I read the book before I saw the movie and the difference that bothers me the most is the fact that they have cars...the books is called A Walk To Remember, in the book they walked everywhere in the book hence the title.
That being said this is my favorite movie, and it has been since I was 10 years old. Little fact that is not known Mandy Moore was only 17 years old when this movie was made and Shane West was older so she had to have a signed note from her parents that he was able to kiss her. I am not a huge fan of the first 5 minutes of the movie, when Clay gets hurt, I know that it's relevant to the movie and ties Jamie's and Landon's love story but I just wish it was a little less brutal, even 14 years later I cringe for the first 5 minutes of the movie. Not only this movie invokes emotions that everyone felt during high school, but it makes you have hope that people can really change, this is a love story that takes your emotions and leaves you wanting more information even after watching it for the 100th time. This movie makes you cry and laugh, and wanting more.