Thursday, December 21, 2006
Book #50 - The Notebook
by Nicholas Sparks
Noah 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.
I wanted something quick and easy to read after About Grace, and this certainly fit the bill. The love story was moving at times, but overall it felt rather contrived, as if I’d been manipulated to have a certain emotional response to the story. (I don't mind a good love story, but I have a low tolerance for sappy). The writing was nothing special, and I didn’t care for the ending. All in all, a rather mediocre read.
My Rating: 2.5/5