Monday, March 15, 2010

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

I really liked this book. I can't say it's one of my favorites, but I also can't say that I didn't enjoy it. This love story didn't have the ending most people would have wanted, but I fell in love with John nonetheless.

There really weren't any characters that I wanted to punch in the thorax, but I did get mad at John and Savannah here and there. Especially John at the beginning, but I really liked how he became a man, and began to understand his dad.

I think they were both a little selfish at times, for example, John thinking Savannah could wait another 2 or 3 years, love and life don't work that way, you can't just ask someone to put their life on hold, and Savannah, you can't ask someone you know loves you, to stay with you during a tough time, when you know it hurts them to be near you. However, when it came down to it, they both proved to be two the most selfless characters I have ever read about.

The ending is bittersweet, and I can't help but to wish that the story wouldn't have ended that way. Then again, that is the amazing thing about Nicholas Sparks, he doesn't always give you what you want, because in reality, not all stories have happy endings.

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I heard they change the ending. That might not be a bad thing because... (Stop here if you haven't read the book or seen the movie)


I heard that Hollywood gave everyone what they wanted.
I'll let you know what I thought of the movie once I see it.

Nicholas Sparks has done it again with this very well written book. It is a true love story between John (basically every straight girl's DREAM) and a goody two shoes Savannah. John was rebellious at times, but his big muscles and loving attitude definitely made up for it.
I don't want to give away the ending but it is a tear jerker!! John does something so unselfish and shows how much he really loves Savannah. Basically you will loose it I promise!

John is one of those characters who you wish you could find in the real world. If I found a man like John I would basically tie him up and lock him in my house so he could never leave!


To sum everything up, John is amazing. Savannah is a bitch. (She is a very nice person but I think she is a bitch for breaking up with John, I feel like she never stopped loving him) And this book is a very easy read that I would recommend to just about anyone. Haven't seen the movie yet, but I heard it is the exact OPPOSITE of the books ending.. LAME!!



  1. I disagree with you Mimi! I don't think there is anything wrong with him asking her to wait for her. 1 year...2 years.. I would have for a man like him!! That's why I didn't like her character that much. I felt like it was weak of her. maybe thats just me

  2. Well Christina, you can't really say that without actually having to go through that. Yes John was amazing, but a relationship is something that needs to grow, and it can't when the other person is half a world away. She just can't push the pause button on life. Whoever said "Distance makes the heart grow fonder," must have had a crock of shit for breakfast that morning.

  3. Well sorry but I still disagree with you! If I was with someone who I thought in my heart was the man for me, I would wait as long as I needed to for him!! but back to the book... we need to see the movie soon and like I said before...JOHN IS AMAZING

  4. That right there is speaking from the mouth out. You can't truly mean it unless you have gone though something like that.