Review: The Notebook (The Notebook, #1) by Nicholas Sparks

15931The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Publication Date: 1996
Publisher: Bantam
Point of View: 1st and 3rd Person
Recommended Age: everyone!
Genres & Themes: Love, Social Class


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. Continue reading