In truth, he is beginning to enjoy his time with her.
One day, while they are walking home, Landon yells at Jamie and he tells her that he is not friends with her.
For example, his sister, just like Jamie, was never popular at school and always wore an ugly sweater.
And just like Jamie, she always carried the Bible around with her everywhere she went.
Landon and Jamie are married in a church full of people.
Although she is weak and in a wheelchair, she insists on walking down the aisle so that her father could give her away which was part of her dream.
The movie walks a fine line with the Peter Coyote character, whose church Landon attends.
Movies have a way of stereotyping reactionary Bible-thumpers who are hostile to teen romance. I forgave the movie its broad emotion because it earned it.
And just like Landon and Jamie, never in a thousand years did anyone think someone would ever deeply fall head-over-heels for her.
His sister's husband proposed marriage to her despite her sickness. I suppose I wrote this novel not only so that you could get to know my sister, but so that you would know what a wonderful thing it was that her husband once did for her." While Jamie is very religious and carries a Bible with her wherever she goes, Landon (one of the popular students) is reluctant to go to the dance with someone like her.