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The Notebook A man with a faded, well worn notebook open in his lap A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn t understand Until he begins to read to her An achingly tender story about the enduring power of loveA man with a faded, well worn notebook open in his lap A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn t understand Until he begins to read to her The Notebook is an achingly tender story about the enduring power of love, a story of miracles that will stay with you forever Set amid the austere beauty of coastal North Carolina in , The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner returned home from World War II Noah, thirty one, is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memoriesuntil she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again Allie Nelson, twenty nine, is now engaged to another man, but realizes that the original passion she felt for Noah has not dimmed with the passage of time Still, the obstacles that once ended their previous relationship remain, and the gulf between their worlds is too vast to ignore With her impending marriage only weeks away, Allie is forced to confront her hopes and dreams for the future, a future that only she can shape Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just the beginning As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all Shining with a beauty that is rarely found in current literature, The Notebook establishes Nicholas Sparks as a classic storyteller with a unique insight into the only emotion that really matters I am nothing special, of this I am sure I am a common man with common thoughts and I ve led a common life There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough And so begins one of the most poignant and compelling love stories you will ever readThe Notebook

10 thoughts on “The Notebook

  1. Nicole Nicole says:

    I love the movie, but if you think that was sappy, do not pick up this book I heard Nicholas Sparks had a knack for sap, but I almost drowned in it and felt no spark at all The book was so frustratingly simple and obvious and laid out The dialoque droned I ll come back and add a real quote, but it was something like this Do you want to stay

  2. Stacey Stacey says:

    I read this book on a train from Italy to somewhere else in Europe after graduating from college I was unfortunate enough to be forced to buy it because there were no other English Language novels to choose from.I know this is a beloved book, by a beloved author, but if I could give it any sort of negative rating, I would The Gag me with a sp

  3. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    I m just gonna say it I expected less.Not being inexperienced in the reading of Nicholas Sparks novels, I somewhat knew this book would contain tons and tons of corny and cheesy replies and gestures But NOT in every single paragraph I m not one to discard the idea of soul mates, after all the young adult readings that I have done, but when som

  4. jessica jessica says:

    well, i was promised tears and, unfortunately, my eyes are as dry as the sahara i will say that i think the story itself has an unbelievable amount of potential its the execution that leaves much to be desired i just couldnt believe the connection between noah and allie and i think its because we dont see any of their history sure, the reader g

  5. Becky Becky says:

    This is the worst book I have EVER READ And the fact that this guy is so popular continues to astound me I would give it less than zero stars if I could My sister tricked me into reading this book, and I wish I could gain that time back into my life so I could read a different book This book teaches you that ANYONE could write a bestseller Just

  6. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    Have you ever come across something so undeniably cute that you feel like you may be crushed by the weight of squee that s about to explode from you chest.Kind of like when you see this That s what reading The Notebook was like The romantic tone of The Notebook was both its greatest asset and biggest downfall Nobody wants to be crushed by squee a

  7. Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* says:

    4 StarsAlso reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading Den Sweet and romantic, but I liked the movie muchIn fact, I LOVED the movie and watched it before reading this In the movie, the characters of Noah and Allie hadintensity and passion It is one of those rare moments, for me, when the movie was better than the book.There are some great quotes in this boo

  8. Books Ring Mah Bell Books Ring Mah Bell says:

    quite possibly the sweetest love story ever I wept like a baby.

  9. Anushka Anushka says:

    Seriously, what the fuck was this

  10. jen jen says:

    This is my favorite love story ever It shows what true soul mates are I also loved the movie as much as the book If you don t cry when you read this then something is wrong with you I think that you can love someone like ally did the lawyer, but only true love with your soul mate like with Noah People who don t like this book have never truely been l

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