“Nicholas Sparks once again has us all melting to his characters. John a soldier on leave is so easy to fall in love with that it would be hard for anyone to put the book down. The biggest conflict this time however is distance. We all learned from previous books how hard a realtionship can be. But what will happen when you put a war and many miles in between? John and Savannah need each other but can't seem to be pysically together after the bombing of the world trade center. The characters are relatable and you have compassion for them through out the story.
Savannah: A young college student who has a heart that never stops giving. She is very intrested learning about brain disablitlies. She falls in love with John while on sprinkk break and while he is on leave. She soon realizes that sometimes the need is more important then the want and when Tim her friend gets cancer and needs her she is there for him. She realizes that she has to give up John. She never feels as passionate for Tim but knows she is needed there.
John: The protaganist that starts off not knowing what to do with life but changes things around when he enlist in the army. He is more of the keep to himselft type and doesn't get involved in too much. When he starts having feelings for Savannah though he can't keep to himself about his feelings for her. He feels complete loyality to his brothers fighting with him at war. He is heart broken when savannah leaves him and at the same time loses his close father. He feels he will never find someone like savannah again but feels blessed to have been able to love so much.
Mr. Tyree: John's father is obssesed with coins and loves nothing more then to talk or enlighten others about the great hobby. He was never living in luxary but liked just being able to be contnent. He wasnt the type of parent that screamed or yelled but just let things be. He is a little bit out of things when he gets out of routine. He lives by a certain routine and can't hanlde switching things around or something completely different.”