Monday, March 24, 2008

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he'd fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister. A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it. Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood. . .

This book was astounding, but it was way to short. Sparks caught me in with the very first paragraph. I was interesting from beginning to end.

You know, there so much rep about Nicholas Sparks and him being one of the best story tellers of the last few decades, so I had a lot of expectations with this novel. Let me tell you, it did not let me down a bit.

From what i've heard his telling of the 50's was acurate. Landon Carter seemed like the typical High School prankster. Jamie Sullivan was like the sweet girl that every class has. When they were drawn together it gave this book the perfect spark. The ending had that problem that you knew was going to happen but didn't really expect it. This novel was astonishing.

I completely cannot wait to go to the library to get another one of his books to read. I'm exstatic.

Read On!

Kelsey

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  2. Hi! I recieved Footfree & Fancyloose because I am a reviewer for the publishers. I think their program is closed, but just check in case.
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    Anyways, thanks for your comment & I hope you comeback! :]

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