Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently returned form the Second World War. Noah is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories…until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again.
Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just the beginning. As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes. The result is 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.
As you may know from yesterday’s post I have been reading The Notebook this week. I knew the story from the film but I loved the book even more. Naturally I had the image of Ryan Gosling in my head throughout the book. Even when Noah was old. Noah is the perfect book boyfriend. He’s caring, loving and sexy. He loves Allie from the moment he met her and he never forgot her. The love was so powerful that it brought them back together, like he always knew it would. This is the sweetest love story. Throughout the entire book Noah never gives up on Allie and I love him for that. This book has the perfect ending. It’s just so sweet.
Of course a reveiw of The Notebook is not complete without at least one picture of Ryan Gosling….