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 Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

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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.

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Okay, so I want to begin my review by saying that, I honestly don't read that many romance books. In fact, I think it would be safe to say that Nicholas Sparks' books are the only TRUE romance books I read. I mean, I guess some of my historical fiction books are quite romance-y, but I don't actually think of them as real romance books. So, having said that, the reason that I like Nicholas Sparks books so much is because they're just AMAZING. He's a wondeful writer and, I've always thought, you can actually feel the love the characters have for each other through the words. If they're happy, you're happy and if they're sad, you're sad, basically. Which, I think is saying a lot for an author. I think one of the reasons that people don't like romance books is because they're stereotypically cliché and cheesey, but out of the two books I've read by him, none of them have really been like that. They're all just really really good. And believable, which is nice.

Another thing I like is that it was sad. It didn't have a happy ending and the characters didn't end up together. They might've started out wit a perfect relationship, but by the end of the book, it most defintiely wasn't. The way their relationship ended, though, really made me hate Savannah. I mean, she broke up with him by letter, how rude is that? By the end of the book I was just kind of screaming at him to just forget about her and move on. But, then, I guess it's nice that she wasn't the almost perfect person she seemed to be in the beginning. So, while I didn't like her character all that much, it was nice to see that she grew a little as a character.

Another thing was with the main character, John. Even from the beginning you know that he's changed a lot already. He used to be the steretypical rebellious tennager and then he enlists in the army and he compelety changes. And, then, even after that, his character grows even more just from meeting Savannah and learning more about his father. I don't know, I just liked how the author didn't just stop there. It just kind of showed how you never really stop growing as person. Which is uberly cheesey and all that, so I'm going to just stop there Smile.

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Hmmm... There wasn't really anything I didn't like. Well, there were characters I didn't like, but that's different. I guess...

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Character's I did and didn't like wereeeee:

-Savannah: I'm starting with her because she just really irked my nerves with her choice of how she was going to break up with John. It just seemed really insensitive to me, especially considering the relationship they had. I just felt like, if she had really loved him, she could've waited. And she didn't. Other than that, she was an okay character. She sounded cute and I liked her overall, it was mostly just that one part I had a problem with.

-Tim: Was adorable! I don't think I really liked him all that much at first, but the movie made me like him a whole lot more (even if they did portray his character wrong *twitches*). His brother, Alan was cute. Him and Savannah and everything kind of made me look at Autistic kids in a different light.

-John: I really liked his character and he was also quite adorable :3. You could tell that he loved Savannah a lot, even after they broke up and I thought that was really sweet. I also liked how he tried to connect more with his dad and all, especially towards the end. It was really sad, but sweet, too Smile.

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So, that's it, I think. I hope you liked my review and the book, if you decide to read it Smile.
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Post on Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:15 am by LibielShadow
Good review, but I won't read it.
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Re: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Post on Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:30 pm by xxcrystallxx
Haha, well, thanks anyway :3.
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