The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Book Review

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Book Review

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Book
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Book

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Book Review

If you want to read a sweet little love story then here is it The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.

It is a beautiful love story. of course, it is little in the sense of its concise magnitude. It is not like a dragging, boring, draining narrative aboding on something impossible or surreal. But it broods on miracles, fantasy, and romance to a great degree that wafts every heart into pure elation.

It is all about heart…follow your heart…that Allie’s mother wishes to infer to her daughter and Noah pleads with her to do and Allie finally does.

“I can’t make this decision for you, Allie, this one’s all yours. I want you to know, though, that I love you. And I always will. I know that doesn’t help but it’s all I can do.” (Allie’s mother)

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks: The story in a nutshell:

It is the story of Noah (Noah Calhoun) and Allie (Allison Nelson) two teenage lovers whose love for one another does not leave them but demands their reunion after a long phrase of time when life has taken a different turn for Allie who is going to marry Lon, her fiance.

Noah could not forget Allie. Though they were forced to get apart in their teenage, her ghost never left him.

“People do that for three reasons. Either they crazy, or stupid, or tryin’ to forget. And with you, I knew you were tryin’ to forget. I just didn’t know what.” (Gus, Noah’s friend says this to him.)

Noah wrote letters to Allie which were secretly put aside by Allie’s mother. She did not know about those letters and got engaged to Lon. Later one day she found Noah’s picture in a news clipping and showing an excuse came back to Noah to meet him for the final time.

But then she realized how deeply she loved Noah. Tremendous tug of war to choose between Noah and Lon confronted her and challenged her. Allie had to choose between her two loves.

The Opening of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks :

The story opens with old Noah reading from a notebook to his ailing wife Allie, a patient with Alzheimer’s. She forgets Noah, she forgets herself.

“I’m so afraid. I’m afraid of forgetting you again. It isn’t fair …I just can’t bear to give this up.”

 She has forgotten everything and Noah is trying to remind her by narrating their love story. Will Allie get back her memory? Will she recognize Noah? Read the book to get the answer.

Quotes I Love to Share:

“My daddy used to tell me that the first time you fall in love, it changes your life forever, and no matter how hard you try, the feelin’ never goes away. This girl you been tellin’ me about was your first love. And no matter what you do, she’ll stay with you forever.”


“If you’re happy, Allie, and you love him, I won’t try to stop you from going back to him. But if there’s a part of you that isn’t sure, then don’t do it. This isn’t the kind of thing you go into halfway.”


“Yet there was so much more to him. Perhaps it was the poetry that made him different, or perhaps it was the values his father had instilled in him, growing up. Either way, he seemed to savor life more fully than others appeared to, and that was what had first attracted her to him”

 “You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have. I love you, Allie, more than you can ever imagine. I always have, and I always will.”

“You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”

Alvina’s Verdict:

No love story can be true. No Noah can love in this way and wait. And even then, when Allie came back she cannot feel the same emotion… cannot find the same person a gorgeous addition.  Most of the time the charm gets lost and the person changes with the situation.

I don’t believe in any real-life love story. Love is a fleeting feeling for this generation and for the next generations to come. People promise today to break tomorrow. Yet I enjoy reading this story. Yet I fall in love with Noah, fall in love with Allie. It has a movie version that you can watch but for me, passions sketched in the pages of a book is more alive and vivid than anything else.

And of course, I enjoy the letters of Noah to Allie…they are potentially expressive of deep, fathomless and pure emotion. Noah regrets, he cannot write poetry. But who can write poetry more than him? No one. His letters prove that.

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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks



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