The Notebook

The Notebook

Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast begins 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 summ Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast begins the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently ret...

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Title:The Notebook
Author:Nicholas Sparks
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B000Q67J66
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:227 pages pages

The Notebook Reviews

  • Colleen
    Jun 18, 2007
    As an author, I learned that this romantic, simple style is not my cup of tea. Although I enjoy cheesy comedies (the work of Capra springs to mind), I don't yearn to write them myself. The original love story of this novel was a little too pat and plain-- it was too clear that thi...
  • Becky
    Jul 20, 2007
    This is the worst book I have EVER READ. And the fact that this guy is so popular continues to astound me. I would give it less than zero stars if I could. My sister tricked me into reading this book, and I wish I could gain that time back into my life so I could read a different book....
  • Nicole
    Dec 05, 2007
    I love the movie, but if you think that was sappy, do not pick up this book. I heard Nicholas Sparks had a knack for sap, but I almost drowned in it and felt no spark at all. The book was so frustratingly simple and obvious and laid out. The dialoque droned. I'll come back and add...
  • Stacey
    Aug 06, 2007
    I read this book on a train from Italy to somewhere else in Europe after graduating from college. I was unfortunate enough to be forced to buy it because there were no other English Language novels to choose from. I know this is a beloved book, by a beloved author, but if I could gi...
  • Books Ring Mah Bell
    Sep 11, 2007
    quite possibly the sweetest love story ever. I wept like a baby. ...
  • Carolyn
    Dec 13, 2007
    I read this book because my sister loved it. It made me sad. Not because it was a sad story, but because it was so poorly written. This Sparks character had a fantastic idea for a story, a truly painful and passionate story of love and devotion. But the book? It was like my 14 year...
  • Laura
    Mar 30, 2008
    Vanessa bought me this book after I watched Fracture and developed a serious crush on Ryan Gosling. Well, that led me to this movie and, unfortunately, this book. How does this man have a career as a writer?! Who is paying him to write stories with the most obvious choices in plot/dial...
  • Abby
    Apr 10, 2008
    So, I didn't love this book, even though every other girl on planet earth does. Here's the deal: it's an old guy at the end of his life, showing how undyingly committed and in love he is with his elderly wife, who is dying of Alzheimer's. Sweet, right? Except here i...
  • Annet
    May 29, 2008
    Sure, pleasant story, but just too sweet and a too limited challenge for me I'm afraid. Although I also have my moments that I just want to enjoy a romantic story without too much thought. We can't always be reading high top unreadable literature... ;-) It's the ideal mi...
  • Muphyn
    Aug 10, 2008
    Besides the awful writing style (just to mention unimaginative, spiritless and full of clichés), I found the story just a little too contrived and far too predictable. I couldn't get over the premise where Noah and Allie meet when they are teenagers, spend one summer together and...
  •  Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
    Apr 25, 2009
    4 Stars - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den Sweet and romantic, but I liked the movie much more. In fact, I LOVED the movie and watched it before reading this. In the movie, the characters of Noah and Allie had more intensity and passion. It is one of those rare mo...
  • Arlene
    Feb 22, 2009
    The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is a story about two teenagers from opposite sides of the track who meet one fateful summer and fall in love for a lifetime. This novel was engaging and steady paced. I was able to read it in one sitting as I was drawn into the lives of Noah and Allie. N...
  • Jane
    Apr 25, 2013
    Where I got the book: I have absolutely no idea what this was doing on the Shelf of Shame. I'm really hoping it was a freebie from some event, because seriously, I wouldn't have bought it would I? Another Bad Book Buddy Read with Crystal Starr Light. Bottom line: We...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Oct 12, 2010
    Have you ever come across something so undeniably cute that you feel like you may be crushed by the weight of squee that?s about to explode from you chest. Kind of like when you see this? That?s what reading The Notebook was like. The romantic tone of The Notebook was both ...
  • Crystal Starr Light
    Jul 21, 2010
    Well, that's one author I can cross off my "to-read" list. Noah and Allie fell in love one summer when he was 17 and she 15. She leaves, and fourteen years pass before Allie, now engaged, returns to Noah. Are they still in love? Will she marry her over-working fiance,...
  • Dana
    Oct 17, 2010
    Does such true love really exist? Nicholas Sparks, all I can tell is that your wife Cathy has been lucky to marry you!I cried like a baby.Yes, true love will return to you, maybe not in a very perfect condition, maybe with a fiancee, maybe not with a good heart, but surely it'll r...
  • Tylah Marie
    Jul 12, 2015
    ***** 4.5 STARS ***** I first read this book when I was about 15 so this was almost not memorable for me though I?ve watched the movie thousands of times. (Even in the middle of reading this book this time around just because I wanted to double up being all in my feels.) This b...
  • Anushka
    May 17, 2013
    Seriously, what the fuck was this? ...
  • Tahera
    Jan 05, 2019
    ?I am nothing special; of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts, and I?ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I?ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.? ...
  • jessica
    May 09, 2020
    well, i was promised tears and, unfortunately, my eyes are as dry as the sahara. i will say that i think the story itself has an unbelievable amount of potential - its the execution that leaves much to be desired. i just couldnt believe the connection between noah and allie and i t...
  • Anish Kohli
    Jun 03, 2019
    *looks at his own rating nervously* Are you guys gonna hate me? Bash me? No? Good! Bcz one needs to have the freedom to dislike or hate any book, no matter how well received it is in general. I picked this book bcz of a suggestion and well, as the rating tells you, it didn?t work ...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Apr 24, 2014
    EXCERPT: His best friend these days was Gus, a seventy year old black man who lived down the road. They had met a couple of weeks after Noah had bought the house, when Gus had shown up with some homemade liquor and Brunswick stew, and the two had spent their first evening together gett...
  • NAT.orious reads ☾
    Sep 09, 2016
    Either my Nicholas Sparks times are over or this book is just not to my liking in general. It's a touching story but it didn't quite catch me. Not at all, actually. Nicholas Sparks' books all blur together in my head to one big sappy and somewhat unlikely love story that...
  • Fuzaila
    May 28, 2016
    The Notebook is the sappiest, cheesiest, most?.er, romantic book I might?ve ever read. Nicholas Sparks weaves romantic lines from the simplest of words and they turn out cringey and good at the same time. So, why the four stars? This book was given to me by my uncle when I was ...
  • Frankie Lovely
    Nov 27, 2016
    1 star In a Word : boring Initial thoughts *Opens book* *Reads book* *Wonders if watching paint dry might actually be more exciting* *Closes book* *Yawns* The Story We?ve all seen the movie right? So it's that... but with all the emotion sucked out ...
  • Amber J
    Feb 17, 2020
    I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. If you feel anything in my review is a spoiler and is not already hidden in spoiler brackets please let me know. Thank you. Wow. This book had me in tears by the end. This is the first time I have ever read this boo...
  • Miranda Reads
    Dec 21, 2019
    The tears...oh the angsty teen tears. Check out my video 5 Books that *Actually* Made Me Cry for all the juicy details. Thanks for watching! YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads The tears...oh the angsty teen tears. Check out my video 5 Book...
  • Aishu Rehman
    Aug 10, 2018
    I loved this book!!! I would recommend it to anyone, and it's by far the best romance book I've ever read. It's one of my favorite books, in general, ever!!! I?m pretty sure some guys would like it, too. I just watched the movie, and that was really good too! And like ...
  • Saadia B. ||  CritiConscience
    Jul 25, 2019
    The first half of the book was good until Noah and Allie?s love started to suffocate me. They were ex boyfriend and girlfriend who drifted apart when Allie moved away. Allie was about to get married to another man but decided to meet Noah one last time which rekindled their love ...
  • demi. ♡
    Jul 23, 2019
    The Reading Rush - Read a book you meant to read last year - Read and watch a book to movie adaptation *3.5 / 5 stars Is The Notebook sappy? Yes. Cheesy? Yes. And romantic? Also yesss. I would say that I like this book and do I like it as much as I like the movie...