A Walk to Rememberby Nicholas Sparks is a novel about love, faith, and precious time. It is a beautiful story of how a boy unexpectedly falls in love only to face the biggest tragedy of his life. The novel was written for Sparks’ sister, who suffered and died from cancer. The novel was made into a film in 2002, staring Mandy Moore and Shane West. While the movie followed the basic plot line of the book, each is completely different works. Sparks decided to make the changes in the movie in order to appeal to the right audience, teens. The novel was set in the 1950s, while the movie was set in 1998. Sparks recognized that making a movie set in the 1950s would not entice the audience that he wanted to appeal to. While many people criticize the major differences in the film and novel, I think it was a bold move, but ultimately a good decision. For Sparks it wasn’t about staying true to the novel, line by line, but to get out his message.