Book Review | The Notebook

The Notebook by Nocholas SparksThe Notebook (The Notebook #1) by Nicholas Sparks

Hardcover, 214 pages

Published July 5th 2004

1 star

*Opens book*
*Reads book*
*Wonders if watching paint dry might actually be more exciting*
*Closes book*
*Yawns*


The Story

We’ve all seen the movie right? So it’s that… but with all the emotion sucked out of it.

(Goodreads Synopsis):

Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently returned from the Second World War. Noah 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 memories…until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again.

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. It is a story of miracles and emotions that will stay with you forever.”

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