Published: January 7th 2010
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
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.
This is my second Nicholas Sparks novel and after being disappointed in The Notebook, I was really nervous about this. It sound like the kind of story I could fall in love with and unlike The Notebook, it was a story I fell in love with. It just a beautiful and heartbreaking story that will be loved by young and old for year come.
The Last Song is told from a view points of view and sometimes authors make it really confusing. However, Sparks managed to master is just perfectly. The is a range of different characters, some you will love, some you will hate and others that will just make you want to jump into the pages and steal them. The four main characters in this is Ronnie, Will, Steve and Jonah. Ronnie is the rebellious teen who is sent to live with her father for summer and at first she hates it. However, everything changes when she meets and falls for loveable, kind Will. Steve is Ronnies father and it is clear that he loves his children more than life itself. Jonah is my favourite character. He is Ronnies little brother and he is just so cute, adorable and has th funniest lines.
Sparks has managed to create a beautiful story that deals with alot of serious issues and really gets you thinking about life and how there is no time for regret.
If you haven't read this yet. I beg you, go beg, borrow or steal a copy. You won't regret it. However, if you are like me and cry very easily have plenty of tissue because this will have you bawling like a baby. Even as I write this review I have a lump in my throat and my eyes are watery just from thinking about the story.
Now I need to buy the movie and watch it!