The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

Author: Nicholas Sparks

  • Publication Date: 2000-01-05
  • Category: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 1,091 Ratings)


Rediscover the unforgettable, heart-wrenching romance set in post-World War II North Carolina, about a young socialite who can't forget the boy who once stole her heart--now one of PBS's Top 100 "Great American Reads."
Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book. It is a celebration of how passion can be ageless and timeless, a tale that moves us to laughter and tears and makes us believe in true love all over again...

At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle...


  • Favorite Nicholas Sparks Book!

    By Yvette Br.
    This book will always share a special place in my heart.
  • By Adventures with Brianne

    By brianne0741
    Nicholas Sparks has to be one of my all time favorite authors. I love how his books make you laugh, cry, and even get upset with the characters. The Notebook is a must read, even after watching the movie. I love the characters in this story and cannot even imagine having to make some of the decision they went through in the book. Also the heartache he must feel everyday. This is definitely a must read book!
  • I Loved it!

    By Boundless Book Reviews
    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....Stormi
  • Great book

    By Kia769
    I love this story !!
  • Sometimes sad is good

    By karengallardo
    Wow. I might have been overfilled with emotions due to reasons only girls can understand (at least once a month- I know, I know - TMI) but anyhow, this book was PERFECT. Got those tears flowing & my mind thinking. Only reason this book was so sad is because it was so real. In confusion we find answers. The truth reveals itself through what our minds decide to ponder about the most - whether it's a person or a goal.
  • I know this man

    By leahlane
    I live in the same small town as this writer and I will NEVER purchase any of his books because of his extremely rude behavior while in public. He treats others as "commoners" while he, royalty. His wife behaves the same. It's shameful. I'm sure not many people will read this but I felt the need to express my disgust with the way Mr. and Mrs. Sparks behave while in public in their hometown. How embarrassing.
  • Best book!!!!!!

    By Haiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    This is a great book so get it!
  • Best to be ever read

    By Samantha Vera
    True love
  • Amazing

    By Eva Ahmad
    I'm only 16 years old, and I was not really sure what love was until I read this piece of art. It was just so wonderful and I felt so many emotions, I definitely recommend this book.
  • ✨-love comes in all sizes, and notebooks

    By Jasminec6
    "This book was truly amazing!!!! I don't believe I could put it down for over three seconds... Love is expressed in so many different ways in this story and it came together very well!! AMAZING!! Your reader -- Kiara🌸