The Last Song Book Review

Book: The Last Song

Release date: September 8, 2009
 Pages: 405
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Source: Library Sale

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.

 My Thoughts:
Recently, I went to my public library and I saw a lot of books on sale, so this one caught my eye, because I adore Nicholas Sparks’ books, so of course I needed to read this one. This is one of those books I never wanted to put down. It really took you away from reality, and took you on a journey through Ronnie’s eyes. The language used was very smooth, and a little flowery, but it added to the romance that was being built between Ronnie and Will. The originality part of this book was definitely the part when the sea turtles are mentioned, because it sparks childish memories, and just pure happiness within you. I loved just about every single character in this book because they were so honest and true to their characteristics. None of them were the cliche types. It wasn’t made to me a gripping to the edge of your seat book, but it had its moments in which you felt a little shiver, or some anticipation in which you don’t know how you feel about certain situations that are going on. There are other parts that make you smile and laugh, not really because its funny, but more some dry humor, or witty banter. Overall, I just want to add, the book is 100 times better than the movie, although I do love to watch the movie as a separate. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fireplace read, or something to read over a cup of coffee.
Writing: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Plot: 9/10
Ending: 8/10
Originality: 8/10
Overall: 45/50
Cover: 7/10 – Movie Cover

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