The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

the notebook

“At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after Word War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.”

Word of advice: read the book before the movie! Actually, you should always read a book before watching the movie that way you won’t compare the book to the movie but vice versa. I watched the movie years before I finally read the novel and my experience was different. I knew what was going to happen before it did. All of the excitement of not knowing what to expect was taken away. Anyway, the book was really good. I really enjoyed reading it. I felt  so bad for Noah though, when he was younger and older. At first he didn’t have any friends, then he lost the love of his life, and at the end his body was failing him and Allie…. not going to say what Allie was up to (even though almost everyone knows what happened to her, but I don’t want to spoil the book for those who have not read it yet). I just wanted to give Noah a hug and tell him everything would be okay. He was such a sweet guy! I was really glad that Allie ended up choosing the guy that I was rooting for. This book does have a great ending! Nothing sad happens at the very end. If one does cry, they are not tears of sadness but rather tears of joy. So, if you have not ready any of Nicholas Sparks novels because you are not a fan of sad endings, I hope that you give this one a try!

 

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