The book and the movie are two different stories. There are a lot of things that aren't the same, like Jamie. Jamie wasn't as harsh to Landon when he denied her like she was in the movie. In the movie she shut the door in his face when he showed up but in the book she opened the door and smiled, "Hi Landon". In the book, Jamie wore her hair in a tight bun and wore a brown cardigan. In the movie she had a low pony tail and a pink sweater. Landon's father was a congressman in the book but his mother and father were divorced in the movie. Miss Garber was a heavy set women with freckled, pale skin and flaming red hair. In the movie she was very skinny with blonde hair. Either way these two stories are heartbreaking, but probably the best thing you could read.