Monday Must-Read: The Notebook

My Monday must-read this week is Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook.

From Goodreads page

From Goodreads page

If you’ve seen the movie, trust me when I say the book is better. (Even if images of Ryan Gosling don’t grace the pages.)

Sparks wrote this beautiful love story about Noah and Allie. The pair met as teenagers in a small North Carolina town. After Allie leaves to go back to her life, Noah tries to find her unsuccessfully for a few years before the pair reunites.

Interwoven with this story is that of the older couple Noah and Allie. Allie has developed Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia and Noah reads their love story to her so she will remember.

It’s absolutely heartbreaking but shows the power of love.

To think that love could be so powerful that it allows someone to retain their memories is a beautiful thing.

First published nearly 11 years ago, The Notebook is described on Goodreads as a “deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all. It is a story of miracles and emotions that will stay with you forever.”

And if you for some reason can’t get through the book, which is just over 200 pages and a quick read, you can always watch the movie.

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