What's the Difference between A Walk to Remember the Book and A Walk to Remember the Movie?


A Walk to Remember

Released: 1999
Author: Nicholas Sparks

A Walk to Remember

Released: 2002
Director: Adam Shankman
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Jamie Sullivan
Jamie Sullivan
Portrayed by: Mandy Moore
Landon Carter
Landon Carter
Portrayed by: Shane West
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Portrayed by: Lauren German
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Portrayed by: Clayne Crawford
Portrayed by: Al Thompson
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Clay Gephardt
Portrayed by: Matt Lutz
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Mr. Kelly
Portrayed by: David Andrews
Reverend Sullivan
Reverend Sullivan
Portrayed by: Peter Coyote
A Walk to Remember Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Landon's friends tease him about Jamie but they never mock her to her face. They know she is a good person and has god on her side. Landon's ridicule Jamie to her face, even pasting her head on a almost nude woman's body. Landon punches his old friend and is publicly with Jamie after that.
   Eric and Margaret visit Jamie after they find out she is sick to apologize for being rude. They give her money they collected for the orphanage. Eric goes to see Landon and apologizes to him after they find out she is sick.
   Jamie tells Landon it is her dream to be married. She has a long list of things she wants to do, including being in two places at once. Being married in the same church as her mother is at the top of her list.
   Jamie is very sick during the wedding and needs a wheelchair and nurse during the ceremony. She is in remission during the wedding.
   Jamie doesn't sing in the novel. In the movie, Jamie sings "Only Hope".
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