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Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Dear John (2006)

by Nicholas Sparks

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    At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks (softballgirl)
    softballgirl: I am currently reading this book and it is kind of like Dear john but different. Nicolas Sparks is the only author I will read. If you like small town love stories, this will be a good book for you to read!

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I read this book so long ago and still think of it all the time. The depth of love in it just blows me away. I ugly cried so hard. LOVE LOVE LOVE ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
I read this book so long ago and still think of it all the time. The depth of love in it just blows me away. I ugly cried so hard. LOVE LOVE LOVE ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
This book challenges the basic plot of most romance novels where the guy gets the girl. The seemingly perfect relationship is soon faced with twists and turns and in the end their fate is realistic. Even when the author gave the opportunity to have the book end in the cliche way of the two loves ending up together, the plot again takes an unexpected twist seemingly denying all previous notions the reader had of the romance novel. This book never failed to lose my attention and challenged my thoughts on what the "typical" love story was. ( )
  alliehomer | Nov 9, 2016 |
This book takes you to many different places and makes you feel like you're living the lives of the characters. Very well written. ( )
  Nawras13 | Oct 23, 2016 |
A fantastic story - essentially exactly what a reader expects from a Nicholas Sparks novel. Like most of his books, Dear John is one that you won't be able to put down until you've finished it. Friends of mine who don't care for reading books of any kind have told me they loved this one in particular.

I'd also like to add: even if you've seen the movie, you ought to read the book. It's much better - but anticipate a different ending. ( )
  ItEntertainsMe | Oct 4, 2016 |
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Presença assídua nas tabelas internacionais de bestsellers,Nicholas Sparks é um dos autores mais lidos e apreciados em todo o mundo. A capacidade única de tocar a sensibilidade do público é uma constante ao longo da sua obra eestá bem patente nas adaptações cinematográficas que alguns dos seus romances já inspiraram.
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"Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks is about a typical rebel, John Tyree who lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. He had a routine, he would always go to Leroy's, the local bar. He enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life. While he was at leave, he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. He met her while he was sufing the waves at Wrightsville Beach. It was love at first sight.

John was being nice & decides to jump in the ocean to rescue Savannah's purse that had fallen in. Savannah invites John back to the beach house for a kick back with all her friends. She had been in Wilmington because she & a couple of other people, Habitat for Humanity were there building houses for people in need. Shes been involved in it every summer since she was 16. They chose to volunteer at Wilmington instead of Lenoir or Raleigh because of the beach, that way more people will volunteer. While he was at the house Savannah introduced him to a very close friend of hers named Tim. She considers Tim a bestfriend hes like a brother to her. Tim was very affable & offered John a ride home after he ate with Savannah.

John loved surfing & he spent most of his time catching waves in the ocean. The night he was with Savannah he promised her that he would teach her how to surf. On Sunday morning, he had been up early & rushed over to the beach house to pick up Savannah immediately & walk over to beach. She was a very good learner & soon she was catching waves by herself. While John was sitting by the shore he enjoyed watching her fall off the board. He kept laughing, he was preety entertained. After a while, she was getting preety good because she had been in Gymnastics so, she didnt loose her balance. They came back to the beach house for some coffee.

Savannah had already made plans for the day. She was headed off to church with Tim. She talked about going to church with Tim & she invited John to go with them. John refused because he didn't have decent clothes to wear although he really wanted to go. Ever since he met Savannah, all he wanted to do was spend every single moment with her for aslong as he could. Savannah went to Tim & asked if he had clothes he could lend to John. As Tim being very friendly of course he said yes. He let him borrow a pair of nice dress slacks & a nice dress shirt in which John looked very handsome in. And off they were Tim, Savannah & John to Church.

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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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John, a high school dropout, enlists in the Army not knowing what else to do with his life. While in the Army he meets Savannah, they fall in love and she awaits his return from the Army. After 9/11 John feels it's his duty to re-enlist. During their long separation Savannah falls in love and marries someone else.… (more)

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