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The Notebook
The Notebook
Author: Nicholas Sparks
ISBN-13: 9780446676090
ISBN-10: 0446676098
Publication Date: 12/1/1999
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 1056 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 11
I know, I know. Almost everyone has already read this little book, but I needed a quick read and, although I knew the plot b/c of the film, I was still struck by the heart-wrenching narrative, especially toward the end. As usual with a Sparks book, I even shed a few tears. Took me about 4 hours to read, maybe less.
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Helpful Score: 9
In 1932, two North Carolina teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love. Spending one idyllic summer together in the small town of New Bern, Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson do not meet again for 14 years. Noah has returned from WWII to restore the house of his dreams, having inherited a large sum of money. Allie, programmed by family and the "caste system of the South" to marry an ambitious, prosperous man, has become engaged to powerful attorney Lon Hammond. When she reads a newspaper story about Noah's restoration project, she shows up on his porch step, re-entering his life for two days. Will Allie leave Lon for Noah? The book's slim dimensions and cliche-ridden prose will make comparisons to The Bridges of Madison County inevitable. What renders Sparks's (Wokini: A Lakota Journey of Happiness and Self-Understanding) sentimental story somewhat distinctive are two chapters, which take place in a nursing home in the '90s, that frame the central story. The first sets the stage for the reading of the eponymous notebook, while the later one takes the characters into the land beyond happily ever after, a future rarely examined in books of this nature. Early on, Noah claims that theirs may be either a tragedy or a love story, depending on the perspective. Ultimately, the judgment is up to readers?be they cynics or romantics. For the latter, this will be a weeper.
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Helpful Score: 8
Made me CRY! I read this book in one sitting, then called my best friend and made her go get it immediately! She finished it that night and called me to yell at me the next morning because her eyes were still puffy!
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Helpful Score: 8
This is an older book, but if you read one great book this year-let this be the one. Good things come in small packages. A short novel of excellent quality. This was made into a movie-but as always, the book is better. A celebration of passion. An enduring love. This one will make you cry. A book you will not forget.....ever. This is one of those books that you must read before you die. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a standard romance, because it is not. A must read for everyone, regardless of what type of book you enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 5
I'm not usually a fan of books that jump around in time, but this one is an exception. The leaps from present-day into memory take the reader on an incredible journey into life and love.
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Helpful Score: 4
I absolutely loved this book! I was turned on to Nicholas Sparks books when I read Message in a Bottle, I now own every book by this author. His writing hits you right where you can feel it the most.
Grab your tissues as you take the journey of Allie and Noah, and the destiny of love.
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Helpful Score: 3
OMG This has to be the most wonderful love story EVER to be written! I cried, I laughed, I was jealous, I was angry! It Is about unconditional love in all it's glory. I feel like this is the dream when you think about how you want to be loved! If you haven't read it, READ IT!!!
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Helpful Score: 3
Nicholas Sparks really touches the heart. I liked this book about a loving, lasting relationship from the perspective of an elderly man whose wife suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was my first Nicholas Sparks book, so I didn't know to expect the schmaltz, sentimentality, and plain improbability and predictability of the plot that apparently are hallmarks of his writing. This was nothing more than a Harlequin romance souped up with a fancy cover. I was mad that I finished it because it was so darn cheesy and hokey. I didn't care a whit for the characters and knew from the beginning they'd be together at the end.

All the women I know "looooooove Nicholas Sparks!" but I fail to see the allure. If all his books are as lame as this one, I do not want to read any more. Barf.
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I must be the only person on the planet who didn't care for this book. A big portion of the story was set in 1946 & a lot of what I read just didn't seem consistant for that era which I guess distracted me from the characters. I also don't much care for a storyline that jumps around in time. No tears here but I was touched by the ending.
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Helpful Score: 2
Heartwarming love story that will stay with you long after you have read the book. I consider this the best of Nicholas Spark's novels I have read.
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Simply wonderful. This book is a step above the movie. I loved it.
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I loved this book and I loved the movie just as much. I can't say enough about Nicholas Sparks. He is one of my favorite. This book will make you cry, but you will be so glad you read it and it will stay with you long after you are done reading it.
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I read this book on a flight back home from visiting my grandparents. I read the entire book on the flight. It was such an amazing story. It brought tears to my eyes. The book was so well written. Without saying too much, if you've ever had to deal with long-term illness, this book really hits it on the nail.
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"Somewhere," muses Noah Calhoun, while sitting on his porch in the moonight, "there were people making love." Anyway, head elsewhere for Great Literature, but if you're in the market to get your heartstrings plucked, look no further. 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 hook up with Noah, the romantic rascal she left so many years ago? We're not telling, but you have two guesses and the first one doesn't count. Decades later, after Allison develops Alzheimer's, her beau uses "the notebook" to read her the story of the great love she's plumb forgot.
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Came upon the movie while flipping channels...immediately caught my attention. The book is the best romantic story ever written from a man's perspective. Since I knew what was coming from having seen the movie, I cried most of the way through the book. I'm eager to read Sparks' other books.
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Helpful Score: 1
A truly awesome book! A real page turner, and one that makes you realize that true love does indeed exist!
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Helpful Score: 1
I absolutly LOVED The Notebook. After having watched the movie, I had to read the book, and I'm glad that I did. It was even better than the film, and that is like, WOW! I finished this book within 1 sitting, and had to have a box of tissues at my disposal, because it sure is a tear jerker. I loved it, and it's staying on my keeper shelf.
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Helpful Score: 1
I admit to this being one of the best novels I have read in a long time. (In my opinion the movie does not do it justice.) Of course the plot is emotionally moving; yet, thee auther's writing is fantastic. for isntance; two lines: 1)"The romantics would call it a love story, the cynics would call it a tragedy. In my mind it's a little of both, and no matter how you choose to to view it in the end, it does not change the fact that it involves a great deal of my life and the path i've chosen to follow. I have no complaints .....", (3) 2) I walk on tiled floors, white in color and speckled wiht gray. Like my hair and the hair of most people here, though I'm the only only one in the hallway this morning ..... " (3)
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I read this book in one sitting in only four hours. The story and characters are very engaging. It is the only book I have read that I was actually sobbing! It is better than the movie, a definite MUST read for romance fans. I've read a lot of romance novels and this is like no other.
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I was a little disappointed with this book. I felt it didn't give enough information on the characters.
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This is my first book of Nicholas Sparks I've read and I loved it! It's a love story based on his wife's grandparents' love they shared for each other and also about Alzheimer's disease and its effects. Hard to put down...read it in only a few days.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this book in one night. It is awesome. I would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a good cry.
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This is ths best book that I have read. It is a must read and then watch the movie.
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I saw the movie, which I liked a lot, then I read the book and I couldn't believe how much more there is to the story that wasn't included in the movie. This was the first book that ever made me cry! Just a wonderfully beautiful, romantic, and poignant story. Each of us should be so lucky to experience love like this in our lifetimes.
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At 31 Noah Chalhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after WWII is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, 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 enuring and deep it can turn tragey into triumph, and may even have the power to creat a miracle.
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Helpful Score: 1
In the part of Florida where I lived it's common for there to be a summer rainstorm with very few clouds in the sky and the sunshine still streaming down. Reading the end of this book reminded me of that because though there were tears in my eyes the feelings were mostly happiness and the appreciation of the beauty discovered and shared rather than of the sorrow that served to accentuate that beauty.

This is an idealized story of love discovered and shared. It's the quintessential romance novel and is worthy of all the acclaim that its garnered. While many would cite this as the epitome of "chick-lit", it's written by a man and told almost exclusively from a man's point of view.

This is a wonderful read and I'd recommend it to everyone. After reading the book I decided that it was time to dig up my copy of the DVD and re-watch the movie version which does respectable job of telling this story. Only now can I fully appreciate the irony of the packaging. Enclosed with the DVD is not the usual flyer for other movies by the same company, but a $1 off coupon for Kleenex tissues.
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Helpful Score: 1
I think this is one of the best books I have ever read. Once I read this book, I turned into a huge Nicholas Sparks fan, he is one of my favorite authors. This book was a page turner and I ended up not being able to put it down. You will fall in love with the characters and the story line. I also recommend seeing the movie once you have finished the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved the movie so I decided to read the book. As much as I wish I could say that I loved it as well, it just isn't the case. I found the book at times painful to read, not because of the story line, but because of how it drug on. I was really disappointed in this book.
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The haunting love story of Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson that will reduce you to tears. The tale of a love that endures tragedy and turns it to triumph.
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Touching story, too bad it was short. Had me in tears.
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One of Nicholas Sparks best.............life long story of a couple who fell in love....but they were kept apart by parents....on the eve of her wedding she is drawn back to her first love...The story is told by the elderly husband......you will love it......
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This was the very first romatic novel that I loved. I have read this book many times. I was thrilled when the movie came out but its just not the same. (It never is, is it?) I love this story and how there is such a struggle for the characters. This is the best Nicholas Sparks book I have ever read.
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Lovely book. So much better than the movie.
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wonderful book - lots of love involved between the pages - Nicholas Sparks knows how to touch hearts. Make sure you have lots of tissues handy when reading this beautiful heartfelt story.
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A fine idea that just turned into so much space-filling treacle. It seems the author had a quota of pages to fill for the publisher. I detected little effort on the author's part to tie the two phases of the book together emotionally or stylistically. There were some interesting notions about the specifics of Alzheimer's, but then of course we had to have a "miracle" in the husband's ability to beat the doctors at their game. Sheesh. This is a book that should have gone right to screenplay. I have a feeling the movie is an effective tearjerker.
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The beauty of this touching love story ,from the mans prospective,will captivate the heart of every reader. Sparks is a gifted writer.This book is more that a story, it is an experience to remember.
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Better than the movie, in my opinion...
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I loved this book it was better then the movie
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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...
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i hated the ending to this movie but found the book for $1 at the swap meet. and loved it! beautifully written, and the story goes into more detail about the characters. they dont just die suddenly together- which is so not real, and what i hated about the movie. if you like love stories, this is the best. its full of humor, love, romance, and sadness. such a great story.
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Loved it!
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Have the tissues handy! The book was way better than the movie.
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This was a wonderful book I couldn't put it down. I finished in less then a day. Wonderful love story!
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JUST LIKE ALL OF NICHOLAS SPARKS BOOKS, I LOVED THIS ONE TOO.
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I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!! I was totally in tears at the end. Recommended, even if you have seen the movie.
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A good book. I personally liked the movie better, but the book did bring tears to my eyes too. Overall, it's an enjoyable romance, whether you're familiar with the story or not.
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Great book. It is hard to put down; it's a very touching book.
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I love Nicholas Sparks. Always a good story.
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Beautifully written. A duplicate of the movie. Love it!
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I smiled, reminisced and cried through this book. The first time I ever read it I bought five copies and sent to my nearest friends so that they too could enjoy the read. WONDEFUL!!!
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Such a moving and excellent book. I picked it up after watching the movie and of course LOVE the book way more. there were a couple of chapters there that I had to read through tears it was so moving. If you liked the movie you'll enjoy the book.
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So romantic! One of the greatest love stories you will ever read. Wonderful!
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just loved this book!!!
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Typical Nicholas Sparks writing. Just so-so story.
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Great book,powerful message, great for those days when you want to belive on love again.
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I loved this book! Great love story! I couldn't put it down (except to blow my nose!lol)
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Tear jerker! This book is definitely for the romantics out there!
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The first book by Nicholas Sparks I ever read....and still my FAVORITE! Such an incredible love story. I think I read it in an afternoon...I couldn't put it down! You have to finish it up with "The Wedding" which is the sequal. Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors.
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A great love story. Get the tissues ready because it is a tear jerker. Loved this book!
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favorite book and movie
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I am not ashamed at all to say I enjoyed Nicholas Sparks' wonderful book, "The Notebook", and its equally-impressive movie version. The tale is simple and classic, about young love, loss, reignition, and tragedy, and all readers are able to connect. Men who wish not to read this novel are punishing themselves - told from the man's point of view, this book is highly relatable to males of all mature ages. I do recommend this book, especially if you're looking for a quick read that isn't mindless. Also, keep the tissues handy, especially if you're easily saddened - this book will force tears out of you even if you don't want them to come!
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The movie was better than the book. I did watch the movie before I read the book so maybe that made a difference.
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I am not a Nicholas Sparks fan. I just saw the movie about a year ago on TV and fell IN LOVE with this story. It hit so close to home for me because my grandfather died in 2009 from alzheimers. And the love story and time period in which the main story takes place. Well I went and rented the DVD and watched it with the comentary. This story was based on a real couple! I had to read the book! So I got it and read it in a day and a half. Well this was the only time I can ever remember liking the movie more than a book. And reminded me why I am not a fan of this author. Don't waste your time, see the movie. The only reason why I gave it a 3 is bc of the movie.
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One of the most beautiful love stories I ever read. Would recommend for to anyone who loves a good romance. This is one of those books you could read time and time again.
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The Notebook restored my faith in love that lasts a lifetime.
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Another great book by Nicholas Sparks. I couldn't put it down...we should all be loved as much as the woman in this book.
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way to sappy for me
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I loved it! Cried like a baby!
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I could hardly read this book from all the tears in my eyes. Can a love like this truley exist???
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Great book.
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Both joyful and sad. A real emotional roller coaster.
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I love everything by Nicholas Sparks. He writes beautifully. This is a wonderful story about life and love. Fabulous!!
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Nice read. Enjoy!
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Easy read, not the best written, but I still got sappy and cried like a baby.
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Wonderful book; as always from Nicholas Sparks!
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I LOVED THIS BOOK!! SOO ROMANTIC!! I HAVE THE MOVIE EDITION COVER!! BUT THe ISBN MATCHES THE COVER POSTED!!
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A sweet romance
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The story of an older couple how they metand the bumps along the way. Made into amovie. A good read!!
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This is such a romantic pageturner.
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I cried and cried. Great story, however, "The Wedding" was a total let-down (the sequel).
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A sweet love story.
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Bring the Kleenex, the ending was really strong
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At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after WWII, 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....

You better read with a box if tissues....great read!!
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Wonderful book, this is one of my favorite authors. Very fast read, but memorable characters.
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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...
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Great reading.....
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A wonderfully romantic story. You will laugh and cry throughout this story and you will definitely grow to love the characters. It makes you belevie in true love afterall!!
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I LOVED this book and I am normally a thriller reader. I made everyone I knew read it. You will not be able to put it down!
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Wonderful!
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it made me cry
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Not a fan of this book - although I'm about the only one who has thought that!
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Good read.
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At first I wasn't sure that I would like this book, I don't usually enjoy historical fiction, but was pleasently surprised. This book was a beautiful love story! I look forward to reading The Wedding next.
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It's Nicholas Sparks! Need I say more???? Great book!!
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A beautiful love story as only Nicholas Sparks can tell.
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love story, you will love it. It didn't sell millions without a reason.
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great book...very moving
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great love story...a real tear jerker
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great book
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a truly touching book... true love conquers all.. i enjoyed this story and author.
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WONDERFUL love story.... tender and timeless... i laughed and I cried... a truly memorable read
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If you enjoyed the movie, you will love the book. A great, emotional read.
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loved the movie and loved the book more!
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This book is so touching. I just loved it. It will make you cry (but in a good way), yet is a fast read...perfect for upcoming summer vacations!
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So much better than the movie!
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A classic love story told in Nicholas Spark's fashion. You will laugh, cry and feel the love from this book!!
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Well I think most of you know this story line. I am just a little behind the times. Its very sweet and sad. I liked it even though I am not the most sappy person out there.
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What an amazing love story.
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Liked the book; loved the movie. Not too many I can say that about.
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In 1932, two North Carolina teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love. Spending one idyllic summer together in the small town of New Bern, Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson do not meet again for 14 years. Noah has returned from WWII to restore the house of his dreams, having inherited a large sum of money. Allie, programmed by family and the "caste system of the South" to marry an ambitious, prosperous man, has become engaged to powerful attorney Lon Hammond. When she reads a newspaper story about Noah's restoration project, she shows up on his porch step, re-entering his life for two days. Will Allie leave Lon for Noah? The book's slim dimensions and cliche-ridden prose will make comparisons to The Bridges of Madison County inevitable. What renders Sparks's (Wokini: A Lakota Journey of Happiness and Self-Understanding) sentimental story somewhat distinctive are two chapters, which take place in a nursing home in the '90s, that frame the central story. The first sets the stage for the reading of the eponymous notebook, while the later one takes the characters into the land beyond happily ever after, a future rarely examined in books of this nature. Early on, Noah claims that theirs may be either a tragedy or a love story, depending on the perspective. Ultimately, the judgment is up to readers?be they cynics or romantics. For the latter, this will be a weeper. Major ad/promo; first serial to Good Housekeeping; movie rights to New Line Cinema; Warner Audio; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selections.
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Better than the movie!
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A very touching love story. You won't forget this story. It is a classic, which will never grow old.
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A wonderful story.
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The book was great, and the movie was good too! Both products made me cry.
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Loved it!! I have read this book three times!!
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This is a truly inspiring love story and its written by a man! I read the book and had to see the movie...of course the book is always better but both will bring tears to your eyes. A truly wonderful experience!!
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It was okay.
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This is a beautifully told love story and the strong connection real love brings between two people. Nicholas Sparks' attention to detail and heartbreaking description of loving someone with Alzheimer's has altered my view of family members who do and who have suffered from the disease.
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great book
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I would read again!
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I seen the movie before reading the book and still I have to say the book is so much better I finished it in two evenings it was great. Loved this book!!!!
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I had to keep a box of kleenex handy to read this book. But, it was worth it. It is a story that touches your heart.
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Such a precious love story. I really enjoyed reading this.
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both book and movie are good
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Have a box of kleenex handy when reading this book. What a love story!
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great love story,from young to old, health to sickness, and shows us what is important in life.
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This book was excellent! It was so romantic and such a page turner! The movie was just as good (which usually isn't the case!)
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This was a very fast read book. It is an awesome love story. If you have fallen in love, this book is for you.
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I LOVE THIS BOOK!! ROMANTIC, FUNNY, COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN! A MUST READ! IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES BY NICHOLAS SPARKS! LOVE IT!
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This book was so hard for me to finish. I would have to say this is one time I loved the movie more.
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This was Sparks' first novel. I really loved it. It was a new and different way of romance, not the common ones that we usually see in the supermarkets. It was about finding your true love and being committed throughout everything. His other novels however, are the same now, but I still give his first novel kudos.
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Keeps you reading, tugs at your heart and reminds you that sometimes we have to listen to our heart and not our head!
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What can I say this is an amazing story of love that defies all odds and stands the test of time. Most people will go their whole life without ever knowing that kind of love. I think I experienced every emotion there is while reading this book. In the end this was one of the most unforgetable love stories I have ever read. Must read!!!
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this book is so wonderful!!! much better than the movie even though i love the movie as well!!!!!! i would recommend it to everyone!!!!! its so touching!!!
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This book has some slight water damage but is still in good condition.
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Most of the time the book is better than the movie. I often wonder if the order in which you indulge sways your judgement one way or the other. The movie the notebook, is an amazing movie, one of the best love stories, in my opinion ever told. I expected the book to be better. The beginning, the courtship and early on in their relationship is cut somewhat short in this book. However, the book is still a masterpiece in it's own way. It is still great, just in some different way. It is definitely worth the read.
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This is a beautiful love story. This is one that I will read again many times.
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This is probably the only book I have ever read that I thought the movie was better... Don't get me wrong the book is good... the entire story goes in a different time line than the movie. So if you haven't seen the movie yet... don't until you read the book. It seemed that the emotion was stronger in the movie than in the book with more detail of the character's backgrounds etc. The book doesn't really show you the love that they shared before he repaired the old house, it actually starts after that point.
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The perfect love story.
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I loved this book and am anxious to see the movie now! This story has made me a Nicholas Sparks fan for sure!
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This story definitely was a tear jerker. Such a lovely story of young love that is meant to surpass unlimited lifetimes.

You also appreciate the love letters they write to each other. Before emails and techology, hand written letters are still the ultimate gesture of true love.
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I expected this book to be better than it was, especially after all the great reviews it listed on the inside. I was very disappointed. The book needed to have more written of when Noah and Allie were young, while still keeping everything that was already included in the book.
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A touching book about a lifetime of love. Even when facing death, the sacred bonds of marriage only get stronger. Quick and easy read, which will leave you feeling hopeful and peaceful as you face the last of your golden years with your spouse.
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Good stories come in small books!
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A very sweet love story
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If you are looking for a book that will make you weepy this is the book for you.
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His first book, and one of his best. Couldn't put it down.
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wonderful book.
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could not put this book down ! It's wonderful !
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The best love story I ever read! Better than the Movie.
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Another great book by Nicholas Sparks - I'm so surprised each time I read one of his books that it's a man that is writing them! :) No offense to him - just surprising - in a great way. This again was a great book and was close to the movie - I felt the book was again slightly better.
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I loved this book. The book is so much better then the movie.
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I made the mistake of watching this movie before I read the book. Normally I'm not disappointed by a book because of a movie, but this one I am. If you have seen the movie, the book will loose you alittle. It was still a good book, but if you've seen the movie, then you have to have an open mind and forget the movie.
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THE NOTEBOOK is the romance novel of this generation!

Ali and Noah are two very different people, or characters, depending on how you think about it. Ali is from a wealthy family that thinks very highly of themselves, and Noah was raised by his father and has had to work for every penny he has. Which is not much. The characters come alive and it is almost like you personally know both of them. It's amazing! Ali takes a vacation to New Bern where Noah lives. As the summer progresses, their relationship grows stronger and stronger and they fall in love. They fight all the time, but for some crazy reason they are madly in love.

Then the summer ends.

Noah and Ali are devastated that she has to leave. Her parents won't let her stay because they think that she is too good for him. It's absolutely devastating. He writes her letters, which she never receives because her mother intercepts and keeps them. She thinks that Noah has forgotten her.

Then World War II begins.

Noah is deployed for a couple of years and comes home when the war is over. During this time, Ali gets engaged to Lon, a lawyer who her parents approve of because he is socially acceptable. Noah buys an old plantation and fixes it up, and he and the house wind up in the newspaper. So Ali decides that she needs to go see Noah before she gets married, even though she hasn't seen him in fourteen years. At their reunion, they realize that they never fell out of love.

Read the book to find out who Ali chooses, Noah or Lon!
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This is a beautiful touching love story.
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A wonderful love story, in the truest form, a love that endures time and adversity. Uplifting and heartbreaking.
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Exellent book of 50 years as a couple.
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I thought this was an excellent book. I read it before the movie came out and it was just as emotional. The book is a real tear jerker and a great read.
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Loved it! I can't wait to read the next one in line, The wedding
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I loved this book! Even better than the movie!
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Wow, what a great book! The Notebook really tore at my heart strings! Now I can't wait to see the movie.
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A sweet story!
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This is a really good love story about a guy named Noah and a girl name Allie. They both come from very different backgrounds one from a wealthy family and the other from a poor family.

They meet and fall in love but there is some opposition from Allie's family, and their love is tested when Allie's family moves away.

I won't give the ending away but the book was very good, and the movie was pretty good too.
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Even better than the film..., and the film was amazing.
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Like all his books, good but sappy. I find I can read his books once, but not twice.
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Loved this book!!! Get out the kleenex!
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Inviting story that will warm your heart.
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One of my favorites.
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I watched the movie first so the book was not what I expected but it was still a romantic read.
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Love story...
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Absolutely Awesome! This was the first Nicholas Sparks book I read and I knew instantly he was someone I would follow for a long time. Heart warming, easy reading, beautiful story. I loved it!
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It is such a great read I loveed this book and am not a huge fan of romance. it is so beautifully written.
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I watched the movie before I read the book. I wish I had read the book 1st. I think I would have enjoyed it more. This is a really well written. If you have not seen the movie then I recommend you read this book.
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It is a touching love story of love that endures despite the trials that life throws at us. I liked it better than the movie.
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An extremely romantic, loving book. A must read!
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This is a wonderful book. I started it last night and didn't put it down until I was done. It's a very easy read and a definite recommended read whether you've seen the movie or not. The book and movie are similar. As much as I loved the movie, it's one of my favorites, I think the book is even better. Keep a box of tissues nearby.
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This book was SO MUCH BETTER than the movie!!! Excellent !!!
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**** This was an exciting book about love and relationships.
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I loved this book through laughs and tears. It's very touching story about how love can endure through hardship.
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I always thought that this was a romance between young people and so it sat on my shelf until I was in the right mood for that kind of book. It sat there for quite some time until, recently, I felt the need for a change in genre and decided to pick it up. I couldn't put it down--it mesmerized me. The story is a romance between young people, but it's so much more than that. It's a true love story--not just a story about true love, but a story that defines love, clarifies it and shows the enduring power of it. This book is about love, faith, trust, hope and miracles. I loved it.

I don't know that there is anyone out there who hasn't already read this book, but, just in case, I'm going to try and avoid any spoilers. This story touched me so deeply that I'm more inclined to write about my emotions than the substance of the book itself. In some places, I felt my heart warm and happiness bloom inside me. In others, I cried so hard I had to stop reading because I couldn't read the words anymore. I didn't expect to feel this way over a story--not many stories have touched me this deeply--but I can't say enough about how much I loved it.

The Notebook was, in short, amazing. It made me feel and believe and wish and hope and dream. I realize now that I have this love in my life and I can only hope it continues to grow and sustain. Love won't be denied and it can create miracles.

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ITS EXACTLY LIKE THE MOVIE!!!
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This love story is so touching, it'll leave you tearing up quite a lot! I've seen the movie version, it's good ... quite good, but really ... the book is even better. I'm a sucker for a good love story!
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This book is by far the best romantic love story out there. If you have seen the movie and you like it, I suggest you please please read the book. The book is 120% better with lots more included then the movie
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A quick, easy read, romantic and fun.
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Excellent book! I read this book long before the movie came out and told everyone I knew what a wonderful story it is. Will make you laugh and cry.
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believe this was the first book Nicholas Sparks wrote. By far the best of his books. It is a very tender love story about a love that lasts through many years. I wept at the end. Lovely story.
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I enjoyed the book because it is a touching love story/ I also have the DVD/ I give it 3 stars
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great book, great movie!
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This is one of my favorite books. I have read all of Nicholas Sparks' books. I hope someone else will enjoy this book as much as I did.
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Alove story set in coastal North Caraolina after WWII. A socialite is abgout to marry a wealthy lawyer but cannot stop thinking aobgut the boy who stole her heart long ago.
A New York Times Bestseller for over one year.
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This book shows the commitment of two people to love each other through thick or thin.
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This is the best romance that I've read for a long time. Beautifully written, powerful story that will bring tears to your eyes and hope to your heart.
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This is a must read!! Get out your tissues!
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A wonderful love story.
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keep the tissues handy!
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This was the first book I had read from Nicholas Sparks. I had read it even before the movie came out and this book brought me to tears. It was one of the greatest love stories I've ever read.
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Loved it, loved it, loved it. This is one of my favorites. I have the movie too! Anything by Nicholas Sparks is a must read.
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One of the best authors in my time.

The lyrical beauty of this touching love story will captivate the heart of every reader
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great book!
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A wonderful book! I was crying towards the end. It is an unbelievable story of true love.
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A great love story!
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I HAVE to go see the movie.. the book had me crying. Dont miss this one!
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This is a very good book! I couldn't put this one down.
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A wonderful love story; much better than the movie.
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This was the book that started me reading all of Nicholas Sparks' novels. It is truly heartwarming. Written with the ease that only Sparks can write with. Highly recommended!
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A great book.
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What a great book.
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This is the absolutely the best book Nicholas Sparks has written. Rarely do writers tell a story of a lifelong love, as this does. It is beautifully written.
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GREAT LOVE STORY, A MUST READ!!!!!
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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story--it becomes an experience to remember forever. (back cover)
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Great read!!
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Good tear-jerker. I thought it was better than the movie.
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I finished reading this in public and embarrassed myself beyond any moment in my life by my uncontrollable sobbing. If you can, don't watch the movie before reading the book.
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I believe that this was one of the most romantic..and realistic stories I've ever read. The descriptions of the characters and places were well done. The author kept my attention as well as relaxed me.
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I rather wish I'd read the book before seeing the movie, but I enjoyed both immensely.
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GREAT LOVE STORY!
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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 thingking 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 powerr to create a miracle....
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Good book, easy read. Haven't seen the movie yet, but i'm curious to see it now. A very passionate book.
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A very believeable, touching account of two loving people!
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I saw the movie first and altho there are some differences between the two, I really enjoyed this book (paperback). At just 239 pages, it was a quick read. For probably the last 50 pages, I was either crying, smiling or both. I AM a romantic so this one really pulled at the heart-strings...even AFTER seeing the movie first.
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I am a hopeless romantic and I have enjoyed every book by Nicholas Sparks that I have read. I love feeling every emotion that the character feels. I was warned that I would cry during this book and indeed I did. If you enjoy reading about true love, you will enjoy this book.
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This story is so sweet and is how love should be! To death do us part! Sometimes a little bit sappy, but overall so wonderful!
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The movie is not as good as the book, however both made me cry
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A must read.
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excellent
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Such a lovely story!
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his books are always great
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this copy has a different cover than pictured.
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One of the best that I have read in a long time. So wonderfully written, I might just read it again before someone requests it!
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Great love story.
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The book that was made into a movie, absolutely loved every second of it. Couldn't put it down. A time tested love that prevails!
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Anyone who thinks this movie was great, must read the book to really understand what they were really seeing. Great Great Great
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Great book.
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At 31, 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 29, 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 love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle...
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this book is much better than the movie, your not human if you don't cry
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If you thought the movie was good, you will LOOOOOOVE the book. I stayed up all night reading this.
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I didn't think this book was as good as everyone told me it was. I had a hard time getting into it. I did like the story in the end though.
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This book is one full of innocent romance ... it's hard to put down!
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I am a Nicholas Sparks fan, and this is a classic
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Just crying just thinking about it!!! Really great read!!! Another Nicholas Sparks spectacular... movie made from this book. If you love Nicholas Sparks, you will LOVE this story!!!
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I usually don't like romances but this one is one of those exceptions for me. Written with lyrical beauty, the story of two lovers who lose each other, then find each other again, is so sweet, it touched my heart. Since they're not always shown jumping in and out of bed, the love they have for each other really shines through. The ending is bittersweet - I almost cried - but is the perfect ending for this book and for these 2 characters. Definitely recommend! Plus it's a short read!
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I loved the story, This is one of my favorite books of Nicholas Sparks, next to Message in the Bottle. The author never fails to stir up the emotions in you.
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This book is a 5, beautiful story.
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way better than the movie
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I love Nicholas Sparks and I loved this book. It is such a romantic story.
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Very enjoyable, quick read. I liked the book but enjoyed the movie more.
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This was a great story. I read this in less than 24 hrs!!
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Great book, nice easy read. Recommend highly!!
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I read this in a day and a half - wonderful compelling love story!
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Great love story.
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I enjoyed the story.
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The perfect love story!
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If you like a "feel good" feeling...this is for you. Sad, at times, but overall a celebration of life.
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Is an achingly tender story about the enduring power of love,a story of miracles that will stay with you.
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Good read. As all his books are.
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This is a great book. I loved the story.
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Excellent Book. I throughly enjoyed this story. I loved this story.
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This is a beautiful story about the love of a boy & girl and how it remains even though they don't see each other for years. This is the first Nicholas Sparks I've read and I'll return to him when I'm in the mood for a warm fuzzy book. It was a little bittersweet because it did discuss the effects of Alzheimers Disease on families, but I really enjoyed it.
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Get out the tissues!!
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This book left me wanting to know more about the couple. I felt like it stopped way too soon and didn't really fill in all the information that I wanted.
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A very touching book. Another great book by Nicholas Sparks.
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what a wonderful book, every one should read it
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Tearjerker.
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This is a wonderful book about love. I would recommend it to everyone.
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Very good book! Second favorite by Sparks!
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WONDERFUL STORY.
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This is the story that made me fall in love with Nicholas Sparks. The amazing love these two people share in this story is just breath taking. While it is a story of love it is also a story of heartbreak, but it will touch your heart like no other in the end.

I recommend this book for the hopeless romantic of any age !
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This book was a wonderful love story, that painted a picture I am sure everyone dreams of having. I loved the characters and how intense their love and passion was for each other. It was refreshing to see how small things matter so much and hold so much meaning. I was sad and happy while reading the story, and once I finished reading it, I felt good all over.
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excellent book- much better than the movie
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great book , enjoyed it!!
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This was a great book. It was so much better than the movie. There were many happy tears as I read about the power of their love for each other. I just hope that I will feel that when I am old and gray.
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I love the story of this book, but was a little disappointed in the writing. Usually I love Nicholas Sparks stories, but the writing in this one just wasn't up to par and was very sappy and odd. Seemed like it was written very quickly or something.

very quick read. I finished it in one afternoon
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Loved it!
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I loved this book. It was such an easy book to get into and I think that everyone should read it.
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Love the movie and I really love the book. It's different than the movie of course but I think it's written very well, and give's you more and another side. Still a tear jerker tho. Can't wait to read the new one he got's out.
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Wonderful!! A real tearjerker that you cannot put down. If you love romance and love stories, this is a must read!
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I read it when it just came out, and I was 22. Read it again a few months ago, and I'm 35. It was much better when I was younger. Not bad, just not as amazing as I remembered it being.
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This is a great book. I read it in one day.
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LOVED THE BOOK!!! A definite keeper...but time to declutter
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WOW this book was great get a box of tissue's ready.
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Loved the book, loved the movie.
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"The Notebook" is one of the most beautiful stories ever written. What James Patterson did for thrillers Nicholas Sparks does for romance: he elevates it, drenching it with a richness unfathomable. I cannot believe that this story is fiction; it is so good that it has to be true. True love is real.
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Very emotional and touching.
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A heart tugging story that makes you take to heart the terms never regret.
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The novel the movie was based on. A definite Must-Read for lovers of the Romance genre!

And, BONUS, if you watched the movie, the book still isn't ruined for you! As always, the book is MUCH better than the movie, difficult as that was in this case. :)

I DO have two smokers in my home, so please take that into consideration if you have smoke sensitivities.
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The basis for the recent movie. Haven't seen it, so I don't know how they compare. The book was touching and very romantic.
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excellent book for ended differently than the movie though still an excellent read.
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a beautiful and touching love story
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A quick and easy read, but surprisely touching. Better than the movie!
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Will make you cry!
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What a heart-warming story of love that endures all. It is so poetic and the type of love every woman dreams of. It is tender as this couples relationship matures with time and they share their life with children and each other. The passion is stilled by the deeper love and devotion that meshes these characters. The sadness is only comes as the reader witnesses the ravages of time, age and illness as it takes it tolls on the female character, but we are reminded love still lives in this couples heart as they face one challenge after another in order to remain together. It makes me cry thinking of this story. It is as beautiful as it poignant. Nicholas Sparks has a real gift for writing a story so real and believable you might know someone just like Noah and Allie. I fear the movie doesn't do the story justice. It is a must read for those who believe love still conquers all.
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Incredible love story. A good read through the night book
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Much better than the movie.
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WHAT A LOVE STORY... YOU'LL CRY WHEN YOU READ THIS ONE. THEY MEANT TILL DEATH DO US PART...
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This book was pretty good. I didn't see the movie so I can't compare the two. I think a walk to remember was better.
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Really good love story. Didn't care for the detailed sex scene in the middle of the book.
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Classic N Sparks!!! GREAT!! BOOK BETTER THAN THE MOVIE!!!
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A beautiful love story.
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Beautifully written and characterized.
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I loved this book, it was better than the movie. I finished it while flying home from Hawaii. I always when leaving Hawaii but I cried double the tears. It's a lovely story.
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Good book! Much better than the movie.
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Great, quick, romantic read!
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Easy read and one of the best books ever
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Great love story!
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This book is a very touching tale. I would recommend reading the book before watching the movie, which is also good.
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A beautiful story about true love and how it endures. A wonderful book that is hard to put down.
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A great story of love lost, and then found!
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This is a very enjoyable read.
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At thirty-one, Noah calhoun, back in coastal North carlina 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 se enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into trumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle...
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This was one of those books that, after reading, you just feel good.
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A good read!
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Wonderful tearjerker about the endurance of true love.
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Now made into a movie, this book is about a boy and a girl who fall in love as teenagers, and their ups and downs through out the years. I REALLY enjoyed the movie, so I had to read the book as well. It was good!
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A bit different than the movie, but it still tells a great story about two soul mates.
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Heartwarming story of the power of LOVE. After a decade apart love endures---this book will tug at your heartstrings and bring tears so have the tissues handy.
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A sweet romance.
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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 twent-nine, Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she can't stop thinking about Noah who 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.
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Have not always been a Sparks fan, but this book was excellent.
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If you like a story that will captivate your heart then this is the one
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Better than the movie!
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Incredibly sweet love story that reminds us that love isn't just for the young.
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Most people have seen the movie, never saw it but books are better!
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At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after Worl War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, 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 creat a miracle.
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Fantastic book!So much better than the movie!
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At 31, 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 29, 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...
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Beautiful love story that shows that romance can last forever. Not recommended for children.
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Very predictable
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Not my type book. Sensitive and commanding for those who like the romantic type.
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This is the 2004 cover art version from the major motion picture. One of my favorite stories of enduring love.
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This is a beautiful story. Everyone should read it!
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There has never been a more beautiful love story. Every married couple must read this book. It will change your life!
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A great love story
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This audio book was ok. I listened to most of it but lost interest at the end.
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This story is awesome. It's different from the movie in a few places, but clears up other things that happen. I read it in about 2 days because it really is a smooth read. Nicholas Sparks must be a Christian, but he does get into the sex scene a bit.
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I absolutely LOVED this book! One can only hope in a lifetime to find the special love with someone. Remarkable! Gives me hope!
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Excellent book!!
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wonderful, moving story. loved it!
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wonderful book, easy to read, hard to put down
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At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Caroline 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 weatlthy 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 mirale...
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Great love story
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inspiring tale of love.
read this for tips on falling in love.
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Better than the movie...big surprise.
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What a sweet and romantic book. I read it and couldn't help but crying. This book brings a different light to the phrase "happily ever after". Sweet and sad and wonderful all at the same time.
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Sweet Romance
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Nicholas Sparks, need I say more? It continues to amaze me that a man can write such amazing romance. Cried my eyes out!
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This book is as amazing as the movie! Don't miss the follow-up: The Wedding.
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A lovely romantic book as is this authors specialty!
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Awesome love story. I couldn't put it down.
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better than the movie!
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*the cover picture on my book is different than the one with this listing*

GREAT story. Wonderful love story.
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Wonderful story, I read the sequil first, ane liked it a bit better, but this helped me understand the love story. I recommend this for all Nicholas Sparks fans. I'm on a mission to read all of his books.
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I have read this several times and even had to rebuy it so my daughter could read it.
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Good book. Met Nicholas Sparks at a book signing and he stated that his books are not romance novels as they don't always end "happily ever after". Anyway I enjoy his books.
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Best book I have EVER read!!!!!
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Very good love story. Very short read I finished it in one day, couldnt put it down.
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i love this story, its one of a kind, something you could read over and over again!!! Sparks has captured the true meaning of neverending Love.
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Throughly enjoyed this book. Plenty of passion, romance, love and memories.
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love story extraordinaire
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This book was engaging and filled with lots conflict but in the end all is good.
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It was a great book better than the movie
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I'm not a Nicholas Sparks fan; I find him too sacharine. My daughters, on the other hand, loved it.
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Read this a long time ago.
Loved it!
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Excellent Love story. My favorite Nicholas Sparks Book.
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heartwarming love story
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The kind of love we all wish for but probably never achieve. Wonderfully written.
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Consensus among three readers: Not too bad. Didn't keep concentration on story at high level. Kind of sad.
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I enjoyed this book very much.
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A stunningly beautiful read - a story of real and lasting love.
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"That's my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that's where my home is." "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks is a strong loving book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good love book. Noah Calhoun was a young man in love, who got his heart stolen by Allie Hamilton. Even though the love they both shared couldn't last forever, Noah tried everything he could to keep Allie his. Many things came across them that made it hard for them to continue loving each other. Allie had to move away and they both found new people they both loved. Both of their lives changes a lot, but nothing can separate the love they both have for each other. Will the share the rest of their lives together? Or will Noah and Allie not get back together? You will just have to read the book to find out.
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This is a library discard, hard cover book.
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I loved this story. It began when the two people were young and mistakes were made. The woman is about to be married and remembers her first love. She wants to see if the love she felt was true as the memory. The story goes on until the two of them are in a nursing home and the devotion continues. A beautiful love story which demonstrates the destruction of Alzhiemers Tears were always welling up in my eyes.
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Best romance ever
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an all time fav, well written, the story jumps off the page and drags you into it.
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a quick pleasent read
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SPOILER ALERT - DO NOT READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE SOME HINTS ON PLOT!!!

I did not like this book. I do not want to add spoilers here, but will just say that enjoying a love story, and the subsequent years of happiness, only to be smacked in the face with end of life illness is totally unsexy and not at all entertaining. I am all for books about hardships and difficulties, drama and overcoming adversity, etc., but this story seemed to totally negate the many years of happiness for a few years of hardship.
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This is a wonderful love story. But, if you have already seen the movie, then the book won't grab you the same way. You have to be able to read this, without knowing how it ends. So, read this before you watch the movie.
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At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after WWII, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, 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.
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My cover showes a pourch but number and author are the same. this book will leave you with a very good feeling. Love-enduance-patients
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A great book to read.
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Great love story.
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Swoon city. Even if you saw the movie first, this is still a good read. You'll love this movie if you ever felt you missed out on a good one..... If you can relate to the story, you will no doubt need tissues.
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Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com

THE NOTEBOOK is the romance novel of this generation!

Ali and Noah are two very different people, or characters, depending on how you think about it. Ali is from a wealthy family that thinks very highly of themselves, and Noah was raised by his father and has had to work for every penny he has. Which is not much. The characters come alive and it is almost like you personally know both of them. Its amazing! Ali takes a vacation to New Bern where Noah lives. As the summer progresses, their relationship grows stronger and stronger and they fall in love. They fight all the time, but for some crazy reason they are madly in love.

Then the summer ends.

Noah and Ali are devastated that she has to leave. Her parents wont let her stay because they think that she is too good for him. Its absolutely devastating. He writes her letters, which she never receives because her mother intercepts and keeps them. She thinks that Noah has forgotten her.

Then World War II begins.

Noah is deployed for a couple of years and comes home when the war is over. During this time, Ali gets engaged to Lon, a lawyer who her parents approve of because he is socially acceptable. Noah buys an old plantation and fixes it up, and he and the house wind up in the newspaper. So Ali decides that she needs to go see Noah before she gets married, even though she hasnt seen him in fourteen years. At their reunion, they realize that they never fell out of love.

Read the book to find out who Ali chooses, Noah or Lon!
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loved it, but the wedding follows it.
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Loved it!
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great story! heart warming
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I read this book in only one day several years ago. A lovely story. My favorite Sparks book.
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The Best Book I read in a very long time.
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This man can tell a story and even though a lot of sadness, ends happy!
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I love Nicholas Sparks novels. Sweet, sad, happy - such a range of emotions he invokes.
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Good book. Sad. Like most of his books.
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Mine has a different cover!
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Bought book but seen movie before could read book so here it is. Love story thru the years, laugh and cry..
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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 can't stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. This begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to creat a miracle...
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This book was really good. I enjoyed the motion picture as well.
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I thought the movie was better, but I saw it before I read it.
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Different cover, same book.
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I really just didn't like it. I have never seen the movie. It was overly idealistic and the characters were cheesy and one dimensional. I know I know I know.. soo many people adore this book and author. I just don't get it. I will read one more of his books to see if this story just wasn't for me.
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Great love story
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Another Amazing book by Nicholas Sparks!
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From the back cover, "I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough. And so begins one of the most poignant and compelling love stories you will ever read ..."
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My wife read this book, and she said it was enjoyable.
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I received two of these books for a gift. So instead of setting Them in my library. I would love to set one free.
Everyone of Sparks books O really enjoyed.
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very good book
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The movie was really good, but the books goes into so much more that it is fantastic. If this book does not make you cry, you probably aren't still breathing.
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I found the book to be very disappointing after watching the movie.
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Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com

THE NOTEBOOK is the romance novel of this generation!

Ali and Noah are two very different people, or characters, depending on how you think about it. Ali is from a wealthy family that thinks very highly of themselves, and Noah was raised by his father and has had to work for every penny he has. Which is not much. The characters come alive and it is almost like you personally know both of them. It's amazing! Ali takes a vacation to New Bern where Noah lives. As the summer progresses, their relationship grows stronger and stronger and they fall in love. They fight all the time, but for some crazy reason they are madly in love.

Then the summer ends.

Noah and Ali are devastated that she has to leave. Her parents won't let her stay because they think that she is too good for him. It's absolutely devastating. He writes her letters, which she never receives because her mother intercepts and keeps them. She thinks that Noah has forgotten her.

Then World War II begins.

Noah is deployed for a couple of years and comes home when the war is over. During this time, Ali gets engaged to Lon, a lawyer who her parents approve of because he is socially acceptable. Noah buys an old plantation and fixes it up, and he and the house wind up in the newspaper. So Ali decides that she needs to go see Noah before she gets married, even though she hasn't seen him in fourteen years. At their reunion, they realize that they never fell out of love.

Read the book to find out who Ali chooses, Noah or Lon!
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A great book!
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one of the best books i have ever read!
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The Notebook I have has a different cover is slightly used but all the pages are there, it is clean no markings The cover is a little worn on the edges
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Different cover art.
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A different book from Patterson!
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At 31, Noah Calhoun, bak in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, 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...
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"I am nothing special, of this I am sure, I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and i\to me, this has always been enough. And so begins one of the most poignant and compelling love stories you will ever read.....and then you will need to read the second book...."The Wedding". You will never forget this book....
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Has a different cover than the one shown