Nicholas Sparks is one of the finest storyteller when it comes to romance. And this is certainly one of his best works, after all its bases on the life of his own sister!
Whenever we talk about a love story, we always talk of the love that it taught us. But we seldom talk about its characters. Today I want to share about not the book, but it’s two leads, who taught me not only about love but trust, patience, fate and purity of heart and soul.
The story is narrated by Landon Carter, a popular guy with cool friends. He is a brat, no doubt, shares not at all good bond with his father and always tries to act cool (just to fit in).
But then he meets Jaimi Sullivan, Reverend’s daughter, naive, calm and faithful, but motherless. Landon and Jaimi are forced to act in a drama, from where begins their friendship. At first, Landon tries to hide it from his ‘cool’ friends, but after certain incidences, he falls for her instead. Eventually he starts to change into his good self.
The best part of the novel is Jaimi and the way she treats everybody- Equally and with love. She is pure at heart, devotional and helps anybody in need. She also teaches orphan children and brings them gifts!😍 Her goodness certainly takes over the reader. She taught me, just like Landon, how much this world needs goodness and love. There’s a dialogue from the movie where Landon says Jaimi saved me. He said this because this is exactly what she did! Because she believed that with kindness anything can be won.
Movie is as good as the book, but a few things have been changed. Still, it’s a must watch if you love romance and want to watch in flesh what happens to Landon. Shane West is superb with his role! So is Mandy Moore (I fell in love with her, I must say)❤
At last, a few quotes–
- Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.
- First you will smile and then you will cry don’t say you haven’t been warned.
- You have to promise you won’t fall in love with me.
- Book’s last line– Knowing there’s one thing I still haven’t told you: I now believe, by the way, that miracles do happen.
- And the one which gives the title to the book– It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. In every sense, A WALK TO REMEMBER…
Happy reading 🙂