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Hardcover The Notebook Book

ISBN: 0446520802

ISBN13: 9780446520805

The Notebook

(Book #1 in the The Notebook Series)

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Experience the unforgettable, heartbreaking love story set in post-World War II North Carolina about a young socialite and the boy who once stole her heart -- one of PBS's "Great American Reads".... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

11 ratings

This will be my daughter's first Nicholas Sparks book...

Amazing love story. The kind of love that you long for.

it was ok. ending was not good I was shocked.

the movie is way better but it was ok

Favorite story

When your done reading this one the sequel is "The Wedding".

Romantic and sweet.

This is one of those rare exceptions when the movie outshines the book. But I still enjoyed it.:)

Great book in excellent condition 💞

My fave of all NS works! And its sequel, the wedding 💖

Not what I ordered

I ordered a hardcover book, which I prefer, the description for the item specifically said hardcover. Upon receiving the item it was not a hardcover but a paperback, which I could have bought anywhere.

very sweet :)

If I am being honest, I expected more. Don’t get me wrong though I did very much enjoy this book and the end made me practically sob being a hopeless romantic, but I think this is one of the few instances where the movie is better than the book. I think that the movie expanded the plot and looked more into Allie and Noah’s love story and made it all the more enjoyable. But again I did enjoy the book! And the copy that I got was so pretty, loved that it was shiny!!

A good Nicholas Sparks book.

I enjoyed the book in the ever easy reading style. Aging Noah in the end of the book was not particularly believeable, but then Nicholas Sparks are those perfect love stories that do exist????


The absolute best love story I have ever read. It's actually 3 love stories involving Noah and Allie, as teenagers, as young adults, and as seniors. As a senior myself and having been married since I was nineteen for 48 years to the most wonderful woman in the world, I was able to relate to the characters especially Noah. My father-in-law had alzheimers and my mother currently has alzheimers so I could easily relate to Allie. It inspired me to write my "notebook" about my wife and I's life experiences for our older years and future generations.

Tne Notebook recalls what for most of us is a forgotten time

I have just finished reading The Notebook and the reviews posted on this site. Generally books do not greatly move me emotionally, but this one did. It is important to note that the characters and story are based on the lives of factual characters of that era. Having lived in that era, I know it is not as overly simplistic as some reviewers have stated. It really was a simpler time, even emotionally. I would say to the very negative reviewer: No undue focus was placed on the aging process; it is more likely that that is where your major focus was and, as a result, you resented the reality brought to those facts of aging. I found the book to be the best I have read in a very long time and to be true to the era about which it was written. It reminded me very much of my own parents' story. During World War II, it was not uncommon for people to be separated for years, particularly if the individuals lived in a country that was occupied during the war. It was not uncommon for the man of the house to go to another country for years just to support his family. We just don't know today all the elements that KEPT other aspects of that era a simpler time, particularly emotionally.

Be Careful WHERE You Read this Book

I borrowed this book since "Message in a Bottle" was unavailable at the library. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. I brought it to work which was a major faux pas. The story touched my heart and spoke to me in a very strong way. The expressions of love, the devotion, and respect that the characters had for one another reminded me so very much of my relationship with my fiance. A few passages brought tears to my eyes, much to the consternation of my fellow workers and clients.I so loved the simple, yet deep love story that Nicholas Sparks brought to life that I went out and purchased a copy for my fiance. I will give it to him on our wedding day and hope that our love like that of Noah and Allie will stand the test of time.Incidentally I loaned a copy of this book to my younger sister and warned her to find a private place to read "The Notebook". She didn't listen to my advice and read it on the subway - much to the consternation of the other commuters. She in turn loaned it to her sister-in-law with the same warning...

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