John, a rebel who enlisted in the Army after high school, meets Savannah, the girl of his dreams, but their love is threatened by the events of September 11, John's decision to re-enlist, and Savannah's marriage to another man.
While on leave from the army, John Tyree meets the love of his life: Savannah Lynn Curtis. Despite their many differences--he has a history of drinking, trouble-making, and promiscuity while she is a chaste teetotaler--their love flourishes over the summer. While he's away, Savannah waits longingly for John, even though she is pursued by other men. Then, in the wake of September 11, John re-ups, and Savannah feels like she can wait no longer. Nicholas Sparks once again uses a conflict of values and a bittersweet romance to create a heartfelt page-turner.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Romance, Love + Relationships + Sex, Conflicts + Dualities, Historical / Military + Wars, Types of Characters
- Media Tie In, Reprint
- December 8, 2009
- December 7, 2009
- Nicholas Sparks