Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Book Review: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

This book was in my Christmas stocking from my hubby. There is always a new book in my stocking, I love it. So of course I wasted no time reading this one. I haven't really read a book since before Aiden was born - I missed reading. I actually picked this book out, I have not read any of Nicholas Sparks books, but I have loved all his movies. The Notebook is my personal favorite.

This book didn't disappoint, although it wasn't my favorite story. In short it's about an Army guy and a young southern girl. She is naive' and he is tough. They have a summer fling and it turns into a long distance romance when he goes back from leave.

I won't ruin the book for you, but of course there are trials and hard times in their new love. Going months apart makes the heart grow fonder - isn't that the idea? Well, near the end of the book I cried - due to a sub plot - not the romance I will say. I didn't cry at the end of the book, but it did leave me wanting a different result. I was okay with the result, and I saw it coming well before the end, but still, it left me wanting more. I wish there was at least one more chapter.

I hate when books just end and I don't get a follow up. I want to KNOW what the author sees as the characters future, not just guess it. Silly isn't it? Oh well, I enjoyed the book. I think I may have to find another of his to read - probably another one I haven't seen the movie to yet. I had watching a movie first - I would rather read the book, then see the movie.

Overall I'd give the book a B. It was an easy quick read - took me less than a week and that is with a newborn in tow. It wasn't as sappy and wonderful as A Walk To Remember or The Notebook though.


Matt & Alisha said...

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Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I "read" this book on audio a while ago. I cried in the car listenging to it!! Sparks books seem to be easy listens for me. When I drive long distance, I prefer to listen to books rather than music.
THIS is a movie coming out in Feb.
Do you know who Channing Tatum is? well, he plays John and I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIs movie to come out. I did not like the ending of the book either, but it seems to be a trende for sparks' books. NOT the happy ending I want! :)

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