Talking about Verbal Irony, A Walk to Remember has it! Verbal irony is a technique used by author in which it uses words that mean something different than what they appear to mean or the so-called sarcasm.
Jamie Sullivan, a guileless senior high student, with a great ambition in life, went school, as usual, one morning. Because she is a quiet and bookish lady, rare students hesitate to talk to her. It is evident that she is far different from other typical students in terms of fashion and social life.
The moment that one evil-like student "complimented" her for her outfit was not really a nice one. It uses sarcasm to convey its real meaning. Lastly, how Jamie answered the student, by saying "Thank you", was also a form of sarcasm, showing no care at all for their opinions.