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Dear John (book report)

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Jordan Tompkins

on 4 March 2013

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Dear John By Nicholas Sparks Info about the author: Would I make any changes? Climax Recomendations? Conflict Setting Summary: Characters Wilimington, North Carolina John Tyree- (main character) he is a young man who joined the army soon after high school. Who soon after leave from base, fell in love with Savannah Lynn Curtis. John also collects coins with his father. I would say the climax of the story is when, Savannah sends John a letter while he is in the army. Saying that she is leaving him. When John finally gets home from the army he then goes to see her, to find the problem. I would recomend this book for anyone who loves to read love stories, or stories about the life in the army. Nicholas Charles Sparks (born December 31, 1965) is an American novelist and screenwriter. He has 17 published novels. Eight have been adapted to films, including Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, The Lucky One, and most recently Safe Haven. Jordan Tompkins Savannah Lynn Curtis- (second main character) is a woman who lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a sweet, kind woman. Mr. Tyree- is John's Father. He is a very quiet, kept to himself kind of person. Tim- Tim is Savannah's best friend who she soon marries when John is stationed. Summary: Dear John is about a boy, John, that lives in North Carolina. After high school John enlistes in the army. While home on a leave, John meets Savannah who is in North Carolina doing mission work. Their attraction is mutual and they quickly fall in love. John has to leave two weeks after they met to go back to the army. Savannah agreed that she would wait for him to finish his tour of duty. They write letters to each other and picked up where they left off when he comes back on another leave. However they start to drift apart when 9-11 occurs and John is forced to re-enlist in the army. They begin to grow apart and eventually Savannah sends him a letter that says she is in love with someone else. John was heartbroken and stops communicating with her. A little while later, John's father died and left John all the coins from his coin collection that is worth a lot of money. While John is home for his fathers funeral, he decides to go visit Savannah. It turns out she married her best friend she grew up with,Tim, who John became friends with when he met Savannah. Tim has Melanoma and there is nothing the doctors can do anymore. Savannah wants to send him to a better hospital that can run experiments and tests on him but she can't afford it. Before John leaves to go back to Iraq, he donates all the money his father's coin collection was worth to Tim's fund. He never spoke to Savannah again and goes on living his life in the army.
The conflict in Dear John is that John has finally found his way in life but is ripped away by the duty he has to the army. If I had the chance to make any changes to the book I would change, when Savannah leaves John for another man. www.wikipedia.org Differences between the book and the movie? When John comes back to see Savannah, they don't show anything about how she and John were growing apart, it shows them very much in love and they promise to wait for each other. It is said in the movie that Savannah marries Tim out of pity, when in the book she falls for him. Another difference between the book and movie start with something as simple as the color of Savannah's hair. In the book she has beautiful long brown hair, while in the movie she has long wavy blonde hair. The End. Dear John is a romantic novel and it is fiction.
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