A Walk to Remember

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A Walk to Remember
The story is not about mental illness, but the mental and emotional state and how it affects families. Several of the emotional responses are happiness, love, sadness, and loss. One question to ask, “What makes more sense, listening to your head or listening to your heart?” A Walk to Remember is about a high school girl (Jamie) who has Leukemia and a boy (Landon) during his last year of high school will end with a walk that he will never forget. It will change his life mentally and emotionally. Jamie’s illness was not known about except by her father and herself.

A Walk to Remember shows opposites, Landon and Jamie. Landon is a typical rebellious teenager whose social life is the “in crowd”. He was very popular with his peers in high school, but feels there is something missing in his life. Landon did not care about attending classes or even graduating. He was the handsome jock, although insecure and vulnerable. He was full of anger and hate for his father, who left his mother and himself when he was young.

Jamie is a serious and conservative girl who knew right from wrong and what she wants out of life, setting goals for herself. Landon and his friends consider her a nerd. Jamie portrays a bible hugging, science fiction bookworm who wears the same sweater every day. What others feel about her does not matter. One unique thing about Jamie, she is incredibly friendly to everyone. She enjoys helping elders, visiting orphanages, tutor unfortunate children and many community services. Her attitude towards life is positive even knowing she does not have much time left to live. Jamie is the daughter of the church minister and not able to pull herself away from her Bible studies. She clings to her faith in a damaging way. Her mother died shortly after giving birth to her, and her father raised her by himself. He was very protective of Jamie,…...

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