Set in 1958, Landon Carter is just a senior. Part of the popular crowd. He's the son of a political father and the expectations from him are high. But he only wants to go to UNC. He's the 'bad boy' who sits on the graveyard at night with his friends and drinks and makes fun of people. That's why he doesn't expect it when the daughter of the Reverend asks him to act the main character in a play. During this whole process, something even more unexpected happens: he falls in love with her, Jamie Sullivan.
Have any of you seen the movie? It's one of the best movies ever made and it has taught me a lot about God. It's the real first love of someone who was ordinary and meets a girl so extraordinary, he can't believe it. His love for her is unexpected and sincere. She's good with everyone and believes in the Lord's plan. But then, secrets start to unveil. She tells him that she's sick with Leukemia, blood cancer. He can't believe it. The love of his life is dying and he only just met her. He's afraid, and so is her. He sees the suffering of her father. But instead of turning his head away, he sticks with her, watching her slowly die. But he still thinks she's the most beautiful person he's ever met. Finally, he asks her to marry her, even though she has maybe just a few months to live. This love so strong that is willing to save both of them does. Jamie dies but he remains faithful to her. Believing that they are still together, even after death.
This book broke my heart. I had to change my t-shirt in the middle of the night because it was covered in my tears. The thing is, it's a beautiful book. So different from the movie and so much better. It's the kind of love that lasts through the ages. The best kind of love. I wish it happened to me too. Although a tragic tale, it's definitely a walk to remember. You will never forget it.