A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

Large Print - 2000
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The bestselling author ofMessage in a BottleandThe Notebookreturns with a deeply moving tale of first love and its transformational powers. "When I was seventeen, my life changed forever"... So begins Nicholas Sparks' touching tale of Landon Carter, a teenage boy living in the small town of Beaufort, North Carolina in the late 1950s. Landon is a typical teenager who just wants to have a fun senior year before heading off to college. The last thing he anticipated is Jamie Sullivan, the sweet, pious daughter of the town's Baptist minister. But on the evening of Beaufort's annual Christmas pageant, Landon will undergo a change of heart that will forever alter the course of his life. In the months that follow, Landon discovers truths that it takes most people a lifetime to learn- truths about the nature of beauty, the joy of giving, the pain of loss, and, most of all, the transformational power of love. Nicholas Sparks' most recent novel,Message in a Bottlehas nearly 700,000 hardcover copies in print and was on theNew York Timeshardcover bestseller list for 28 weeks. The Warner paperback edition has over 1.5 million copies in print. In spring 1999, it was released as a major motion picture starring Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn and Paul Newman. ANew York Timeshardcover bestseller for 56 weeks and a paperback bestseller for well over a year, Nicholas Sparks' first novel,The Notebook(1996) has nearly three million hardcover and paperback copies in print combined. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print, a division of Random House, Inc. ;, published in association with Warner Books, Inc., 2000.
Edition: 1st large print paperback ed.
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780375408724
037540872X
9780375728006
Characteristics: xii, 308 pages (large print) ;,24 cm.

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shimomu524
Jul 17, 2018

The best book I have ever read so far. Written in simple English, and no unnecessary descriptions, which many love-story books do have. However, those who read the book, may not like the movie very much.

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KyraJR
Jun 17, 2018

I truly enjoyed the book. I love reading a large, vocabulary packed novel-but I can find just as much joy with a short and sweet love story, as this one is. I would say that if you're into action or "bad boys meets good girl", this book isn't quite for you. But on the contrary, I feel that if you like sad, but not too sad, then this IS a good fit. Very inspirational, and Jamie shows the love of God very well. Good book to read, and nothing to feel guilty about.

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nastyaloots
Feb 16, 2018

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! PERFECT SHORT LOVE STORY. IT BROUGHT TEERS TO MY EYES. TOTALY RECOMMEND IT❤❤❤

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ilovecats2003
Jul 29, 2016

A fine book. I have to be in the mood to read love stories, and it worked for me. Not the greatest book, but was kept up generally well. I usually like fiction and coming of age. If you like love stories, or coming of age (Or Nicholas Sparks) then you should read this book. Otherwise, I don't think this book is for you.

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mogie
Feb 15, 2015

I started this book determined not to like it having seen the movie. It's better, of course. I didn't think it was the greatest love story ever. I think it would be a good vacation read. Light, easy to follow and not crazy long. I'd never read a Nicholas Sparks book before and I'm not dying to pick up another but seeing as it's February it was a nice little love story.

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Oicks
Aug 02, 2014

Easy read, but nowhere near as good as the movie and could have captured the reader more.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Be prepared for tears -- lots of tears! In fact, we are warned of this in the prologue. This is a beautiful love story narrated to the reader firsthand through the main character's recollection of events. Landon Carter recounts his senior year of high school in 1958, Beaufort, North Carolina. He tells of life in this small, Southern coastal town and thoughtfully describes the people and their habits. He also shares information about his family life and friends. He carefully set up the year where at 17, he very unexpectedly discovers love with the daughter of the town's Baptist church, Jamie Sullivan. In all respects, it is an unlikely pairing, and it isn't immediate. Despite having known each other all their lives, it is only during their final year at Beaufort High that they discover profound love. A tragic complication arises challenging their lifelong happiness. At the conclusion, Landon Carter, now 57, celebrates the joy of having loved Jamie, and is grateful for his special journey with her, realizing that he is the man he is today because of her. This is a very short book and readers will move through it quickly, but it delivers a poignant message in an extraordinary way."

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irishtemper
Jan 30, 2014

I have watched the movie more than a dozen times and then i read the book.
I did NOT like the book as well as the movie . Although a good book , Jaime is not a preachers daughter and Landon is not a troubled teen.

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Sharonsm28
Jan 03, 2014

Loved the book. Saw the movie and loved that as well! the book showed a lot more information than the movie, but the movie was still emotional and inspirational :)

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Alexandra_C_E
May 13, 2013

An emotional story that brought tears to my eyes!

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KyraJR
Jun 17, 2018

"It all made perfect sense, and at the same time, nothing seemed to make any sense at all."

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lily107022
Jul 04, 2015

Love is never rude or selfish

busyinbillspants Jun 06, 2012

“It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. In every way, a walk to remember.”

busyinbillspants Jun 06, 2012

“You have to promise you won't fall in love with me.”

busyinbillspants Jun 06, 2012

“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”

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KyraJR
Jun 17, 2018

KyraJR thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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nastyaloots
Feb 16, 2018

nastyaloots thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

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Sharonsm28
Jan 03, 2014

Sharonsm28 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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ReadsAnything thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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KyraJR
Jun 17, 2018

Landon Carter lived a typically normal life...before he met Jamie. Being a high schooler with little expected of you, it can be easy to fall into the routine of everyday life. When Jamie Sullivan begins to rock his world, he has to choose between reputation and simplicity, or love and serving others-and the decision may be more difficult than you'd think. Join Landon and Jamie as you see their stories unfold, and learn that there is more under the surface of the preacher's daughter.

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lily10702
Jul 01, 2016

A girl has a disease. A boy falls in love

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

this book talks about a bad boy who has an attitude but suddenly falls in luv with a girl..who loves him dearly...turns out tht she will not live long.............

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