Happy summer!!! Hope everyone is enjoying themselves. I’m back with another weekly Standalone Sunday post. Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan @ Book Slayer Reads to feature books not part of a series that you’ve either read or want to read. It’s super fun and easy to join in.
Today I am in a bit of a sappy mood, so my choice is a classic romance novel. Sorry (not really though 😛 )
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, 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 had 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 the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. 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 it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood…
So again, I partially apologize for my choice of a cheesy novel for this week’s Standalone Sunday. But my love for this book runs so so deep, and this summary makes it sound so much cheesier than it is when you read it. Basically, Landon is your typical popular boy: cocky, athletic, and a player. But somehow he ends up with Jamie, the sweetest girl in town, and changes his ways due to her love and realizes he wants to be someone different. Then the classic tragedy strikes, and Landon’s life is changed. As you probably know, I love books that make me feel emotional, and this book can make me cry for days. The love is so tender and sweet, and Nicholas Sparks writes to beautifully.
Also, if you’ve watched the movie, there is no bucket list in the book, but I still think it’s better than the movie.
Have you read this book or watched the movie? How do they compare? Have you read any other Nicholas Sparks novels?