Author: Nicholas Sparks
Translator: Ivana Jílovcová-Fieldová
Publishing date: 2015
Landon Carter is kind of a bad boy. He isn't completely spoilt, nor very amiable, though. He hangs out with friends that want to be cool no matter what, and they have a bad influence about him. But then, under weird conditions, Landon goes to a date with a guarded Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister. And by that time Landon starts to undergoing a big transformation of his character. After a long and challenging journey he might also begin to believe in miracles...
"There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away,
but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well."
There are so many books I would die for. So many beautiful, inspiring and unforgettable books I've enjoyed from the beginning to the very end. Nevertheless, I have my favourite book that hasn't changed for years. And that book is A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. Even though I am completely sure you've known this fact already, I would like to talk about my favourite book a little bit more because I've never written an actual review about it.
"Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead.
I'll always miss her. But our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it."
I wouldn't proclaim that I am extremely pathetic but there are two things that make me cry again and again. One of them is leave-taking with my parents and the other one is the book by Nicholas Sparks. I believe that yourselves certainly know how hard is to explain why you love what you love. But I promise I'll try to do my best to express my feelings about this book.
To start with A Walk to Remember was one of the first books I've ever read. Consequently, it is the story I would never forget and I've never quite gotten over what happened in it. Ten years ago, when I was fourteen and was reading this book for the first time, I was only vaguely acquainted with all of the life issues and I believed in nothing but happy endings. Therefore I saw things in completely different light when I finished this book. Absolutely nothing, neither I, was the same.
"It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make.
In every way, a walk to remember."
This book literally broke my heart and yet I return to it over and over again. Because, in spite of the sad circumstances, it doesn't give me a pain or grief but hope and faith when I read it. This book means to me the same as the Holy Bible to Jamie which she had carried with her to everywhere. Nicholas Sparks wrote about unconditional love in this story that was inspired by his younger sister Danielle, and I would love to believe that such love truly does exist.
I am unconditionally in love with the story about Landon and Jamie and that's not gonna change. I might read some new book and it might become my favourite but it will never replace this book from the first place in my heart. A Walk to Remember is my favourite book and it always will be. It's consistent and enduring. It might not be the best book that was ever written but for me it doesn't matter. Only the feelings which the words by Nicholas Sparks evoke in me do count.