Sparks's #1 "New York Times" bestseller is now the subject of a new major motion picture, directed by Lasse Hallstrom ("Chocolat") and starring Channing Tatum ("G.I. Joe") and Amanda Seyfreid ("Mamma Mia"), scheduled to open in February 2010. Reissue.
Hot on the heels of True Believer and sequel At First Sight, Sparks returns with the story of ne'er-do-well-turned-army-enlistee John Tyree, 23, and well-to-do University of North Carolina special education major Savannah Lynn Curtis. John, who narrates, has been raised by a socially backward single postal-worker dad obsessed with coin collecting (he has Asperger's syndrome). John bypasses college for the overseas infantry; Savannah spends her college summers volunteering. When they meet, he's on leave, and she's working with Habitat for Humanity (he rescues her sinking purse at the beach). John has a history of one-night stands; Savannah's a virgin. He's an on-and-off drinker; she's a teetotaler. Attraction and values conflict the rest of the summer, but the deal does not close. Savannah longs for John to come home; her friend Tim longs to have a relationship with her. On the brink of John and Savannah's finally getting together, 9/11 happens, and John re-ups. Savannah's letters come less and less frequently, and before you know it, he receives the expected "Dear John" letter. Sparks's novel brims with longing. (Oct. 30) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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.
The interactions between John and his father create a nice sub-plot, and the descriptions of North Carolina were interesting to me.
Overall, I would describe Dear John as light reading that is not painful to read. If you need some beach reading it will give you a few hours to escape.
this is such an awesome book. i love it. nicholas sparks is now my favourite writer. i have also read the last song which was a very moving book. i recommend this story 10/10. if you have read this and would like more books i recomend nicholas sparks he is the best writer ever!!!
i got this book out from the library and thought it had a slow start to it. but when i finally got interested i made me want to read more of it. it makes you happy and then there are some sad parts. but i reckon it was a good read. plus i love the movie adaption to this also. i think Amanda Seyfried is the person to play Savannah. Also Channing Tathum played John really well. i give it 3/5 cause i got mix feelings about this book. i doubt noone would hate it. So buy it if your in a good chick flick book.
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