home, after which it becomes routine. A couple of days later, Eric mocks the couple during their walk home and Landon becomes truly embarrassed to be with Jamie.
Meanwhile, Landon continues to learn about all the people and organizations Jamie spends her time helping, including an orphanage. Landon and Jamie visit the orphanage one day to discuss a possible showing of The Christmas Angel, but their proposal is quickly rejected by Mr.
When Jamie and Landon were waiting to meet Mr. Jenkins, she tells Landon that all she wants in the future is to get married in a church full of people and to have her father walk her down the aisle. While Landon thinks this is a strange wish, he accepts it. In truth, he is beginning to enjoy his time with her. The novel, set in — in Beaufort, North Carolina, is a story of two teenagers who fall in love with each other despite the disparity of their personalities.
Shelves: your-book-sucked. A Walk to Remember details the story of Jamie Sullivan, a preacher's daughter who seems to know everything, and Landon Carter, the boy who would never be tempted by Jamie in real life. The plot is predictable enough, even if you haven't seen the movie. I won't spoil the ending here, but it leaves quite a lot to be desired. 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 c A Walk to Remember details the story of Jamie Sullivan, a preacher's daughter who seems to know everything, and Landon Carter, the boy who would never be tempted by Jamie in real life. I could see how Nicholas Sparks fans could like it, but it didn't have enough heart or plot to keep me interested. View all 6 comments.
Lisa I couldn't agree with you more. I found myself not liking Jamie very much-- too unbelievable of a character. Dec 22, AM. It was short, but it would definitely be etched in my cranium for forever. In the movie, they were cast as Mandy Moore and Shane West. I watched the movie and loved it. I knew there was a book, but I only had a chance to read it recently. And I have to say that the book was just as good. Though I have to admit that I found the movie better than the book, but still both had their appeals.
Jamie Sullivan, is miss goody two shoes. While Jamie is the ultimate role model, Landon Carter is the complete opposite. It started with him having to go to the homecoming ball with a date.
He would have to die first than be seen with his mom as his date. So he asked Jamie, the last person on the earth anyone would ask. But what started with a necessity ended up as a constant want. But who could resist Jamie, when she is so sweet? He just had to please her. We see how he was a boy who walked the earth without actually savoring and changing into a man who knew how to count his blessings and relish them for as long as he could. Well, all I could say is: The love story was beautiful while it lasted.
I haven't read this book in a really long time. I forgot how short it was, it took me about an hour and a half to get through. I still love it as much as I remember. Yes, its different than the movie, and I watched the movie first, many years ago View 2 comments.