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Dear John
by Nicholas Sparks

Published: 2006-10-30
Hardcover : 288 pages
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When Savannah Lynn Curtis comes into his life, John Tyree knows he is ready to turn over a new leaf. An angry rebel, he had enlisted in the army after high school, not knowing what else to do. Then, during a furlough, he meets the girl of his dreams. Savannah Lynn Curtis is attending college in ...
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(When Savannah Lynn Curtis comes into his life, John Tyree knows he is ready to turn over a new leaf. An angry rebel, he had enlisted in the army after high school, not knowing what else to do. Then, during a furlough, he meets the girl of his dreams. Savannah Lynn Curtis is attending college in North Carolina, working for Habitat for Humanity, and totally unprepared for the passionate attraction she feels for John Tyree. The attraction is mutual and quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah vowing to wait for John while he finishes his tour of duty, and John realizing that he's ready to settle down with the young woman who has captured his heart. Neither can foresee that 9/11 is about to change the world and will force John to risk every hope and dream that he's ever had. Like so many proud men and women, John must choose between love and country. And like all those left behind, Savannah must decide to wait or move on. How do we choose wisely? How can we face loss-without giving up on love? Now, when he finally returns to North Carolina, John will discover that loving Savannah will force him to make the hardest decision of his life. An extraordinary, moving story, Dear John explores the complexities of love -- how it survives time and heartbreak, and how it transforms us forever.

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Movie Vs Book Discussion
by Faith_Bookluvr (see profile) 02/23/10
We had a great time discussing the differences between the book and the movie.

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by brenstuhr (see profile) 09/01/15

 
  "Love it!"by rsewell (see profile) 03/30/11

I LOVE this book! couldnt put it down! the movie was not good at all!

 
  "Good read"by mylife580 (see profile) 09/28/10

 
  "Tear Jerker"by csammonds (see profile) 09/02/10

This book is one of Nicholas Sparks' best, I think. I was a bit optimistic at first, but ended up not being able to put the book down half way through, I finished the 2nd half in one night.

 
  "slow =("by cari608 (see profile) 04/02/10

 
  "realistic love"by bluebonnet (see profile) 02/27/10

Things in life don't happen they way you want them to, but sometimes, they happen the way they are supposed to...you have to find the reason for it, and still find the way to be happy with it.

 
  "WoWO Book Club Review"by Faith_Bookluvr (see profile) 02/23/10

Dear John is the story of John Tyree and two very key relationships in his life. The relationship between him and Savannah, who he meets while home on leave from the Army. They have a whirlw... (read more)

 
  "Simple, Easy Read"by judie1008 (see profile) 02/21/10

This is just an okay book. It moves you and takes you on an emotional journey while you read it, but once your done and think back on it, the most poignent relationship in the book is the Father/Son relationship... (read more)

 
  "Eh."by JeanaVid (see profile) 02/18/10

The book wasn't great and it wasn't horrible either. It's sort of somewhere in the middle. I liked John Tyree as a character, but I thought Savannah was pretty annoying. Good as a quick read, or like someone... (read more)

 
  "Is he always such a downer?"by auntdeon (see profile) 02/15/10

I've seen three movies adapted from Sparks books and they're always a total downer...although I really loved The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. This was my 1st time reading a Nicholas Sparks book and... (read more)

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