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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....more
ebook, 327 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Grand Central Publishing (first published September 8th 2008)
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valee
OMG!!! Seriously, this book was amazing. I never thought I would love it the way I did, I mean, I knew I would like it, but not that I would be this crazy about it.

My problem with other Sparks novels:
His beginnings are always very slow , so until now I never gave more than 4 stars to any of his books. But that was not the case at all with this one.I loved every page of it. I never was dissatisfied at all, actually I couldn't stop thinking about the book. If you liked A Walk to Remember and The N...more
Joyzi
The Last Song. Pictures, Images and Photos
(Is it just me or Milers really look stoned here*kidding*)

Amazing book, it's kind of emotional and depressing in the end but still it has a happy ending. Ronnie was like a character that I can personally relate to and the dialogues are just humorous. It's kinda like predictable but all in all it's really meaningful and highly recommended to all Sparks fans.
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

Veronica "Ronnie" Miller won't be eighteen until the end of the summer, so she has to follow her mom's rules and is off with her younger brother, Jonah, to spend the summer with her dad in a North Carolina beach town. Ronnie hasn't talked to her dad in over three years. He left New York City and their family and moved back to his hometown. Ronnie is rebellious and having been arrested for shoplifting back home, a quiet summer in North Carolina might be the...more
Jennie Smith
Feb 17, 2010 Jennie Smith rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
I have always enjoyed Sparks’ books but we all know that we can only read his books at certain times (at least for me) because we CRY! I have heard about this one because I don’t live too terribly far from where it is filmed (my great pal Kathryn lives super close!!) and it was taunting me at Target last week. I bought it on Thursday, picked it up on Friday night to start reading it, went to bed reading it, picked it back up on Saturday and finished it!

This is probably my favorite out of all of...more
Arlene
I've read a few Sparks books and for the most part, I’ve really enjoyed them from beginning to end. However, The Last Song took me quite a while to get into, and I was very close to throwing in the towel and giving up.

To be honest, I realized I went into reading it with a bad attitude. *is ashamed* I'll explain my resistance... two words... one person... Miley Cyrus. Not a huge fan of hers, so when I started this book, her image and voice resonated in my brain and it matched perfectly with Ro...more
Jenny
May 20, 2010 Jenny rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO KNOWS HOW TO READ!
Shelves: five-star-books
JIMINY CRAP!!!!!!!!! THIS BOOK WAS SO FREAKING GOOD.
And those were understatements. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO KNOWS HOW TO READ MUST READ THIS!!! Geezz. I cried a lot.
Half way through the book, I decided I would download the osp for the movie. And while reading, I was listening to the song over and over again. It didn't bother me. It actually made me appreciate the book more. A long time a go, after reading The Choice, I swore to myself I will never read a Nicholas Sparks's book again until my fri...more
Victoria
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

“Life, he realize, was much like a song. 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... worthwhile.”

The Last Song is my first Nicholas Sparks' book and I am positively certain this book will not be my last. 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 charac...more
Natalie
Jan 07, 2010 Natalie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls
Recommended to Natalie by: Shelby, Movie Preveiw
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. I almost came into tears some parts of the book was so sad. This is totally a girl book! Romance- Not bad romance. Relationship. Once you read the book you get why The Last Song is such a good title! And why it's The Last Song. The reason for why it's called The Last Song is sad. I decided to give this book a try because I saw the preveiw for the m...more
Lisa
As most of you know, I LOVE Nicholas Sparks. I did find this book very predictable more so than most of his other books. I can see where it would appeal to the "younger" crowd. The main character is 17 yrs old and with Miley Cyrus having a say in the character's name and a dedication in front of the book, it is sure to be a seller among young teen readers! However, I am not sure how I feel about this book. The story is sad, frustrating and unrealistic at times. I don't like the way the mother ha...more
Eleanor
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...more
Tasos Anastasopoulos
May 24, 2011 Tasos Anastasopoulos rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Tasos by: Ellen Isabella
Shelves: kindle
First of all you should excuse me in advance since this is only the first ever review that I write not only for a book but for well whatever...and well also apart from that it's the first book I've read since at least ten years ago...and that's not all hehe,until now I was used to reading a different style of books...
Having a first view of the book I could tell that probably I don't belong to the "target group" that this novel is more suitable for...the plot and well Nicholas Sparks previous one...more
Ruthie
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There were times when I cried ,laughed ,and just times when I felt happy inside!
I totally recommend this book to anyone who Loves romance and basically life of others!
Nicole
This book made me mad. The main character, a spoiled 17-yr-old, has been shop-lifting, staying out all night, and disrespecting her mother. Mom only knows about the last part and decides that darling daughter should spend the summer with the father that walked out on the family 3 yrs earlier. Upon arriving at Dad's place in NC, darling daughter takes off (not run away, but certainly coming and going as she pleases) and immediately pals around with kids she thinks are like her. Yes, they are broo...more
Miss Kim
3 1/2...mmm yeah, I'm going with that.

I think this book probably works better as a movie. However I have not seen it yet…anyhoo…

The story starts out a little slow with a seventeen year old girl, Ronnie, and her nine year old brother, Jonah, who are from NYC, are being sent to the south to live with their father, whom they have not seen in three years. Not surprisingly, Ronnie thinks she knows everything, and is determined her life is being ruined. She thinks her father just abandoned them, and h...more
Ellen Isabella
Another remarkable piece by Nicholas Sparks, tells the story of love, in any kind of. The story was beautifully written, heart-wrenching, tear jerker and seriously addictive.

Ronnie, a rebellious girl, got mad at her father because of her parents’ divorce. When she found out that her mom would want her and her brother Jonah to spend the summer holidays with her dad, she had known that it would be the worst summer ever, for she hated her father of what he had done. But as the day passed, she figur...more
Inés Izal
"Pero cuando es la persona correcta, lo es y simplemente lo sabes."

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Este libro es increíble. Lloras a moco tendido desde el primer tercio, y cuando llegas al final, es ¡Boom!
Zemira Warner
Aug 11, 2011 Zemira Warner rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
The Last Song is by far so much better than the movie. Hands down. There are so many details that were not done in the movie that Sparks truly made the book feel complete and perfect.

Since Nicholas Sparks wrote it, it is already a given that it will be sad. He always adds a dramatic twist at the end of his books, which is why I enjoy reading them! I will not spoil what happens but he gives indications early on as to what will occur so it becomes predictable. However, the ending of this book is...more
Bree T
I finished The Last Song and have sufficiently recovered from the thumping toothache it gave me from being so saccharine and sweet. Even after finishing it and mulling it over a bit, I’m still not entirely sure I liked it. I think I’m leaning very much towards no.

Veronica “Ronnie” Miller is 17 and going through 'that' stage. She’s disrespectful to her mother, she goes out partying and clubbing in New York where she lives and she’s also had a slight run in with the law due to some shoplifting. An...more
Limau Nipis
I find this is a coming of age novel. And how it appealed to younger generations (cough cough, no I am not denying that I am getting older), but it did not appeals to me much.

I am awarding this book a 3-star because I found that the ending is although predictable, but satisfying. The start of the book till the middle, for me is all about a teenager's life. What I cherished most was when Ronnie's moments with her dad and her brother. It was heartwarming and saddening most of the time.

I remembered...more
Samantha Hayward
The Last Song, written by Nicholas Sparks is a magnificent novel on finding your true self. Seventeen year old Veronica or what she liked to be called, "Ronnie" life was turned upside-down when her parents got divorced and her father moved from New York City to North Carolina. Three years after the divorce, her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in North Carolina with him. Ronnie still despises her dad for leaving her and her mom and brother, and ther...more
Megan
I hate to admit it, but I think my judgment of The Last Song may have been influenced by Miley Cyrus being cast in the movie. I have also had some disappointment in many of Nicholas Sparks’ novels. They all have the same plot: Two people fall in love, someone dies, and then it ends. Though The Last Song was not my favorite book, it wasn’t my least favorite either.

Ronnie Miller is a very rebellious teenager. When her dad leaves New York, she just lets everything go: her grades, her piano playing...more
Alona Mae
Despite Nicholas Sparks' growing popularity, I'm not much of his fan. The only other book i ever read and loved was his "A Walk To Remember". Though i greatly enjoyed Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter, i thought that would be the last time i picked up one of Sparks' books. To my surprise, this book caught my interest despite my dislike of the actress who portrayed Ronnie in the movie, Miley Cyrus. I think this book interested me mainly because, as i read the back description, i was able to relate...more
Olivia
I bought this book a while ago, but I haven't got a chance to read it until now. I wish I would of read it earlier, cause it was that good. Probably my favorite Nicholas Sparks book. I loved all the characters. I didn't like Marcus' point of view that much, it was creepy. But other than that I loved it a lot. I also really like the movie and thought they did a pretty good job. They did change a few things around but I the movie was great.

The ending is sweet with Ronnie and Will but there is sti...more
Claire
NICOLAS SPARKS WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?! You write these gut-wrenching sad novels that are so addicting that I can't put them down and you rip my heart out with your plots!

My sister gave this book to me and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I cried like a little baby at the end, but I seem to do they with all of his books. As I was reading this though, I wanted to give my parents a hug and tell them how much I appreciate them even though our relationships may not have been ideal. You learn to...more
Jazmine
Apr 11, 2010 Jazmine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nicholas Sparks fans/Love Story fans
Ronnie is forced to spend the summer with her dad who she hasn’t spoken to in three since her parent’s divorce. At first she is furious and doesn’t want to spend any time with her dad or be there really at all. Even though she knows her Dad loves it she tells him she doesn’t even want to look at a piano as she quit playing after the divorce since her Dad was her teacher (and one at Julliard) and though she was great at it to the point that Julliard promised to take her when the time came, she st...more
Serena
COME ON? What's with the picture perfect reviews on this book?

This book has nothing appealing to it. I don't know what it is about Nicholas Sparks but his books always give that sort of dull, sameish vibe to it. Apart from The Notebook, his other books are basically the same. This book is no exception. There is honestly nothing special. It's about this kid Ronnie who likes to party but is actually a smart girl who reads, get this, Anna Karenina. Still, she manages to screw herself over and hang...more
Shannon
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Petra
At the beginning of the book, I thought I knew the story before I read it and was pleasantly surprised that wasn't entirely the case. You sense right away that there's something vital to the story missing that you only discover later on. I guessed right, but there were so many things going on that I either forgot and/or didn't want to think about it until I was forced to.

My favourite character was Jonah, Ronnie's brother. He's not a main characters, but he's such a cool kid and I love the way he...more
Katherine
Alespoň můžu říct, že jsem přečetla knihu slavného Nicholase Sparkse, když už jsem lehce znechucena jejím obsahem. Je mi líto, toto sladké ehm ehm, co se tváří jako emocionální bomba, vážně není pro mě. :)

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Já o tohoto autora už asi nezavadím, ale pokud jste někdo, kdo má rád letní romantický příběh, ve kterém nalezne snad všechno klišé světa a srdceryvný konec, tak si to určitě přečtěte. :D
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As a child, Nicholas Sparks lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California at the age of eight. His father was a professor, his mother a homemaker, then optometrist's assistant. He lived in Fair Oaks through high school, graduated valedictorian in 1984, and received a full track scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.

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