Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

"You have to promise me that you won't fall in love with me"

So this is my favourite movie, and i didn't think I've read the book before. But turns out while i was reading it again i remembered what happened. So i guess i did. hahahaha. But it was so cute and amazing that i couldn't put it down and finished it in a night.
I really liked this book. The story line is kinda different from the movie but still involves the most important things.
I love how these two people Jamie and Landon are the completely opposite, shes a girl who is the preachers daughter who's heavily involved with the church and reads stories to the kids at the orphanage and hes the bad boy who doesn't take interest in much. When they first met (he asked her to the dance, as there was none else to ask) she even made him promise that he wont ever fall in love with her (knowingly he would with her "gods plans"), he never meant to fall deeply in love with her.
The title "A Walk to Remember" is pretty much the meaning behind the book. Her one dream, is to be walked down the aisle by her father in the church her parents got married in. When she tells Landon this, she says that she doesn't think that it will come true and doesn't tell him why. Eventually through the book she breaks it to him that shes dying of Leukemia and was told that she only had a year to live, seven months had already gone past. 
This book has shown me, well Jamie showed me that even though she was dying she never let that stop her from living her life to the fullest. She didn't tell anyone about her illness because she didn't want peoples pity or that sad look they give when they feel sorry for her, she wanted to be normal. I also learnt that people can change, good influences on someone can make a difference. Before meeting Jamie, Landon never even thought about being apart of the school play or visiting the orphanage. But she changed him, he made it the best Christmas ever for the children at the orphanage by donating hundreds or dollars for toys. 
Even though in the end her death is really sad. Her death gave Landon the hope that he needed that he could become something great and change the world. Eventually he becomes a doctor? i think.

"I now believe, by the way, that miracles can happen."

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