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Stormi's Review: The Notebook (The Notebook #1) by Nicholas Sparks

Reviewer Purchase Publisher: Bantam Released: July 5th 2004 Genre: Romance Length: 214 pages Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover Add to Goodreads Buy Links

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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.

Five Boundless Stars

Lets start off by saying I love this movie. I have seen it so many times to even keep count, but I have never read the book. I always find that reading the book first ruins the movie because then you know exactly whats going to happen. I knew from the very first page that the book was only going to make me love this story even more. The book gives so much more detail and emotion than the movie ever did, alone for the story of Allie and Noah. I love it more now than I ever have. This book is a classic love story. It has passion, love, loss, and pain. It is written so well and I'm so glad I finally decided to read it. While the book was a bit different from the movie, it was still the best love story of all time in my mind.

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