Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks


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.

My Review: As I do all Nicolas’ books….I loved it. I would love to know what happened in his life to trigger this story. If you don’t know, most of his stories come from some event that has happened in his life. However, the last book signing of his that I have attended was in October 2005 with my mom. He did not return to Cincinnati/Dayton area while we lived there (fall 2008) and there is probably little to no chance of him (or any other author) coming to the Rochester area.

On the way back from Brazil (for work) this movie was shown on the plane. I was so excited as I had not seen it yet. I LOVED the movie. Amanda Seyfried is one of my favorite new stars – ever since Momma Mia, I just feel in love with her. She didn’t let me down in this. This was my first movie with Channing Tatum and I think the two had a great on-film chemistry.

Bottom line: Recommend the book and the movie!

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