Summary of the notebook novel by nicholas sparks
Detailed Review Summary of The Notebook by Nicholas SparksThe Notebook is a romantic novel by American novelist Nicholas Sparks , The novel was later adapted into a popular film of the same name , in This was Nicholas Sparks' first published novel. He wrote it over a period of six months in Literary agent Theresa Park discovered Sparks by picking the book out of her agency's slush pile and reading it. Park offered to represent him. The Notebook was a hardcover best seller for more than a year. In interviews, Sparks said he was inspired to write the novel by the grandparents of his wife, who had been married for more than 60 years when he met them.
The story is told on two levels - one is the present day when Allie and Noah have grown old and live in a home; the other is the story Noah reads from the notebook in which he tells how he and Allie met, fell in love, lost each other, and then found each other again. Although this idea is sometimes overworked, in this particular work, it is the most prevalent theme of all. No matter how many setbacks Allie and Noah faced, their love always brought them together again. The second theme is: Follow your heart. Allie had spent fourteen years in fear of hurting her family and friends if she deviated from the standard way of living for her social class.
The story starts out with Noah and Allie as teenagers when they spend the summer together and fall inlove. Their love is forbidden by Allies parents and after the summer they do not see each other for 14 years. During this time, Noah sent Allie letters, one every day for a whole year, before he gave up. After Allie is engaged, and she sees Noahs's picture in a newspaper she goes to visit him. Once they spent time together they fall in love all over again and Allie breaks off the engagment with her husband and they spend the rest of their lives together. The stories comes to an end with Noah and Allie in a home. Allie has alzheimers and she doesn't remember Noah anymore.
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