The Notebook critique

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The Notebook
By Nicholas Sparks

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life... but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough. -Noah Calhoun

When we were assinged to do a book critique, I knew right away I was going to do a Nicholas Sparks novel. I have read all of his books, cried many tears and felt many emotions as I pictured the people falling in love, people doing heroic events and people living their normal life. I wasn’t sure which one I wanted to do, but I had to go with the book that affected me the most, The Notebook. The Notebook was the first novel written by Sparks and personally it is my favorite. He is a
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Noah writes Allie every day for a year, and without knowing, Allie’s mother is secretly hiding the letters from Allie... so she slowly moves on, thinking Noah no longer felt the way she did for him. She meets someone new, and is about to be married when she sees Noah in the paper and decided to return to Sea brook to “See how Noah is doing” She goes to see him and they realize their love has never died. The story goes on to explain how Allie faces her challenge of being with the man she is in love with or the man she is supposed to marry. She picks Noah and together they build a home and family. Later on Allie is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and writes her and Noah’s story of true love in a notebook that she gives to Noah to read to her, she promises him that if he reads their story to her, she will come back to him. The first time I read this, I did what I think every female did. I related to the story, and I kept a box of tissues by my side though out the entire reading process. I love the way Noah is so in love with Allie and devotes his entire being to their love for one another. He knows that they are meant to be, despite all their differences. When I first started reading, from the very first few lines, I was intrigued, it only took me a day or two to actually read the book because I couldn’t set it down, I had to see what would…

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