January 25, 2011
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook takes place in a nursing home. An elderly man is telling a story to an elderly women who had Alzheimer’s. Where he starts off in the story is in a small town called Seabrook, South Carolina. Noah Calhoun had gone to a carnival, which there he met Allie Hamilton.They went out on a date, and since then they were inseparable. But one problem is that Allie comes from a rich family, and is leaving to go to school after the summer. Where Noah comes from an non wealthy family, and works at a lumber mill. One night Noah had taken Allie to an abandoned house, and promised her he would fix the house where they can live together. Allie’s parents are not too impressed with her choice, and forces her not to see him anymore. When Allie moved with her family to go to school, Noah went off to war. Allie had met Lon while he was harmed in battle, and she was his nurse. Later on when Lon’s fractures healed, he asked Allie out on a date. Soon after he asked her to marry her.
While this was all happening Noah was rebuilding the house, and got his picture taken for and article in the paper. Allie saw the article, and decided to visit him. Their love grew stronger than ever after spending a few days with each other, just like when they were teenagers. Allie was torn with the decision of choosing her teen love, Noah, or her fiance, Lon. She gave Lon her word to marry him, but her love for Noah is still there after the summer they spent together. Who will it be? Who is the elderly man and women? You have to read to find it out.
Christina, Class of 2014
The WHS Library owns The Notebook.