Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OT8GCQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

How I Read It: Audiobook/ Ebook

Dates Read: 6/24/19- 6/26/19

Happy Sunday and start of the final Nicholas Sparks week on this blog! Today is one with a lot of ups and downs for me. So, let’s get into it:

This story follows John Tyree, an Army soldier on leave from his base in Germany. When he meets Savannah, the quiet man discovers a new way of looking at his world, and thanks to her help, he builds a relationship with his father. When he returns back to Germany, they continue their relationship through letters. Just when they are within months of his Army career ending, September 11, 2001 happens. Feeling his civic duty, he signs for another tour. Quickly that act puts a strain on John’s and Savannah’s relationship, and they must decide if they can handle this new chain of events.

I personally was not fond of Savannah. She was too pushy and over-the-top for me, and I think that my review on this book would seem really negative if I didn’t say my feelings on the particular character. With that being said, I absolutely loved John. I think that he is exactly like all of us, just trying to understand and interpret the world. And to never really understand his father and to have this “hallelujah” moment of “oh, this is what I need to do to understand and be understood” is nice to see.

One of the things that I found disappointing about this book is the lack of Savannah’s point of view. While most of Spark’s books include both people’s POV, this one didn’t, so everything we interpreted was from John. Since he is clueless (but in a cute way), I never found myself caring about her, and that could account for my negative feelings towards her.

Dear John Poster
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0989757/

Oof, hello surprise tears! I was not expecting to be sobbing, but here I am. I will say that I absolutely loved Channing Tatum as John. I think that he did a really good job of showcasing the confusion and frustration, while also showing the level of affection he had for his father. Amanda Seyfried as Savannah also minimized the things that I found annoying in the book.

With all that being said, I don’t think this movie is at the same level as some of his movies, and I didn’t find it as entertaining as his others.

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

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