“When I was seventeen, my life changed forever . . . ” So begins Nicholas Sparks’s touching tale of Landon Carter, a teenage boy living in the small town of Beaufort, North Carolina in the late 1950s. Landon is a typical teenager who just wants to have a fun senior year before heading off to college. The last thing he anticipated is Jamie Sullivan, the sweet, pious daughter of the town’s Baptist minister.
But on the evening of Beaufort’s annual Christmas pageant, Landon will undergo a change of heart that will forever alter the course of his life. In the months that follow, Landon discovers truths that it takes most people a lifetime to learn-truths about the nature of beauty, the joy of giving, the pain of loss, and, most of all, the transformational power of love.
With a NOVEL LEARNING SERIES(TM) Student Guide
· Questions about the text after every few chapters check your comprehension
· Quizzes throughout help you prepare for standardized tests with SAT- and ACT-style questions using vocabulary and grammar from the book
· Sample writing prompts and essays at the end guide you through the elements of an above-average, average, and below-average essay-and explain why!