Growing up with a father who showed no emotion and in fact may have had an undiagnosed case of autism must have been very difficult for John, the main character in "Dear John". John grows up angry and after a troublesome start joins the military and carves out a niche for himself that he finds survivable. While home on leave he meets the lovely Savannah, a gentle soul whom he dates for a short time and then begins a long distance love affair via mail. The contant separations lead to inevitable relationship trouble but eventually Savannah and John meet again and John makes a discovery about what true love is. An enjoyable book, and I agree with other readers that you might need some Kleenex!
My first Sparks novel, I found myself feeling the sorrows and pain of the main character. With each revelation in the plot, I yearned for him to find comfort and peace....and love.
Love Nicholas Sparks, but not this book. Everyone raved about the narrator, but I couldn't listen to him as he was dull. Didn't finish the book, not sure if I will.
The things I know for sure I am are: Christian, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, American, Patriot, Friend, Teacher, Student, Seeker, and Thinker. I am far from perfect but I do try to be kind, honest, honorable, trusting and trustworthy. Lover of sunshine, books, southern food, vacations in national parks, singing in my car, cookie dough and icing, and cucumber margaritas.
This was my first Sparks book and I really enjoyed it. The characters were so rich and their actions beleivable. The only annoying parts was the girls voice. I have YET to hear anyone read a southern accent properly. This one was no exception. On top of that, she is not a likeable person AT ALL.
The narrators awesome. Very smooth voice.
I have read the Notebook, Message in a Bottle and a couple of others, the first two were great and they have all gone down hill from there. The narration of this book does nothing to help it, his voice is monotone and "tinny". Dear John is predictable from page one. Save your money; this is just awful!
I got engrossed in the characters and the story line and at the end I wanted them to get back together but they didn't very sad ending but a wonderful book