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.
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, Historical / Military + Wars, Types of Characters, Conflicts + Dualities, Love + Relationships + Sex
- August 7, 2007
- Nicholas Sparks