This blog is a forum for Mentor High School Honors English 10 students to engage in book discussions based on free reading books.
Monday, October 25, 2010
A Walk To Remember , Nicholas Sparks
A Walk to Remember takes place in 1958 in a stereotypical small Southern town. It is Landon Carter's senior year at Beaufort high and he is in desperate need of a date for the homecoming dance. He is not the schools most popular guy that would be his best friend, Eric Hunter. With only a week left before the dance , Landon decides to ask Jamie Sulivan, a girl in his drama class. Landon is extremely nervous about his friends reaction to him taking Jamie. "Jamie didn't care much about outward appearances, because she was always looking for things like inner beauty, and i suppose that's part of the reason she looked the way she did," says Landon(Sparks 18). Jamie does not spend time at Cecils's Diner, the usual hang out of high school students. She is more concerned about visiting orphans and studying her Bible. To Landon's surprise taking her to the dance is not too terrible. He realizes their really is a normal person behind the bible. Even though he has a decent time at the dance, he still never wants to be seen with her again due to the embarrassment from all of his friends. Little does Landon know Jamie is going to be one of the most influential people in his life. "When i was seventeen, my life changed forever," says Landon(Sparks 201).
1. Have you ever experienced a situation like Landon's were you would not be friends with someone because of what your friends might think?
2. How do you think people would treat Jamie if she attended Mentor?