The Notebook

The Notebook

Nicholas Sparks, 207 pages

This book is a love story, about a strong-willed man named Noah, and a beautiful artist named Allie. They come from two different words altogether, Noah – a hardworking man who earns his money by working day and night on construction sites or on the docks, with the sun burning his skin and the sweat rolling down his face, and Allie – a girl who has all the money in the world, a girl who is naturally amazing at painting and is kind hearted, who even though has everything given to her, still works for what she wants in life. They meet one fateful warm night at a fair, and from then on they were inseparable. Only teenagers at the time, their love grew day by day, a love that many people would only dream to have. As the summer passes, so does their dream of staying together forever, realizing that this would be impossible since Allie has to go back to where she came from. Allie’s parents disapprove of Noah, because he isn’t wealthy and they don’t think that he deserves Allie. When she leaves Noah is left heartbroken, his whole world turned upside down, and writes one letter to her everyday for a year. As the years pass, they never forget their first love, and the love between them never completely dies, just fades, bit by bit. 7 years since they parted, Allie finds a picture of Noah in the local newspaper. It is already too late, because Allie is engaged, but she goes to visit him anyway. They spend a few days together – but that was all they needed to fall back in love with each other all over again.

The author started off the book with Noah in a nursing home, telling his tale about the first and only time he fell in love. He reads this from a notebook, but also from his heart. This book captures you and makes you wonder whether love like that really does exist, love that never lets go, love that never fades even though time passes, love that makes miracles happen. It brought smiles to my lips and tears to my eyes. It made me wish that one day, I could have a love like that. This was a beautifully written story.

I thought that this was a great book, I really loved it. It didn’t really have a happy or a sad ending, it had an ending that you wouldn’t expect. I was really excited to read it because I had watched the movie many times before and it was and still is my favourite movie. I have watched it many times and it never bores me. I strongly recommend this to all the girls, and even the boys to read this book. It just might surprise you.

2 comments to The Notebook

  • tinazhang

    I really want to read about this book now because your description of it seems extremely interesting. I like these kind of romance novels where people that really love each other are forbidden to just because of who they are and what they are in society. I think that, if I ever get the opportunity to that I will read it.

  • J.J.

    Wait, isn’t there a movie on this?? :)
    Anyways great job, a well written 3rd paragraph. :D

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