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Nicholas Sparks tells a perfect, timeless story, with his characters, Landon and Jamie make a perfect unlikely couple. Definitely recommend this book to everyone, it will make you laugh and cry, loved it so much.
This simple novel about 2 teenagers is my favorite of all Nicholas Sparks’ books. It contains an innocence and heart that surpasses his more well known novels.
I thought this was cute. I liked the story a lot. The main issue I had was what made Landon fall in love with Jamie. She wore her hair down and he thought she was pretty, therefore he is now in love with her after thinking she was annoying their entire lives. I thought the movie changed the parts that were weak and made it a much stronger story and a much more believable plot. Even though the movie was really sappy, it had truth to it that I think the book was lacking. I recognize that books and movies are different, and I would still recommend this book. It is still a really cute love story.
The best book I have ever read so far. Written in simple English, and no unnecessary descriptions, which many love-story books do have. However, those who read the book, may not like the movie very much.
I truly enjoyed the book. I love reading a large, vocabulary packed novel-but I can find just as much joy with a short and sweet love story, as this one is. I would say that if you're into action or "bad boys meets good girl", this book isn't quite for you. But on the contrary, I feel that if you like sad, but not too sad, then this IS a good fit. Very inspirational, and Jamie shows the love of God very well. Good book to read, and nothing to feel guilty about.
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! PERFECT SHORT LOVE STORY. IT BROUGHT TEERS TO MY EYES. TOTALY RECOMMEND IT❤❤❤
A fine book. I have to be in the mood to read love stories, and it worked for me. Not the greatest book, but was kept up generally well. I usually like fiction and coming of age. If you like love stories, or coming of age (Or Nicholas Sparks) then you should read this book. Otherwise, I don't think this book is for you.
I started this book determined not to like it having seen the movie. It's better, of course. I didn't think it was the greatest love story ever. I think it would be a good vacation read. Light, easy to follow and not crazy long. I'd never read a Nicholas Sparks book before and I'm not dying to pick up another but seeing as it's February it was a nice little love story.
Easy read, but nowhere near as good as the movie and could have captured the reader more.
A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Be prepared for tears -- lots of tears! In fact, we are warned of this in the prologue. This is a beautiful love story narrated to the reader firsthand through the main character's recollection of events. Landon Carter recounts his senior year of high school in 1958, Beaufort, North Carolina. He tells of life in this small, Southern coastal town and thoughtfully describes the people and their habits. He also shares information about his family life and friends. He carefully set up the year where at 17, he very unexpectedly discovers love with the daughter of the town's Baptist church, Jamie Sullivan. In all respects, it is an unlikely pairing, and it isn't immediate. Despite having known each other all their lives, it is only during their final year at Beaufort High that they discover profound love. A tragic complication arises challenging their lifelong happiness. At the conclusion, Landon Carter, now 57, celebrates the joy of having loved Jamie, and is grateful for his special journey with her, realizing that he is the man he is today because of her. This is a very short book and readers will move through it quickly, but it delivers a poignant message in an extraordinary way."
I have watched the movie more than a dozen times and then i read the book.
I did NOT like the book as well as the movie . Although a good book , Jaime is not a preachers daughter and Landon is not a troubled teen.
Loved the book. Saw the movie and loved that as well! the book showed a lot more information than the movie, but the movie was still emotional and inspirational :)
Loved the book. Saw the movie first but in my opinion the book's great too.
I absolutely loved this book !!! Sure it was a bit formulaic but it is a very inspirational one :)
One of the most amazing books I have ever read! It's so touching and expressive! You've got to read this, or else your missing out on such a wonderful book!
This book is really good. The author shows all of the characters emotions. Reading the ending of this book made me cry. This book really explains what true love is!
Now I had seen the movie a bunch of times, and I just finished the book. The movie-in the beginning-is much different. I liked the book better, and thought it was one of Sparks most relateable novels for teens. Every bit the 5 stars they allow.
ohh das a good one. Das a good bookie man!. Its like a mother good time wakey wakey sunshine man!
my first nicholas sparks book: really good and not as "detailed" as the other books (if you know what i'm saying)
This book is a sweet and fast read that's great when you want to get lost in a little romance. It's pretty different from the movie (which I honestly preferred to the book).
It's really touching. Good book, Best book ever. It is really easy to follow. Started off with happiness and sadness.