BOOK REVIEW: DEAR JOHN
John Tyree grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. He and his father were completely opposite. John's father raised him alone often whispering something about the mother running off with someone else. John's father seldom showed emotion. Hugs and kisses were a rarity. John's father had a passion for coin collecting. He inherited the collection from his father and by now it was quite valuable. When it came time for the two of them to talk, the only subject John's father would bring up was to do with coins. John finally exploded one day and told his father he was "sick and tired of hearing about his coins".
After high school graduation, John did not know what else to do with his life so he enlisted in the army.
While at home during a furlough, he met Savannah. Savannah said she would wait for John while he finished his tour of duty. Savannah and John came from completely different backgrounds.
Then that horrific day of September 11th happened and John decides to re-enlist. At first Savannah was supportive of this idea. Savannah's letters kept coming on a regular basis. John would call her sometimes at midnight (her time) and there was no answer. John tried to convince himself that she was out with friends or her parents. Then one day John received a "Dear John" letter from Savannah.
When John returns home, Savannah is married. John realizes she is his true love. John now faces the hardest decision of his life. What is it?
As soon as we hear the name Nicholas Sparks, we know that we are in for a good read. This book is no exception. Nicholas is a master at writing books involving love and emotions. We often hear of a soldier getting a "Dear John" letter and this book shows us the emotions one goes through when receiving a letter like this. This story will absorb the reader from the very first page. Be sure to add this one to your reading list.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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