Monday, February 15, 2010

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

This latest novel by the master of compassionate, heartfelt stories, has come up with a huge winner. The Last Song has already been made into a movie slated for an April release with Miley Cyrus as the leading character.

Veronica "Ronnie" Miller and her ten year old brother Noah, spend the summer in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, which is something Ronnie is not looking forward to. Her parents were divorced a few years earlier and she hasn't talked to him in all that time because she blames him for ruining her life. Noah is looking forward to spending the summer with his father and helps him around the house. Steve spends time playing music on his piano, which upsets Ronnie to no end. Steve spent years teaching piano at Juillard, then went on the road to play in concert halls, clubs, etc.

Ronnie meets Blaze, a young girl her age that is fighting her demons, rebelling more than Ronnie. Ronnie starts hanging around Blaze and Marcus, a ruthless and freaky oddball out to spread trouble wherever he goes, which causes a rift between the two girls. When a freakish incident occurs, things get crazy. Ronnie also meets Will, a beach volleyball player, working at playing in a big tournament that summer and falls for him. She doesn't understand Will's mother's aloofness towards her, but gets along with his dad and just married sister.

Ronnie gets to learn more about her dad and finds she really loves him after finding out her father has invited her and Jonah for a reason other than what she'd been led to believe. She had attended Juillard as a pupil of her father's and had stopped playing. With Will around to teach her about fishing and about the fragility of baby sea turtles and ends up working at the aquariam with Will. Ronnie learns an even more important lesson and that is forgiving her dad and herself. This is an excellent book for teens to read about first love and heartbreak.

Forever Friends Rating 5 Stars by Teri
Until Next Time, See You Around The Book Nook.

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Date Published: Sep 2009

ISBN: 978-0-446-54756-7


I got this book from my Mid-Columbia Regional Library to read.

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