The book starts out with Landon the popular teenager in school is threatened with expulsion after getting into an unfortunate incident. He enters into a afterschool acivity the spring musical where he meets Jamie. He has trouble learning his lines in the play he asks Jamie for her help. She helps him, but tells him to promise not to fall in love with her. As the story goes on his freinds are disapointed with him of choosing Jamie over there freindship. Jamie is the character in the book who loves school and learning she teaches him how to love, two totally opposites who attract. What I loved most about this book was that it was not ur typical romantic ending where the couple lives happily ever after, the end. What Nicholas Sparks taught me in this book is that you learn from life experiences and move on but you never forget you always remeber them.