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A Walk to Remember

Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous, love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offense, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.

What is Nicholas Sparks’ a walk to remember about

Landon, protagonist of the book The steps of love by Nicholas Sparks, is over fifty years old, reckoning with his past and is told from the moment he feels that his life has changed: he is seventeen, he is shrewd irresistible, beautiful.

After being left behind by his fiancée a few days before the school dance, he is almost forced to invite Jamie, the pastor’s daughter. Jamie says yes, but only on condition that he doesn’t fall in love with her. Landon laughs at this sentence believing it to be a joke, discovering only after the truth that was hidden behind that sentence, a painful truth, which will mark him forever.

Jamie is a shy, kind, naive girl, her opposite and it seems that not even the birth of a friendship between them is possible, so much is the difference in character and the way you see life. Although Landon has known her for years, attending the same school, she had never noticed her before, perhaps because she seemed like an ordinary person, one of many.

But after the dance something unexpected happens and between the two an overwhelming and crazy love is born, which is the guiding thread of the steps of love. Landon wants to do nothing but make all of Jamie’s dreams come true, whatever they are: he builds a telescope to show her the star that bears his name, makes her stay in two different countries at the same time taking her to the border, does the impossible for her , does not want to spend even a moment without having her by his side.

But there is something that stands in the way of their story, as if destiny wanted to play a left-handed shot to drive them away and deprive them of the perfection of their love. She is ill, has leukemia and has little left to live. Jamie feels compelled to tell her just when he confesses that he has fallen in love. The protagonist of I passi dell’amore will be able to make his every dream come true, even what he had since childhood: getting married.

Landon takes her in spite of the fact that the time to be shared is less and less and the death is getting closer. Despite the disappearance of the girl, he feels he is not alone, he remains a very young widower and despite time, detachment and changes, he continues to love her as if nothing had hindered their path.

The steps of love by Nicholas Sparks is a moving book that binds readers to this infinite love among the protagonists. For those who have loved this book, the film is unmissable, which leaves its mark and touches the strings of the soul.

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