Dear John and The Notebook have very similar and different aspects. They both
have similar way the two main characters met. In both stories they have similar ways that
one of the main characters has to leave. Another thing they have in common is how
someone in both stories have to move on from the person they love. The two stories have
differences too however. In both stories one of the characters goes back and tries to find
the other one, but what happens when they do is completely different. Overall the two
books have very similar and very different aspects.
Noah was a very hard working guy. He also loved his dad very much. His dad
taught him how to read well and since then he grew to love it. He never had many
girlfriends and never had fallen in love, until he met Allie. Allie was a beautiful girl, and
was called it since she was little (Sparks 19). She got most of her looks from her mom.
Allies family was high class. They believe in accomplishments and goals in life, and they
wanted that for their daughter.
John was born in 1977 and grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina (Sparks 9).
John and Noah grew up in similar ways. Neither of them grew up rich and just with a
father raising them. Also they both loved their dad very much. In high school John
became a rebel and his grades were really bad. Also him and his father were not as close
anymore. On the other hand Noah never went through a wild stage and him and his father
were always close. John’s dad followed a routine and would do things in advance
(Sparks 12 and 14 and 17). He also enjoyed coins. He mostly would only talk about
coins, because that’s all he knew to talk about. John and his dad were very different, and
john was sometimes even embarrassed of him. Also like Noah, John never really had
many relationships. After John got out of high school he ended up going into the military
(Sparks 19). Unlike Noah he did not work while he was in high school. Savannah was a
college student, from Chapel Hill North Carolina (“Imdb.com” 1 of 1). She that had come
down to Johns home town on vacation with a group of friends. Her and her friends were
building houses for people who needed them. She had been doing it since she was 16.
Noah and some friends went to a fair one night and while he was there he met a
girl named Allie. After they met, they spent most of their time together. She was not from
there, she was just down for vacation with her family so he would take her places totally
new to her (Sparks 13). Allie’s family did not want them two together. They were from
two different kind of social classes. He was “too poor” for them, so they did not want her
to get serious with him (Sparks 25). Despite what her parents wanted, they fell in love
John was at the beach one day and saw a girl named Savannah. John saw that
Savannahs purse had fallen into the...