Book Review: Dear John

Dear John
By Nicholas Sparks
276 Pages
Finished 12/26/08


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 has 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.

There’s not much to say about this one….if you’ve read one Nicholas Sparks novel, you’ve read them all. That’s not to say that they aren’t enjoyable, but they are somewhat predictable and generally cheesy. Dear John was the same. While not my favorite Sparks novel to date, it was an easy read and good enough to get my recommendation.

2008 Page Count: 10,898


One Response to “Book Review: Dear John”

  1. Tammy J Says:

    Hey Jenn, Will you email me? I don’t have your email address and I need to ask you a question. tammyjarman @ gmail . com Thanks!! 🙂

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