The Notebook Book Review
As I mentioned in my Summer Goals Post the other week, this summer I am in competition with the rest of my family to read 10 books before school starts. One of the books on my reading list was The Notebook (click here to view the rest of my summer reading list). Last week while I was at the beach, I burned through The Notebook, so today I will be sharing my own thoughts on this novel. Enjoy!
About the Book
The Notebook is a classic Nicholas Sparks romance novel. I mean, I am sure you have heard so many references to the novel and movie (starring the one and only Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling) and you didn't even know it. Well, for those who may not know the basic storyline, The Notebook is about a southern summer romance between Allie and Noah, a couple who were madly in love with each other. At the end of the summer, Allie must go back home to her high-society life while Noah stays working in the country. Then, after many years, the two reconnect and I guess you will have to read it to find out the remainder of the story.
After watching the movie last summer for the first time, I knew I had to read the book itself. The Notebook is simply a good romance story. I love the way in which Sparks tells the story and the way he connects you to his characters. Trust me, when you read it, you will find yourself totally captivated by the story and it may seem as though you are living it yourself (there may even be a few tears shed). This novel is an easy read and with a total of 229 pages, you will fly through it.
As much as I loved this read, I will say, the first 75% of the book is quick and intriguing, but that last little bit does get kind of slow. However, I encourage you strongly to never mind that and finish The Notebook because as we all know, the ending is the best part. :)