To Nicholas Sparks about Dear John,

Dear Nicholas Sparks,

I read your novel Dear John and once again, you made me sob with your emotionally wrenching plot and your characters to whom I fell in love with. The unconditional love they demonstrated was heartwarming, yet heartbreaking. Out of all your novels that I have read, this was the one story that I genuinely ached over. Full of pathos, I cried at the end of every beginning, middle and end. Looking forward to the motion picture of Dear John, I know that it will not truly carry over the weight of your words, however, it will depict the emotional depth of your novel.

Given the point of view of this self-sacrificing soldier – I now carry a deeper understanding and respect for those who are fighting for our country. You delved into the heart and soul of John, allowing the reader to fully witness the struggles soldiers endure, not physically but mentally.

By page two, I was already struck by your diction and knew, not just by your reputation, but by your choice of words and vivid descriptions, that this novel would be worth reading.

There are memories for both of us, of course, but I’ve learned that memories  can have a physical, almost living presence, and in this, Savannah and I are different as well. If hers are stars in the nighttime sky, mine are the haunted empty spaces in between.” pg. 2

Come February 5th, I will go watch Dear John and pack with me a box of tissues – because seeing the events of the book on the big-screen will cause waterworks. Watching the trailer alone makes me choke up with emotion.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed your novel and I only ask you to continue to write more poignant novels that push the limits of the human heart.

Love,

jo

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5 thoughts on “To Nicholas Sparks about Dear John,

  1. Pingback: Dear John . . . « Jonotjoe's Weblog

  2. I loved the book, I liked the film to. My favorite part was how in the beginning you hear him reading the letter while he is getting shot and then you see it is for the dad not for Savannah. I bugs me though how people are hating on the movie because it isn’t another version of the notebook. Nicholas Sparks books tend to be bittersweet. Also the title gave it all away. If you know what a dear john letter was you kind of already had an idea of what was going to happen.

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