Author: Nicholas Sparks
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.
The interesting thing about this book was that it is from a male perspective. We do not see many romantic love stories from this perspective. It was such a refreshing take.
More than “just a romantic” story, this book does a great job to show John’s growth as a person, how he deals with life to how he deals with his father’s illness.
Just like any other Nicholas Sparks book, this is a story that is extremely believable. The things that happen are so normal, and we hear about them happening around us so often.
I especially liked the ending, I know too many people have given this book lower rating because of the ending, but for me, it was the ending that gave it that extra edge of reality.
Check out the movie trailer for this book here.