|The Novel (paperback)
|The Movie Website
|The VHS Tape
|The Amazon.com description of the VHS/DVD
|The Amazon.com description of the book
|The Novel (paperback)
|There was a time when the world was sweeter . . when the women of Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats . . Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he’d been in love. Certainly the last person he’d thought he’d fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town’s Baptist minister . . . Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart — and the joy and pain of living.From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes his most moving story yet . . .
— Warner Books, Mass Market Paperback
|A novel by the New York Times bestselling author of
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE and THE NOTEBOOKNicholas SparksA Walk To Remember
Every April, when the wind blows in from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilac, 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’d 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 other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphaning. 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 that it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood. . . No other author today touches the emotions more deeply than Nicholas Sparks. In A WALK TO REMEMBER, he tells a truly unforgettable story that glimmers with all of his magic, holding us spellbound–and reminding us that in life each of us may find one great love, the kind that changes everything . . .
— A Walk To Remember audiobook
|The Movie Website
|A Walk to Remember
based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks
Available as a paperback, audiobook and eBook from Warner Books.
Each Spring in the little port town of Beaufort, North Carolina, when the wind smells of pine and salt and the sea, Landon Carter remembers his senior year at Beaufort High and Jamie Sullivan, the girl who changed his life.
Jamie was the last person Landon was likely to fall for. Serious and conservative, she was as far from cool as she could possibly be, and didn’t care. The daughter of the town’s Baptist minister, Jamie was not afraid of letting people know that her faith was the most important part of her life, even if it cost her some friends. Landon hung with the in-crowd — an aimless, moody, reckless guy who breezed through school on looks and bravado. He had no plans, no future and no faith in himself.
One night a prank that he and his buddies set up goes terribly wrong and lands a kid in the hospital. As punishment, Landon must tutor a young student at a poor school and participate in the Drama Club’s Spring play two activities the principal hopes will teach him some humility. They also happen to throw him into close contact with Jamie. Clearly in over his head, Landon is forced to ask her for help.
Soon, against his own expectations, Landon finds himself falling in love with this outwardly plain girl who possesses a passion for life he never imagined possible. But it isn’t easy. For reasons of her own, Jamie does everything she can to run away from romance until it becomes impossible to deny.
Being together will test everything that they believe in. Most of all, it will test the power of love and faith to transform a life into something worth living.
|The VHS Tape
|It all comes down to who’s on your side.Everyone at Beaufort High knows who’s cool and who’s not. Case in point: reckless Landon Carter, who’s definitely on the A-list. As for unfashionable Jamie Sullivan . . . well, she isn’t even on a list.Love brings together what peer pressure and lifestyles seek to keep apart in this moving story based upon a bestseller by Nicholas Sparks (“Message in a Bottle”) and directed by Adam Shankman (“The Wedding Planner”). Multiplatinum recording star Mandy Moore plays Jamie, a preacher’s daughter whose self confidence doesn’t depend on the opinions of others. Shane West (TV’s “Once And Again”) plays Landon, who’s skating through high school on looks and bravado. But when events thrust him into Jamie’s world, he begins an unexpended journey he’ll never forget. Trust. Hope. Goals. Faith. Unconditional love. They’re the remarkable steps to a life changed — and of “A Walk To Remember.”
— Warner Home Video #22420
|It all comes down to who’s on your side.Love brings together what peer pressure and lifestyles seek to keep apart in this moving story based upon a bestseller by Nicholas Sparks (“Message in a Bottle”) and directed by Adam Shankman (“The Wedding Planner”). Multiplatinum recording star Mandy Moore plays Jamie, a preacher’s daughter whose self confidence doesn’t depend on the opinions of others. Shane West (TV’s “Once And Again”) plays Landon, who’s skating through high school on looks and bravado. But when events thrust him into Jamie’s world, he begins an unexpended journey he’ll never forget. Trust. Hope. Goals. Faith. Unconditional love. They’re the remarkable steps to a life changed — and of “A Walk To Remember.”
— Warner DVD #22420
|The Movie [Theatrical Release, VHS, DVD] on Amazon.com
|With refreshing intelligence, A Walk to Remember offers welcome relief from the recent onslaught of teen-movie crudeness. Adapted from the novel by Nicholas Sparks and transplanted from 1958 to the present day, this admirable teen romance recognizes that two 18-year-olds–Landon (Shane West) and Jamie (pop singer Mandy Moore)–can be smart, mature, and sensible about the very real love they share. He’s a popular kid in the cool crowd. She’s got a goody-goody reputation as the dowdy daughter of a local minister (Peter Coyote); her values and priorities aren’t rooted in
peer pressure, and Landon feels blessed by her self-assured nobility. Their mutual affection inevitably heads into Love Story territory, but the movie is honest enough to survive its own schmaltz, and its attractive cast (including Daryl Hannah as Landon’s mom) embraces a tone of sincerity and mutual respect. Finally… a teen movie with teens you can admire. –Jeff Shannon
–This text refers to the Theatrical Release edition
|The Novel on Amazon.com
|In the prologue to his latest novel, Nicholas Sparks makes the rather presumptuous pledge “first you will smile, and then you will cry,” but sure enough, he delivers the goods. With his calculated ability to throw your heart around like a yo-yo (try out his earlier Message in the Bottle or The Notebook if you really want to stick it to yourself), Sparks pulls us back to the perfect innocence of a first love.
In 1958 Landon Carter is a shallow but well-meaning teenager who spends most of his time hanging out with his friends and trying hard to ignore the impending responsibilities of adulthood. Then Landon gets roped into acting the lead in the Christmas play opposite the most renowned goody two-shoes in town: Jamie Sullivan. Against his best intentions and the taunts of his buddies, Landon finds himself falling for Jamie and learning some central lessons in life.
Like John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany, Sparks maintains a delicate and rarely seen balance of humor and sentiment. While the plot may not be the most original, this boy-makes-good tearjerker will certainly reel in the fans. Look for a movie starring beautiful people or, better yet, snuggle under the covers with your tissues nearby and let your inner sap run wild.
–Nancy R. E. O’Brien –This text refers to an out