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Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
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Sep 21, 10

Read from September 19 to 21, 2010

3.5. I went back and forth on this one but giving it three starts didn't feel right. I felt emotionally moved by some scenes, though I'm not completely sure if those feelings were fabricated by Nicholas Sparks or if they were my own.

Sparks' writing is unique - in terms of strength it leaves something to be desired, but purposefully pulls you into the perspective of the character. I generally empathized with John, especially with his relationship with his father and some of his more awkward moments. I did not really care for Savannah, like Tim described her I felt she was naive and unrealistic.

The plot in Dear John was my least favorite of Nicholas Sparks' yet. The ending was painful to read; surely he could have devised a better way to finish such a fantastic beginning.
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Cara Yeah, I personally thought Savannah hindered the book more than anything. Kind of sad because this could have been done so well.


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