Novel to Movie Comparisons

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After reading A Walk to Remember and then watching the movie you realize how completely different they are. Some of the times that I teared up or cried in the book are different that the movie. I think that after you watch the movie it gives you a better appreciation of the book because it is more touching than the movie. The main point where I felt that the book was more touching was when Jamie gives Landon her mother's bible. She carried it where ever she went and it was all she had from her mother. It meant so much to her and she gave it to Landon. I think that when she gave Landon her bible because she wanted to give away what she had to someone who needed it before she died and she knew that she loved Landon and she wanted him to remember her. I found the movie less touching because it was only a quote book and not a bible. Instead Jamie is in the hospital when she gives him the quote book. I didn't feel that it was as touching that she gave the quote book instead. Another reason that it wasn't as meaningful to me was because in the book when she gives Landon her bible it's the moment that he realizes that he loves her. At the beginning of the book Landon tells that this story is him remembering when he was seventeen. Then at the end of the book it says that he is fifty-seven and he has still worn his wedding ring all these years even though she's gone. In times like today I doubt that anything like that would ever happen but if it were to happen back then it is more believable. It's surprising that he never got remarried and stays faithful even though she died. I didn't like that the movie is only four years later and Landon gives the quote book to Jamie's father. I didn't feel that it was as emotional or touching than showing that he never remarried even though she died and they got married at such a young age. The movie makes Landon appear to be a real…...

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