A beloved romance novel, the main thread of The Notebook tells the story of Noah and Allie, who fall in love just before the outbreak of WWII. Although the two are deeply in love, Allie’s respectable family does not approve of Noah, who comes from a poor family. Their differences and the oncoming war separate them for more than a decade, but they are eventually reunited. A parallel storyline takes place in the present day, where an elderly Noah is reading the story of their romance to Allie, who has Alzheimer’s.

Summary of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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