The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks MAG

November 17, 2008
By Ivy Garcia, Grandview, WA

Set in the 1920s in North Carolina, The Notebook tells a story of young love. Noah and Allie fall for each other one summer, but they come from different worlds where their love is forbidden.

After a 14-year separation, Allie sees the newspaper ad of a young man with a house for sale. She decides to visit him, not knowing why he returned. Noah is shocked but pleased by her visit and welcomes her into his house. After they spend a couple days together, their feelings emerge and they must make some difficult decisions.

Author Nicholas Sparks focuses on the themes of love and choices. As Noah tries to regain what he and Allie once had, she struggles with telling him she’s engaged. But she begins to realize that her feelings for Noah never died.

When her trip ends, Allie must decide whom she loves. “Can you really leave without looking back?” Noah asks. “I don’t know. Probably not,” she replies. With tears running down her face she finally chooses.

The style of The Notebook is similar to Lurlene McDaniel’s books: both use detail that makes you imagine everything as if you were there. Sparks focuses on characters’ thoughts and feelings, unlike McDaniel, who uses more dialogue.

The Notebook is a classic tale of love lost and regained after many years, and is a truly romantic and touching story. This is an amazing book that captures your attention and keeps you guessing what will happen next. You will never want to put it down.

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Izofbrwn said...
on May. 26 2010 at 12:49 pm

kirby~bug said...
on May. 18 2010 at 3:01 pm

i liked it 2!!! awesome caint wait to read the book and watch the movie!!

im a hopeless romantic so ill probablly think its great!! lol

on Apr. 26 2010 at 11:24 am
shayna101 SILVER, Carlsbad, California
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Excellent review! I love the movie and I am dying to read the book because Nicholas Sparks is my favorite writer. You did leave out a lot of the main parts though...

on Mar. 13 2010 at 3:18 pm
BasketballChick5, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
:)Just Do It:) <3

I love the movie it was awesome!!!

Buetifulrain said...
on Nov. 11 2009 at 9:13 am
Love love love the book and movie... but the review left out some MAJOR parts! like how it flashed back... to where she had Alztimers and when he wrote to her for A WHOLE YEAR! But she never got them!!!!!!!! BUt other than that it was a good review!

on Nov. 9 2009 at 10:14 am
beautifultears BRONZE, Worcester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
live. laugh. love.

I LOVE THE REVIEW. you did and amazing job and i love the book. keep reading his books

on Jun. 15 2009 at 3:13 am
GreenDayFan SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is just a new beginning."
-Uptown Girls

its weird i read books and right when i am like done with the book the next day i see a preview of the movie its weird but love the review and the movie

Reese said...
on Apr. 15 2009 at 2:29 pm
Reese, Laurel, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Mortimer Brewster: The name Brewster is code for Roosevelt.
Teddy Brewster: Code for Roosevelt?
Mortimer Brewster: Yes. Don't you see? Take the name Brewster, take away the B, and what have you got?
Teddy Brewster: Rooster!
Mortimer Brewster: Uh-huh. And what does a rooster do?
Teddy Brewster: Crows.
Mortimer Brewster:... It crows. And where do you hunt in Africa?
Teddy Brewster: On the veldt!
Mortimer Brewster: There you are: crows - veldt!
Teddy Brewster: Ingenious! My compliments to the boys in the code department.

I read this book and I've seen the movie as well they are both GREAT truely a touching love story.

on Mar. 7 2009 at 2:30 am
I think u guys are grest people for doing this and i love reading your work keep it up!!


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