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The novel opens with a Prologue, in which the older Landon, living in the same North Carolina town as he did at the age of 17, stands near the Baptist church that figures prominently in the novel and gets himself in the mindset of his year-old self.
The story begins in and is, Landon tells us, both joyful and sad. The play, written by Reverend Hegbert Sullivan, the minister of the church, tells the story of a man who is so grief-stricken over the death of his wife while giving birth to their only child that he is not much of a father to his child.
An angel appears to the man, and she admonishes him to be a better father; she also performs a small miracle for the family on Christmas morning.
The popular play, performed in the local playhouse, features seniors from the high school. Landon's father is a congressman who spends most of his life in Washington, D. Landon's grandfather, who is now deceased, was a bootlegger and banker during the Great Depression, and he built the Carter family fortune by preying on the poor.
One of Grandfather Carter's employees was Reverend Sullivan, who still harbors resentments against the Carters. Like the narrative of The Christmas Angel, Reverend Sullivan's wife died during childbirth, and he has raised his daughter, Jamie, on his own.
Jamie and her father are deeply connected, but Jamie is ostracized by her classmates because of her religious devotion, unflattering clothing and hairstyle, and tendency to help the downtrodden.
Although Landon has known Jamie most of his life — as classmates and fellow church members only — he is surprised to notice at the beginning of his senior year that she is becoming a woman and could almost be considered attractive.
Early in his senior year, Landon is elected student body president and must attend the upcoming Homecoming Dance. Mortified by the idea of attending without a date, Landon invites Jamie, who dresses nicely and does not carry the Bible she usually always has with her.
The evening ends eventfully when Jamie and Landon find themselves cleaning up after and taking care of Landon's former girlfriend, who has gotten drunk.
Some weeks later, Jamie asks Landon to play the part of the father in the Christmas play; she has already been cast as the angel. The two begin spending time together — although Landon does so only out of obligation — but in the course of their conversations, Landon discovers that Jamie's only goal in life is to get married with a church full of people in attendance, an unlikely occurrence given Jamie's social status.
Landon finds this goal odd for such an excellent student as Jamie, who could have far loftier aspirations; he is especially surprised that she does not plan to attend college. Landon visits an orphanage with Jamie and sees one of her pet projects firsthand. However, all their togetherness is frustrating for Landon, and he bursts out angrily at Jamie the night before the play performance, telling her he hasn't enjoyed any of their time together.
Jamie is visibly hurt. Landon apologizes the next evening and, for reasons inexplicable to him, holds her hand during the apology.
The play is a great success, and in a pivotal scene, in which the father is supposed to notice the ravishing beauty of the angel, Landon is shocked by how beautiful Jamie looks in her white dress; she is wearing a touch of makeup and has taken her long hair out of a bun and let it fall past her shoulders.
The other students in the school are as surprised by Jamie's appearance as Landon is, but her upgraded social status does not last, and Jamie is soon relegated to her former social status. Jamie asks Landon to help her collect the bottles and cans she set out in a donation drive to buy presents for the orphans.
Astonished by the paltry donations, Landon empties his own bank account and adds those funds to the collection without telling anyone what he has done. With this decision to help Jamie and the orphans in this way, Landon surprises himself.Jorgen & his cycline friends - Lidingö Sverige - Sweden - August Self-Guided Cycling > Customized cycling trip in the wine roads of Provence" Our bike holiday was a success.
Everyone was satisfied with the hotels and the bike routes. I enjoyed the process of capturing the voice of a smart-alecky year-old kid.
Likewise with Jamie Sullivan. There was something intrinsically sweet about her character that gradually seemed to take over the book.
It was also the only novel that made me cry while . Each study has 3 files: Student Handout Teacher Notes Reading List This web-site provides you with free studies of the great stories in the Bible taught from an adult perspective.
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A Walk to Remember Quotes (showing of ) “Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember. Jan 25, · Watch video · The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service/10(K).