Friday, August 8, 2008

Dear John

I have never read a book written by Nicholas Sparks, until this week. I shamelessly took time to just sit and read, someting I haven't done for months. I loved Dear John, despite the ending. This is a story of true love.
From the jacket: "An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life."
I won't hesitate to recommend it to the students at school.


Anonymous said...

Okay, let me just say this: I read this book. And like five other Nicholas Sparks books. And they all end sadly.

People are dying.
Love is lost.
Children are left motherless.

My sister Andrea G. (the one, the only) has made fun of me on at least three different occasions for liking Nicholas Sparks. But I keep the Nick Sparks love strong in my heart. Forever and for always.

Andrea said...

OK I am going to have to read one of his books...I've heard so many good things about him. I hear that his books are really clean too - which is nice to find!

yellowcover said...

I like your review more then I liked the movie. The actors just didn't do it for me.