Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

I really hate Sundays, because you have Hebrew school and church and all that stuff. Gr...  But that's besides the point. Also, I've finished the Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, and thought that I should make a review.

Summary (always taken from
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.

Blurb (always taken from the book)
Ronnie didn't throw up and didn't cry, but she didn't say anything in what had to be the longest car ride of her life. Nor did Tom, although that wasn't exactly surprising. The house was quiet when she got home; the lights were off, and both Jonah and her dad were sound asleep. From the hallway, Ronnie could hear her father breathing; it was deep and heavy, as if he'd had a long, hard day. But all she could think as she crawled into bed and began to cry was that no day could have been longer and harder than the one she'd just endured.

Did You Knows (in this case taken from, as crazy as it is)
The Last Song debuted as #1 on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists?

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?

First of all, I saw the movie before I read the book, and although it was a long time ago, I still remember snippets of it. The book is a lot like the movie, and I really enjoyed both. This definitely gets five stars, because not only was it detailed and descriptive, Ronnie and Will (Ronnie's boyfriend) went through a lot together from really sad breakups to really romantic get-togethers. They fall in love over the summer, and it's really wonderful to watch them fall in love, and for everyone around them to struggle in their own way. It's sort of like a romance story and it's really very well-written. I don't have anything else to say about it other than the fact that it was fantastically written and I was hooked from the first page! You have to read this!

PS- I'm sorry my reviews are so short, but I'm not that good at it yet. If you have any suggestions, please tell me. Thanks!


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