The Notebook

The Notebook

by Nicholas Sparks
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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Echoing the emotional vibrancy and power of Love Story and The Bridges of Madison County, this unforgettable, deeply moving first novel offers 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606191265
Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2000

About the Author

With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include fourteen #1 New York Times bestsellers, and all of his books, including Three Weeks with My Brother, the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah, have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of Nicholas Sparks's novels—The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle—have been adapted into major motion pictures.

Hometown:

New Bern, North Carolina

Date of Birth:

December 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Omaha, Nebraska

Education:

B.A. in finance, University of Notre Dame, 1988

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Angelheart444 More than 1 year ago
The most beautiful love story ever. Soul mates truly finding one another and their profound connection drawing them to one another in spite of time and distance. The love Noah has for her is so powerful and so precious that it should inspire everyone to toss those stupid books that claim men are dogs. Their hearts are as big as women's and here is the story to show just how much alike we are! This story is so wonderful even if it is somewhat tragic. The true epitome of what real love is all about...for better and for worse...for always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Notebook is a story that shows that men's hearts are as big as women's. It shows tht opposites attract and love stories can end well, no matter what happens inbetween. noah calhoun and Allie neson meet at a fair in the 1930's during the "Summer of Love". Noah is just a teenage boy who works at a lumber yard. Allie comes from money her dad is said to have "more money then god". They fall in love but when she moves from her summer house hearts are broken. 14 years later they meet again. With a few twist it ends with tears and smiles. I thought this book was excellent and I really couldn't put it down. After I read this book and many other wonderful books by Nicholas Sparks I just wish I could be the one in his next book. When I saw the movie after I read the book, I was happy that it is relative to the book. I would say the book is better. It is a book that I would recommend to anyone that likes any of Spark's book or a romance novel reader. With Allie and Noah in this story it will make you fall in love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Words cannot describe how I felt when reading this book. Thank you Nicholas Sparks
9896 More than 1 year ago
‘The Notebook’ is a classic love story about two people who fall in love in high school and their struggles to be together. It all starts in 1946 when young Noah Calhoun went to the fair city fair with his best friend Fin who introduced him to a petite girl named Allie, it was love at first sight. Allie and Noah’s relationship grows stronger and stronger throughout the book, until Allie is forced to move. Devastated and now alone, Noah writes Allie everyday for a whole year and never gets one reply, he decides maybe it’s time to forget. Noah enrolls in the army and serves there for a while. After he gets back he gets a job in the industrial business and works there for years, he becomes great friends with the owner of the company who eventually gives him a grand amount of money. When Noah’s father dies of illness he decides to finish renovating their New Bern house in his honor, the gorgeous house makes the papers around the nation. Allie, band on her finger, sits down one morning to read the papers and sees Noah’s article in the paper, she immediately packs her bags and heads for New Bern. Over the course of a few days of seeing each other Noah and Allie click just as if they had never been apart. Together they must make some life changing decisions to be together, people do ludicrous things for love. Which leads to the theme of the book which is that if you love something never give up on it, or you will never know what you missed. One thing I liked about this book was the story. I personally have read this book five times because the love story never gets old. It is such a powerful book and it is sure to touch your heart, it might even make you tear up. There is honestly not one thing that I dislike about this book, it is absolutely my favorite book. ‘The Notebook’ is a book that I would recommend to anyone that loves to read about love and romance. The book is only 248 pages so it is an easy read. I would personally give this book 5 out of 5 stars for the beautiful story it tells and how it is written, you feel like you knew these people and their story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book bc it has romance and betral and violence and all these great generes in one book it is GREAT!!!! Read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Notebook is a story about a small town boy named Noah Calhoun, and a city girl Allie Nelson. Allie stays in the small town where Noah lives for the summer. The two meet one night at the local carnival, and ever since that night their lives changed forever. I liked this book because it was interesting and wanted you to keep reading.The Notebook is a book that Noah wrote and reads it to Allie when they are older. She has Alzheimer's, and Noah thinks that reading their story will make her remember. He reads to her every day. In the story Noah and Allie start out not being a big fan of each other. They gradually fall in love, and they spend all of their time together. They fought all the time, but no fight made them stop loving each other. One night Noah took Allie to an old house and he said when he gets older he’s going to fix it up and live there. Allie requested that there was a porch that wrapped all around the house, red shutters, and a room over-looking the river so that she could paint.This book includes a lot of dialogue. My favorite quote from this book is where Noah is trying to get Allie is the water and he yells, “Get in the water, baby I’m sorry I love you just get in the water. Get in the water!” The theme of The Notebook is person vs. person.To conclude this book Noah did what Allie said that she would want on the house. He did exactly everything she asked, and when she saw it she was amazed by his work. Finally, I would say that this book is great for teens and I would recommend it to anyone. I also liked the movie, but not as much as the book. This is a great book about love, and it is the best one I’ve ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far my favorite love story. It is so amazing and I wanted to read it over and over. Amazing. :)
blonde_bookworm13 More than 1 year ago
This book is a book that pretty much created its own romance category if only people would stop watching the movie and start reading the book. The book capture's so much more of the characters and the pain they suffered trying to move on from the love they once shared. However, the timelessness of fate and romance makes it such a classic for love. The ending is what really sets this book apart because in most romance novels the book ends with the characters living happily ever after or together but Nickolas sparks goes beyond this.(Spoiler alert: if you don't want to know the end do not read beyond this point) He shows the character old and gives them such a touching and heart wrenching life as the wife has Alzheimers and then the end of the book is what every couple in love could ever hope for going out together. Sorry to be a story spoiler this is the best way to review how such an amazing book this is.
dachely More than 1 year ago
SImply the cutest love story ever told. You will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in less than 10 hours and could not put the book down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Sparks is a great writer and has made another great book. I found the book, easy to get in to and didn't have a hard time picking up on the characters at all. He also makes the pace a bit slower, just as a mature love would be and how older characters interact.
He also, gives us two points of view in one chapter, one paragraph, something unique but can often confuse. I didn't enjoy the concept but he did it quite well. When you are seeing and feeling what one character is feeling, you suddenly in the other character's head.
My only other faults with the books were the sequence with Allie's fiancée. He seemed to just read minds for a moment or two there and just knew his lady was going cheating on him. This is a distraction. You think he will show up, cause a scene, yet in the end, he is a tool, for her choice.
Sill, a very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is magical. True love at its purest. I could read it again and again and always feel pure joy that love can last a lifetime and beyond. No matter the trials love can get you through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually prefer the books over the movies. That doesnt mean i disliked the movie though. The movie is awesome but compared to the book, like all movies things that are in the book arent in movie or vice versa. The book though shows the carecters feelings inside them. It gives you a new prospect of the two caracters love and their strugles throgh life. I recomened you read the book and that you whatch the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no sample it does not give you pages of the real book if you check it out you will know what i am talking about Buttttttttttt i have to say it was a pretty good book Good job
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive seen the movie, it seemed like the book is good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I read The Notebook, a romance, by Nicholas Sparks. I recommended this great book to my friends and warned them that they might cry. This book is great because you keep wondering who Allie will choose, Noah or Lon? Also because the book is so realistic and could happen. One summer the main characters, Noah and Allie, fell in love. Allie had to move and they were both heartbroken. Allie met a guy named Lon and they got engaged. One day when she was trying her wedding dress on and she picked up the newspaper, she saw a picture of Noah. After seeing that picture in the newspaper she went to visit Noah. Noah and Allie had dinner and she decided to go back to Noah’s house the next day. She stayed the night and Allie knew she would have to choose Noah or Lon. If you like to read about romances then The Notebook is the book for you. The book will make you cry and keep you in suspense. I have told you about the book so if you think you might be interested in reading this book, I would recommend it because it is my favorite book.
HayleeCarpenter143HC More than 1 year ago
The Notebook is a classic love story about two people who fall in love and their struggles to be together. It all starts in 1946 when young Noah Calhoun went to the fair city fair with his best friend Fin who introduced him to a petite girl named Allie, it was love at first sight. Allie and Noah’s relationship grows stronger and stronger throughout the book, until Allie is forced to move. Devastated and now alone, Noah writes Allie everyday for a whole year and never gets one reply, he decides maybe it’s time to forget. Noah enrolls in the army and served there for a while. After he gets back he gets a job in the industrial business and works there for years, he becomes great friends with the owner of the company who eventually gives him a grand amount of money. When Noah’s father dies of illness he decides to finish renovating their New Bern house in his honor, the gorgeous house makes the papers around the nation. Allie, band on her finger, sits down one morning to read the papers and sees Noah’s article in the paper, she immediately packs her bags and heads for New Bern. Over the course of a few days of seeing each other Noah and Allie click just as if they had never been apart. Together they must make some life changing decisions to be together, people do ludicrous things for love. Which leads to the theme of the book which is that if you love something never give up on it, or you will never know what you missed. One thing I liked about this book was how real it felt reading. I personally have read this book twice because the love story never gets old. It is such a powerful book that is sure to touch your heart, it might even make you tear up. There is honestly not one thing that I dislike about this book, it is one of my favorite book. The Notebook is a book that I would recommend to anyone that loves to read about love and romance. The book is only 248 pages so it is an easy read. I would personally give this book 5 out of 5 stars for the beautiful story it tells and how it is written, you feel like you knew these people and their story. The Notebook was clearly born to be on a best seller list. The story, the way it’s written, the depth, everything about the book is phenomenal. Nicholas Spark’s books are known for their amazing love stories and most of his books make bestsellers lists, this one was an addition to that number. I agree that this book deserves to remain on a best seller list for a long time because the book just really touches your heart and makes you think about love and just how good of a thing it can be.
carlo23 17 days ago
Not as good as i thought it was going to be
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie but i wish i had read this first. The two together were amazing. Sweet and touching. Very smooth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful prose but painfully slow with not much of a plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Similar to mines :)
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AdventureswithBrianne More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Sparks has to be one of my all time favorite authors. I love how his books make you laugh, cry, and even get upset with the characters. The Notebook is a must read, even after watching the movie. I love the characters in this story and cannot even imagine having to make some of the decision they went through in the book. Also the heartache he must feel everyday. This is definitely a must read book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets ignore the posts below, shall we.