Sunday, 13 February 2011

Sparks, Nicholas The Notebook

Laura Parra, 2º Bachillerato EFL

The story begins in an old's people home where an elderly man is telling a love story to a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. The story he tells is their own, of how they met and how they fell in love. He does that to help her to remember all their life together.

One summer Noah and Ellie, the main characters, fell in love and spent an idyllic holiday. But, when September comes, Ellie had to go back to the city; Noah wrote her every week for a year, but he never answered his letters. One day, a few years later, he saw her with her fiance and, hurt, he started to reburbish a house in the town where they had met, a dream that they always had. One day Ellie sees a photo of the house on the newspaper, and she goes to visit him. The memories of their summer together awaken their love again.

I've enjoyed that novel because it is a romance and the main theme is love. I like love stories like this one, not love stories that are fairy tales.

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