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Sparks, Nicholas
New York : Warner Books, 2001
ISBN 0446608955
This love story is set in a small North Carolina coastal town in the late 1950’s. In their senior year in high school, Landon, student body president and wealthy son of a Congressman, becomes friends with and gradually falls in love with sweet, unusual and mysterious loner Jamie. As the school year goes on Landon’s friendship, loyalty, and love are tested, and it becomes a period of tremendous growth for him. The book opens with “When I was seventeen, my life changed forever.” A moving story reminding us what great things true love may sometimes demand of us.
(Tarah Nellis, Colorado Blue Spruce YA Book Award, 2003)
SUBJECTS:     Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
                        Leukemia -- Fiction.
                        High school students -- Fiction.


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