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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORAn 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,...
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORAn 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,...
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  • FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
    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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  • With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include fourteen #1 New York Times bestsellers, and all of his books, including Three Weeks with My Brother, the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah, have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of Nicholas Sparks's novels—The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle—have been adapted into major motion pictures.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 4, 2006
    Hot on the heels of True Believer
    and sequel At First Sight
    , Sparks returns with the story of ne'er-do-well-turned-army-enlistee John Tyree, 23, and well-to-do University of North Carolina special education major Savannah Lynn Curtis. John, who narrates, has been raised by a socially backward single postal-worker dad obsessed with coin collecting (he has Asperger's syndrome). John bypasses college for the overseas infantry; Savannah spends her college summers volunteering. When they meet, he's on leave, and she's working with Habitat for Humanity (he rescues her sinking purse at the beach). John has a history of one-night stands; Savannah's a virgin. He's an on-and-off drinker; she's a teetotaler. Attraction and values conflict the rest of the summer, but the deal does not close. Savannah longs for John to come home; her friend Tim longs to have a relationship with her. On the brink of John and Savannah's finally getting together, 9/11 happens, and John re-ups. Savannah's letters come less and less frequently, and before you know it, he receives the expected "Dear John" letter. Sparks's novel brims with longing.

  • Library Journal

    November 1, 2006
    Sparks's (The Notebook; True Believer) latest romance is a gripping story that revolves around a long-distance relationship between small-town North Carolina heroine Savannah Lynn Curtis and her army recruit boyfriend, John Tyree. In a few months, John's tour of duty will end, and the couple can marry. Then 9/11 hits, and John faces the most difficult decision of his life: to return to the woman he loves or to re-enlist and continue defending his country while holding on to the promise that Savannah will agree to wait another four years for him. In true Sparks tradition, his characters discover that sometimes a happy ending requires sacrifices, which lead us to do the right thing rather than fulfill the longing of our hearts. So set yourself under a full moon like Savannah and John and read on to discover if their love will survive. For popular fiction collections.April Davis, Chantilly, VA

    Copyright 2006 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • DOGO Books evelyn_c - Dear john is a story about a girl named Savannah and a guy named John that fell in love over spring break. This story teaches people that love isn't easy and it takes sacrifice to make it last. I think the main thing that broke their relationship apart was that john has to go back for the US army and they didn’t have any connection, the only thing they could do was to send each other letters. John’s dad was a big part of the story because John used to be really close to him but they lost their connections because John’s dad was abscessed with coins and became a coin collector. Coins was John and his dad’s bond John used to be really interested in coins but as he became a teenager he just stopped liking coins and started wanting just to be cool. The ending of the story wasn’t how I thought it would be. I thought that they would start a life together and have a family and be really happy but it wasn’t like that. I think a lot of people would like this book if they like romantic and love stories.

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