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Book Essay

  • Submitted by: leigha23
  • on April 25, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 650 words

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Book Essay
April 5th 2012

A Walk To Remember is the best-seller written by sentimental novelist Nicholas Sparks
published in October 1999. It is a teen melodrama set in a coastal North Carolina port
.The story centers around Jamie Sullivan, a timid, shy, religious, unpopular girl. She
unexpectedly winds up in a relationship with Landon Carter, the most popular guy in their
high school.

Landon Carter is a cocky, popular high school student, considered as the big man on
campus at Beaufort High School. After a hazing incident that leaves a fellow student paralyzed
he is sentenced to community service, membership in his school's drama club and Saturday
morning tutoring. Landon isn’t the type of guy to do things like that or help others. He is forced
to seek help from conservative, religious, plain-Jane Jamie to help him rehearse his lines in the
play. They both get the lead roles. When she comes out for her part, everyone is shocked.
She is dressed up looking absolutely beautiful. As she is singing to him, he cannot stop staring at
her and he realizes he fell in love with her. He struggles with the drop of popularity when they
become a couple. Jamie was keeping a secret from him and her schoolmates. She has leukemia
and is no longer responding to treatments. She is very religious and isn’t afraid of dying but she
is afraid of being without the love of her life, Landon. He takes the news bad at first, terrified to
lose the 18 year old woman he loves.

Jamie made a wish list when she found out she didn’t have much time left in her
life, things she wanted to do before she went. Landon does everything he can to fulfill
various wishes on Jamie's list, such as building her a telescope so she can see a comet. Another
wish on her list was to be in two places at the same time. He drove to the borderline taking her
to a state border so that she can stand on both sides of the line and, thus, be in two places at
once.   The event...

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