The Notebook (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Notebook A man picks up a faded, well-worn notebook and begins reading to a frail elderly woman, his voice recalling the heartbreaking story of two star-crossed lovers and their poignant, bittersweet journey to happiness. So begins this touching novel that is a dual tale of love lost and found, and of a man's gentle battle to reach an aging woman who cannot remember the most cherished moments of her life.
- Published: 01 February 1998
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780446605236 ISBN 10: 0446605239
- Sales rank: 276
Reviews for The Notebook
I'm not a big fan of reading but i'm trying to get used to it, not only as a media of raising my vocabulary skills (i'm an English teacher in a Spanish speaking country) but also the story of Allie and Noah in the film the notebook motivated me to do it.
It was a boring afternoon of August when i was watching TV and i run into the film... at first i found it really slow... so as the book when i read it but then i cried a river with a great story of everlasting love.
I never believed that i could cried again and i did it when i read it.
Thanks to Nicholas Sparks to do this great job and picture that this kind of love still prevail. by kristynofis
Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com
THE NOTEBOOK is the romance novel of this generation!
Ali and Noah are two very different people, or characters, depending on how you think about it. Ali is from a wealthy family that thinks very highly of themselves, and Noah was raised by his father and has had to work for every penny he has. Which is not much. The characters come alive and it is almost like you personally know both of them. It's amazing! Ali takes a vacation to New Bern where Noah lives. As the summer progresses, their relationship grows stronger and stronger and they fall in love. They fight all the time, but for some crazy reason they are madly in love.
Then the summer ends.
Noah and Ali are devastated that she has to leave. Her parents won't let her stay because they think that she is too good for him. It's absolutely devastating. He writes her letters, which she never receives because her mother intercepts and keeps them. She thinks that Noah has forgotten her.
Then World War II begins.
Noah is deployed for a couple of years and comes home when the war is over. During this time, Ali gets engaged to Lon, a lawyer who her parents approve of because he is socially acceptable. Noah buys an old plantation and fixes it up, and he and the house wind up in the newspaper. So Ali decides that she needs to go see Noah before she gets married, even though she hasn't seen him in fourteen years. At their reunion, they realize that they never fell out of love.
Read the book to find out who Ali chooses, Noah or Lon!
*Gold Star Award Winner! by TeensReadToo
- Top review
Thank you Nicholas Sparks for such a compelling story. The true love you have described in your book made me think that the life might be so wonderful, but we need to learn to offer our unconditional love. I have never read such a beautiful story before, such a pure and innocent love...I will buy all the books written by you. I have already read Dear John and I've just started The last song. I love the way you express your feelings. Thanks again. by Oana (Romania)