Monday, December 14, 2009

Nicholas Sparks - Dear John

Dear John starts in the present day with John watching Savannah from afar and thinking about how much he loves her and why their relationship dissolved. He then takes the reader back in time and narrates the story of their love.

There is, unfortunately, not much more to say about the book. Dear John has a pretty formulaic plot. Although Sparks is one of the first to set the age old boy meets girl love story in the modern, post-9/11 world, he does not delve into how the war affects the characters or go very deep in this area. In [i[Dear John, it could be any war keeping them apart. This specific war is not important.

The interactions between John and his father create a nice sub-plot, and the descriptions of North Carolina were interesting to me, but that's probably just because I live in the state.

My Review: In this book you will laugh, cry and maybe be a little disappointed. This story starts out with a young man who is somewhat of a rebel. As time goes by he joins the Army and realized how the army changed him. As he is on leave he meets a young girl name Savannah and falls madly in love with her, and their story begins. The thing i enjoyed the most about this book was the bond between John and his father. They develop their relationship as you turn the pages and you really get to know both of them in a whole different level.
I recommend this book, If you are a Nicholas Sparks fan and haven't read this yet...let me tell you now you are missing out!

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