The Notebook

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A review over the book "The Notebook."

Submitted: April 25, 2013

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Submitted: April 25, 2013



The Notebook

By: Leah Hammer


I just finished this wonderful book called The Notebook. This story is a flashback of two people who have fallen in love with each other in the year 1946; their names were Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson. Fourteen years later, Noah just got back from the war, and is restoring a plantation home, and he is haunted by the memories he had spent with Allie, and he can’t keep himself from getting over the feeling he had for her!

This book is about this girl named Allie who is a wealthy, upper class girl, who had her life planned out before her. She never thought that she would be able to ever be in love with a poor boy like Noah, but she did. Allie’s parents thought that Noah wasn’t suited for her because he was poor, so they decided to separate him and Allie from each other, so that she could find someone that would have money and would be able to give her everything she needs.

Noah can’t get over Allie, so he tries to keep in touch with her by writing her letters everyday for a year telling her how much he missed her and loved her, but not one letter was answered so he tries to move on. He goes to fight in World War II, but when he comes back to his old town in North Carolina, he begins his day restoring this old house that he and Allie had dreamed of fixing up and living in together.

Allie is now engaged to this wealthy lawyer named Lon, but when she sees a picture of Noah in the paper, she gets that same feeling she had fourteen years ago, so she decides to go back and see the man that she had fallen in love with many years ago!

I really enjoyed this book because it shows how true love is exposed in the year of 1946. In our generation today, we don’t see that kind of love in people, because in our generation love is made out to be a game, whether it’s marriage or just a relationship. In The Notebook it describes how love should be between two people, and that you should never give up on the one you love. I also enjoyed how their love for each other never ended. After Allie left, Noah never gave up on Allie, by trying to stay in contact with her while she was gone for so long. This book is the type of book that will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what happens next!

My personal connections to this story would be to never give up on the one you really and truly love no matter what, just like Noah never gave up on Allie. This is a type of relationship that everyone would want to have, because they loved each other so much that they gave up everything to be with each other. Also, my connection with the story would be to always keep your promises in a relationship, because that made Allie and Noah come back together because he kept his promise with her by restoring that old house.

The connection between the story and real life experiences today are how people judge other people, by the way they dress or their money. Allie’s parents judged Noah by his outward appearance, and how he was really poor. They didn’t care how much he cared about Allie or how hardworking he was, all they cared about was how much money he had. In our society this is true, because some rich people think they are above everyone else and all they care about is their selves and they also don’t care about anyone is lower than them.

Nicholas Sparks developed this story in a very romantic way that will keep you reading nonstop. He develops this book in a way that makes you want to find out what happens in the end of the story from the start that you begin to read it.

Nicholas Sparks uses many literary elements throughout The Notebook which makes the book even better. He uses the elements of romance, tragedy, and fate throughout this book. These elements that he uses makes this book so wonderful that will make anyone want to read it no matter what.

I think other people should read this book because it’s not the type of book that you are just going to read once and get bored with it. The Notebook is the type of book that you will read multiple times because of how great it is, and how Nicholas Sparks developed it in such a great way that will make you want to have the love that Noah and Allie had. I would recommend this book to anyone, because it’s the type of book that you should never miss out on reading.

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