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Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
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Jan 14, 2009

it was ok

John Tyree is a soldier first, and then a man. So he thinks, until he meets Savannah Lynn Curtis. While on leave he falls desperately in love with Savannah, the proverbial girls of his dreams. Savannah is sweet, intelligent, and giving. But it doesn't take long before Johns military career and own personal struggles interfere with the promises made to his new found love.

I think it goes without saying that Nicholas Sparks is a master storyteller, and there is a reason he is so successful. This story demonstrates how an ideal love can falter, despite its purity and strengths. Its a true example that not every romance results in a happy ending, but with an open mind, those that survive will find meaning in the experience. This being the main characters lesson to understand.

While 'Dear John' is a classic love story that offers all the necessary components, and a heartfelt message, there is still something lacking. This story lacks a quality that is hard to define, but makes the difference between this being a good story, and not an excellent one. However, do not give up on Sparks and if taken for what it is, this is an enjoyable and quick read.
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