Background / prior knowledge

Hayley H.

The Notebook

Main characters ; Noah and Alison

Ali is wealthier, Noah is poor

Met at a fair (where he asked her out)

Story is being retold by old Noah to old Alison who forgot her memory

Ali's parents and family didn't really approve of him

Ali met a new guy after Noah left for the army and got engaged to him

When Ali talks to Noah again, they realize they are still in love with each other

In the end, old Ali realizes that the 2 people in the story are her and Noah

Takes place in the summer (in 1940)

Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks