A Walk To Remember Essay

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A Walk To Remember, 240 pages, Nicholas Sparks, 1999 God can work in many ways that people don't understand. The fictional writing of the book, A Walk To Remember, is an insight into the life and the meaning of love. The book has made up events and characters but there are similarities to someone's life that the author might have been connected to.Such a book like this one really targets a particular group of people. I believe that this book is directed and addressed to high school students. I am not saying that someone of another age would not enjoy this book. The writing, and expressing of how Landon went through his high school years judging and critizing Jamie, shows that when he felt the connection between them, it was true. This book shows the true meaning of loving someone with all of your heart. Today many teenagers tell one another, be it a boyfriend or girlfriend, that they love one another. How do they really know if they love each other? Do they, or are they just wanting to feel older and fit in? The illustration of how Landon feels for Jamie shows how you feel about someone when you truly love him or her. Another example of how it is directed towards high school students is that it shows the meaning of true beauty. Beauty is only skin deep. Yes, Landon did not think that Jamie was the prettiest girl at first, but when he got to know her, and see how beautiful she was on the inside, she became a true "angel" to him. What I am trying to say is that even though high school students usually look first for the prettiest girlfriend or the most handsome boyfriend to go out with, there is more to loving someone than the way they look. You should love them for the way they treat you and how beautiful they are on the inside, as well as the out. That's how Landon grew to feel about Jamie.This book was written by author, Nicholas Sparks, from the inspiration of his sister's life and courage. All the trials and tribulations that occur in the book didn't necessarily happen to the author's sister, but its possible that some of the events were similar throughout hers and his life. One similar thing was the setting in the book. The story took place in North Carolina, which is where the author now lives.The book was written in third person omniscient point of view. It was also a simplistic book in such a way that it flowed to where you didn't want to stop reading when you had to. The book was very understandable while reading; not many words were too big nor any sentences very confusing. I could relate to the passages as I was reading it and picture everything that was happening in my head as well. Nicholas Sparks' writing was well formatted in such a way that the book practically swallowed you in to where you didn't want to stop reading it. The events and...

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