Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Dear John is about a guy named John who is in the army and he comes home to his father's house for 2 weeks from Germany. He meets a girl named Savannah after he gets her purse back when it is knocked off the pier. They start spending a lot of time together before they bpth have to leave and go back to college and the army. When John has to go back, they promise to write each other for the whole 12 months he is gone. Then he coes back home but tells her he has to go back because of 911. After a few years, Savannah writes him and tells him she got married and John is very upset. John comes back home after his father dies and meets with Savannah for dinner and he finds out that her husband is Tim who he met before and he has cancer and is dying. John sells his coin collection and gives the money to Savannah so they can buy a drug that will help Tim live a little while longer so he can say goodbye to everyone. Tim tells John to marry Savannah after he dies because he knows she still loves John. 1. Do you think John and Savannah's love story was believable since they "fell in love" in 2 weeks? 2.John goes back to Germany after his 2 week break and they promise each other they will get married when he comes back. Do you think it is possible to stay in love with someone you haven't seen in a few years?

6 comments:

Rafiq O. 1-2 said...

1.) Well, I guess it depends on how they bonded during those two weeks. But sure, why not.

2.) I think it's possible, it's just gonna take a lot of commitment, which makes it really hard.

Freddy B. 7-8 said...

I agree with Rafiq for both, anything's possible.

Jacob C. 1-2 said...

1. I do not think their story is believable. If they fall in "love" after just 2 weeks, I think it's more of an infatuation than real love.

2. I do not think it is possible to stay in love with someone for a few years after not seeing them. I think it is impractical and never would work out.

Mrs. Sherwood said...

Graded

Raechel B. 7-8 said...

1. I think anything is possible so it is possible that they fell in love in just two weeks.

2. I do believe that if someone really loved another person, they would still them even if they were gone.

Sarah H 1-2 said...

-Of course it is possible to fall in love in two weeks. That is plently of time to get to know someone and fall in love.
-Yes, I think someone can leave for a few years and the couple still be in love, time and distance should never tear lovers apart. It just makes the reuniting that much more treasurable.