I would say that IF you have any interest in romantic novel reading (I assume there will be some interest as you are already connected to a writing websites i.e. hubpages) you should read the novel "The Notebook". It's very well written. The story of A walk to remember is always a remarkable one in my eyes, and so does the novel too. But "The Notebook", in terms of novels, is superb.
A WALK TO REMEMBER was a pretty good movie, but not as believable as THE NOTEBOOK. I have seen THE NOTEBOOK several times and would watch it again and again, but A WALK TO REMEMBER......not so much. It's THE NOTEBOOK, hands down!
I have seen both movies. Loved both of them, but Notebook more. A walk to remember included several stereotypes which I didn`t like that much, but still a great movie.
However as far as the books go, I have read only Notebook. When I started reading the book, I knew it would be better than the movie as books always do. But I didn`t know it was going to be that good. So if you loved Notebook as a movie, you are going to fall in love with the book.