I hated it. I know, hate is a strong word, but I hated it. Or rather, I hated the end of the book. And if you are planning on reading it and don’t want to hate me for spoiling the ending then skip right over this post.
So boy saves girls purse from being swept away in the ocean…they fall madly in love over two short weeks that summer and he returns to Germany were he is stationed in the Army. Over the next two years they write letters, talk on the phone, see each other on two different occasions when he (John) has leave from the military and every full moon they sit outside and think of the first full moon they shared together. He reenlists after September 11, 2001 and although she supports him, she’s sad that he won’t be with her as soon as they had planned.
Now I can’t remember the timing of the whole thing, but I do know it wasn’t long before he was scheduled to return home that she sent him his “Dear John…I’ve fallen in love with someone else. It wasn’t planned, it just happened, I’m sorry.” At this point in the book I just wanted to keep reading and reading and not put it down just so I would be done with it. Seriously? After all that and the love (oh the love!) she fell in love with someone else.
In the end, John’s father died (so sad, I cried) and while on leave for the funeral he decided to drive to
Blah, blah, blah…it’s all about true love and John ends up leaving
I mean, really? Seriously? Why couldn’t she have waited for him? Why did she have to let herself fall in love with someone else? That’s not cool.
I lay on my bed last night after I finished, completely sick to my stomach. The end of that book was so disappointing; I thought for sure Savannah & John would live happily ever after. It’s not like I was hoping Tim would die, but really…I totally was!
I mean, why would I read a book that would end horribly like that?! And it wasn’t even that…it was like everything bad that could happen at the end of the book did: