However, over the weeks of the summer, she experiences her first love, and discovers things that change not only her o Don't hesitate reading any of Nicholas Sparks books if you are a hopeless romantic However, over the weeks of the summer, she experiences her first love, and discovers things that change not only her outlook on life, but also her very existence.
Her transformation from a rebellious, angry teen-ager into a responsible, sensitive, adult is heartwarming. This is my fav nick sparks book ever! Which is saying something because his other book, A Walk to Remember is heartwrenchingly beautiful and made me bawl like a baby! One of the main reasons why I adore this book is the writing, I love how the characters interact with each other and everyone has their sassy pants on. I had fun reading this book :D I've been fangirling during the cute moments between Ronnie and Will.
They banter and kid around with each other a lot, but you could also sense the c This is my fav nick sparks book ever! They banter and kid around with each other a lot, but you could also sense the connection and chemistry between the two of them. They were frenemies at first but of course the love between them develops into something much deeper I've read a couple of books where everyone sounds the same, thankfully this wasn't the case.
What makes this book different is that we also get POV from the antagonists, which brings a different angle, and also better understanding of events that happened in the book. Although I kinda feel guilty for skipping some of the parts from Ronnie's dad cause it's boring sorry. Beware though, this book made me cry like a whole lot due to unexpected feels. So make sure there are tissues near you, just in case. S Nick Sparks wrote this book especially for Miley. View all 10 comments. Aug 10, Bree T rated it did not like it Shelves: romance , young-adult.
I finished The Last Song and have sufficiently recovered from the thumping toothache it gave me from being so saccharine and sweet. An I finished The Last Song and have sufficiently recovered from the thumping toothache it gave me from being so saccharine and sweet.
Ronnie is all types of attitude from the get-go. She takes off the next morning refusing to tell her father where she was going and stays out until 2am. But quite frankly, she just struck me as a brat who needed a bit of a kick up the wazoo.
Will is rich. Will is handsome. They have several misunderstandings but it turns out that they like each other. They both think the other is different. They date. They fall in love!
Oh no, Marcus is lurking around causing trouble! So many things happen in this book that just seem entirely unnecessary. The whole shoplifting thing with Blaze. I usually like happy endings, and even though this one is kind of two parts sad with one part perfection, I was still extremely dissatisfied. Even Ronnie at her wildest was pretty tame for a teenager.
She went to all sorts of clubs in New York City and never even had a drink. There was also far too much religion in the latter part of this book for me to stomach. Sparks seems quite religious, God and religion was a bit of a theme in Dear John too, but it was much more prevalent in this book. Some people might really identify with that but I find heavy handed religion pretty off putting in novels.
I hear a lot of criticism about Sparks about his novels being pretty cookie-cutter. But The Last Song stepped it up to a whole new level! This book is no different from a thousand teenage romance stories out there.
I think that might do me for Nicholas Sparks — for the foreseeable future anyway. View 1 comment. Feb 02, Victoria rated it liked it Recommends it for: Those who is looking for a heartfelt, inspiring book about first love and loss.
Shelves: cute-and-sweet , heroines-i-love-and-respect , shattered-my-heart , young-adult , summery , contemporary , books-i-really-like , romance. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing The Last Song is a heartfelt story about first love, loss, the common problems of a teenager's life and is filled with many emotions and stunning, but imperfect characters that develop throughout the novel.
The Last Song is told from multiple points of views and to me, it was the annoying part of the book because I don't really like switching from multiple points of views. I'm the type of person who prefer to read only in one multiple point of view. That's just me! I find it a bit confusing, but it was something that I had to adjust to as I read more and from then on, the reading experience was more enjoyable.
The Last Song is written to tell about a year old girl, Veronica Ronnie Miller, who is forced to go to New York City during the summer to visit her father along with her brother. Ronnie is a stubborn, rebellious teenager who is angry partially due to the fact that her parents had divorced three years ago and her beloved father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina.
Her mother thought that it would be best for Ronnie to go visit her father to try to tie their fragile bond together and be more close.
While living in North Carolina, she experiences first love, loss, and many drama and everything she thought she knew comes crashing down on her At first, Ronnie is a rebellious and kind of an irritating person, but also deep down, Ronnie is a really kind person with flaws and is a very caring person who will fight for anything she believes in. Basically, she is your average teenager who has spunk and humor that I really enjoyed.
We get to glimpse Ronnie's damaged and very flawed side and we can understand where she is coming for. Nicholas Sparks does a great job of portraying these emotional feelings and excellent character depth!
The romance was developed very well and even though it was corny, it was absolutely adorable and beautiful to witness this newly love affair. Many sweet moments of deep stolen kisses and meaningful conversation played a likeable aspect of the book. My favorite part in The last Song was the relationship between Ronnie and her father and how it strengthened and developed over time by communication, memories, special times, and music.
It was absolutely perfect, real, and has a unique charm to it! It was something.. The storyline was also really entertaining and flowed well with ease and moderate pace. The Last Song is a beautiful coming-of-age book about first love, family, loss, and plenty of drama.
I would recommend this book to those who enjoyed heartfelt, endearing contemporary novels or those who are fans of Nicholas Sparks! That in the end, people should be judged by their actions since in the end it was actions that defined everyone. Mar 17, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , re-reads , owned , read-in , read-before , 5-star-rating.
I first read this book 8 or 9 years ago before the movie came out and I absolutely loved it I also loved the movie and it is a fairly good adaptation but the book is better. The book is almost always better. I am glad to say that years later, my opinion on the book hasn't changed and I loved it just as much this time around. When I was younger, I used to love all of Nicholas Sparks's books. It was around when this one came out that my feelings towards his books started to change.
I read this on I first read this book 8 or 9 years ago before the movie came out and I absolutely loved it I also loved the movie and it is a fairly good adaptation but the book is better. I read this one, Dear John, and The Lucky One all around the same time and I do like all of them, but this one is my favorite of the three and maybe it was because I was a little older than when I started reading his books, but I started noticing a pattern in all of his stories that made them slightly less enjoyable as I continued to read.
Someone will die no matter, whether or not it's absolutely vital to the story. In this book, it kind of is, and I think that's why I liked this one better than the other two I mentioned.
In this book, Ronnie has just graduated high school in NYC and she and her 10 year old brother are being sent to live with their dad in Wilmington, North Carolina for the summer. Ronnie hasn't spoken to her dad in the 3 years since her parents divorced, and she doesn't want to be anywhere near him or in North Carolina. Throughout the novel, we see how Ronnie's relationship with her dad changes by her being forced to spend the summer there, as well as seeing her fall in love for the first time.
Nicholas Sparks's books aren't for everyone, and I get that. But I think this is one of his strongest works that I've read and I particularly love seeing Ronnie's growth throughout the book. Also, I am basically in love with Will, lol. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy contemporary stories, with both strong family elements and first loves. May 15, Eleanor rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
An angst-ridden teenager. Placed in a foreign location. A boy for no apparent reason falls for her. She starts to show her real personality. She and her father reconnect. Her father coughs. Revelations start coming out of everywhere. Her mother is not so great after all.
Her dad's dying see above: cough. She verbally abuses the boy and he kindly takes it, because he's a gentlemen. He leaves. Her dad dies. She's matured as a person.
She goes home and completes the task her father left her wit An angst-ridden teenager. She goes home and completes the task her father left her with.
The boy returns. They kiss. The end. As with every other book written by Sparks and others , this book follows the typical teen plotline. There is nothing fascinating, compeling or unique. There is nothing endearing about the aggressive Ronnie and nothing deep or revealing about her relationship with Will, there only connection seems to be angst. Her parents got divorced. His kid brother died. View all 6 comments. Jan 03, Natalie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Girls.
Shelves: books , on-my-shelf. I really liked this book! I just finished it. About the middle of the book something really shocking happens. I would have never guessed it happened.
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