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The Notebook [Mass Market Paperback]

A book by Nicholas Sparks.

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One of the greatest stories I have ever Read!

  • Jun 30, 2010
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The Notebook is a book that showed me how beautiful "true love" really is. A man named Noah and his wife are reliving their wonderful life story everyday together because his wife can no longer remember. The story of their love takes place in the south back in the 40's. Noah met his wife and instantly loved her, however his wife's first notion was to marry another man who had more money and a better job. Noah would stop at nothing until he got his girl... After time and time and time again he tried to win her over, one day he just quit.

After a short time, she returned to him out of nowhere. He lived with his wife for the rest of his life loving her like it would be the  last moment on earth they would have together. Noah's wife developed ALzheimer's disease and ended up living in a home. She could not remember Noah or her family or anything about her life. Noah visits her every single day and reads to her from a diary that accounts for evey moment of their life together. At the end of the book, she starts to remember a little bit and realizes the story is about her and Noah and she gets so happy, but in another moment she forgets and totally loses it. Noah is heartbroken, but still he returns to be with her everyday and be her mystery man.

This book was also made into a movie. Honestly, I was very emotional reading the book, but when I saw the movie I was so overwhelmed. The depiction of how much love there was between them was amazing. This is a story of true love, the most true and pure love that anyone could imagine. It made me wonder if it is possible to have a love like that in real life.

I work in a home serving people diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Dementia, and this movie really hit home for me because I see the struggles and sadness these people face everyday. I now imagine the lives that they had before they got where they are now, and I feel so compassionate and empathetic toward each of my Residents. I think this book and Movie are a wonderful example of how wonderful the world can really be. Unfortunately Alzheimer's Disease is prevalent and is a very sad disease to have. Having the courage and love to devote yourself to that person who doesn;'t even know that you exist is a true testament to love.

I hope that if you have never read this book or watched the movie, that you do because I think this is a perfect example of human compassion and love for one another. The world can sure use a little more humility.

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review by . July 25, 2011
Enduring Love: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
When summer comes along there seems to be a need to read a romance novel.  I read The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks before and had seen the movie but I decided to re-read it.  It is a very quick read, and it leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.       The book begins with the narrator giving a brief introduction of himself.  He is an eighty year old man who lives in a nursing home.  He enters a room to read to a woman who is crying, then the love story begins.  &nb …
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
I'm not one to go for love stories but the THE NOTEBOOK is one of the best little novels I've read in quite some time. It's a book about patience, perseverance, depth of character, and love. The book is evocative and really tugs at the heartstrings, from the early unrequited love of Noah Calhoun, to love found, to his ultimate acts of devotion in his old age. Highly recommended.
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
this book was really great. such a powerful love story. i personally enjoyed it more than the movie, although the movie was great as well! :)
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I am a Med Asst at an Alzheimer's and Dementia home. I love reading for pleasure and also reading to the Residents where I work. I am not into sci-fi or fantasy books, I like real life dramas or … more
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"Somewhere," muses Noah Calhoun, while sitting on his porch in the moonight, "there were people making love."The Notebook, a Southern-fried story of love-lost-and-found-again, revolves around a single time-honored romantic dilemma: will beautiful Allison Nelson stay with Mr. Respectability (to whom she happens to be engaged), or will she choose Noah, the romantic rascal she left so many years ago?--This text refers to theHardcoveredition.
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ISBN-10: 0446605239
ISBN-13: 978-0446605236
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Warner Books
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