“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 take 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.
This Novel Learning Series® Student Edition is comprised of the full length novel with learning guides interspersed throughout the text. Guides are specifically designed to align with the ELA Common Core State Standards and include: