Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nicholas Sparks The Last Song - Review

The Last Song


Seventeen year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them.

I received this book thankfully from Hachette Book Group! I have read many Nicholas Sparks books along with thousands of people who wait faithfully for his next piece of work. The Last Song will not disappoint!

Veronica, "Ronnie" is like a lot of seventeen years olds. Angry, sensitive, deep, and a thinker. There is a lot going on in her head and heart but like most teens doesn't speak about it. Holding everything in she is sent along with her brother Jonah, to spend the summer with her father Steve, a man who is at the root of her anger.

As she comes of age under her father's eyes, a beautiful transformation takes place in her heart, head and she emerges as the butterfly that everyone knew she!

I love the relationship she has with her brother Jonah. Although she doesn't show it all the time Ronnie cares and feels deeply for the people in her life. To not give away much of the book, I won't write about the ending, but I will say, that it brought tears to my eyes. The strength of Steve and Ronnie made my heart ache and actual sobs escaped my lips.

Read The Last Song and experience another Nicholas Sparks classic.

Some tidbits about the book:

Miley Cyrus chose the name Ronnie for the main character?

Nicholas wrote the screenplay before he wrote the novel?

The Last Song is the longest novel that Nicholas has written?

The Last Song is both a love story and a coming of age novel?

Also, look for The Last Song in January 2010,  Starring: Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston, and Liam Helmsworth

To read an except head over to Hachette's The Last Song page here.

Check out the official song from the movie here

I always recommend reading the book before seeing the movie!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy Nicholas Sparks writing... I look forward to reading this book. Thanks for the review.


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