The Notebook

Rylee Velez


"Love conquers all"


This book is about an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads follows to young lovers named Allie and Noah, who meet one night at a carnival. But they are separated by Allies parents who disapprove of Noah's unwealthy family, and move Allie away. After waiting for Noah to write her for several years, Allie meets and gets engaged to a soldier named Lon. Allie, then, with her love for Noah still there, stops by Noah's 200-year-old home that he fixed for her, " to see if hes okay." It is obvious that they still have feelings for each other, so Allie has to choose between her fiance' and her first love.


1. Allie: Allie was one of the main characters. She falls in love with Noah in the story, but her parents don't approve of him.

2: Noah: Noah is also one of the main characters. He falls in love with Allie and does crazy stuff for her. He does anything and everything to be with her.

Picture of setting

This is a picture of a nursing home. I chose a nursing home because one of the main parts of the story is Noah is telling Allie the story of how they met and fell in love at a nursing home because she has Alzheimer's and cant remember anything.
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Conflict and how its resolved

The overall conflict in the book is Allie's mental deterioration due to Alzheimer's Disease is taking her away from Noah. Noah uses the notebook as a means to bring Allie's memories back so that he can have her recognize him even for a brief moment. He is dedicated to his wife. And hes trying to bring her back.


Nicholas Sparks is an American novelist and screen writer. He has 17 published novels. He lives in California with his 5 children and wife. He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at the university of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. He also spent 4 years coaching track and field athletes at the local public high school. In 2009, the team he coached at New Bern High School set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4 times 400 meter, in New York. The record still stands.

Favorite Quotes

1. “We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that's why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it."

2. "If your a bird, I'm a bird."

3. “In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life”