The Notebook: Book vs Movie
Katelyn Manfre and Lauren Cunningham
While the onscreen rendition of The Notebook has a few differences from the book, similar reviews were shared of the novel with a mix of positive and negative critiques. Publications like the Denver Rocky Mountain News state that “the lyrical beauty of this touching love story...will captivate the heart of every reader” proving Nicholas Sparks to have a favorable rating. However, some critics from goodreads believed the book to be “unimaginative, spiritless and full of clichés”. While a romantic novel from the works of Nicholas Sparks is not for everyone and would not compare to many of the classic american literature we all know today, The Notebook proves to be a thoughtful novel with a touching love story that all readers are sure to love in some aspect or another.
- he writes the book he reads to Allie
- Noah and Allie spend the whole carnival together
- When Allie leaves town, they don't have a fight
- Allie meets Lon at a Christmas party
- Noah writes to Allie every month for a year
- When Allie's mom finds Allie with Noah, she talks to both of them
- Noah and Allie are separated for fourteen years
- Only Allie dies
- Focuses more on their older years rather than the summer they met
- she writes the notebook
- the year is 1940
- Noah lives in Seabrook
- Noah bothers Allie at the carnival until she agrees to go out with him
- They have a fight and break up before Allie leaves town
- Allie meets Lon when she is a nurse and he is injured after the war
- Noah writes Allie every day for a year
- Allie's mom comes and takes Allie for a drive to prove to her that they aren't that mu different
- Allie and Noah are separated for seven years
- They have the famous kiss in the rain
- Both Allie and Noah die
Noah convinces Allie to go out with him by saying he will jump from the ferris wheel if she doesn't.
The famous kiss in the rain.
Allie and Noah die peacefully in their sleep together holding hands.
From the 1996 New York Times bestselling novel and the 2004 box office hit, The Notebook is a widely popular book to movie classic. Through our research we concluded that there were more favorable reviews to the movie than the novel, a writer from the Daily Mayo believes that the book “has a feeling of a nice romance that blossomed slowly over time” while “the movie has a feel that is more like a tragic, dysfunctional romance” that intensified the love between the two characters. Despite what reviews might be said about the novel or the book, The Notebook is one of the most iconic romantic films in modern history that will continue to bring in a wide audience looking for a tragic but sweet love story.