The Last Song
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 ...more
For example I could say swear words (curse words if you prefer) are "inappropriate" in my role as teacher, but what I mean is that they are inappropriate for use in the classroom or for use by children. If I meant that people should never under any circumstances use them there are better words for that such as "offensive" or "wrong".
Even then your question would need to be better defined because people are offended by different things. But obviously the author would have thought every single word he chose was perfectly appropriate for the story he was trying to tell!(less)
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 ...more
(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.
The Last Song is a 2009 novel by American author Nicholas Sparks. The Last Song is Sparks' fourteenth published novel (fifteenth published book), and was written specifically as the basis for the film adaptation by the same name. It was released on September 1, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. The story revolves around the summer of Ronnie (Veronica) Miller's seventeenth year, during which she is sent to stay with her estranged father. Through their shared love of ...more
Ronnie - short for Veronica - is a troubled seventeen-year-old. Her parents divorced three years ago, and she hasn't spoken to, or seen her father since then. When she is forced to spend the summer with her dad in a small beach town in North Carolina, she is soon on the edge of `out-of-control'. However, over the weeks of the summer, she experiences her first love, and discovers things that change not only her ...more
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
This is probably my favorite out of all of ...more
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 ...more
“Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.”
Astonishing good. It's my first Nicholas Sparks novel and I don't intend it to be my last after reading this. I like the way he writes and the way he depicts life in the most real way possible. This book had something true to it, well, it must have been the characters who had a vibe of realness in them that most books lack sometimes.
Ronnie is a seventeen-year-old ...more
Three years on and still Ronnie is angry and has a bad attitude especially towards her mother. In fact Ronnie is becoming a handful to say the least. Ronnie's mother decides the best thing is for her daughter is to spend the summer with her father. Ronnie's father is a former concert ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
“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 characters that develop ...more
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 ...more
I originally heard about The Last Song because the movie was coming out some years ago. I watched the movie and fell in love. Eventually I thought to buy the book and it sat on my shelf for the longest time. Finally I picked it up and I'm so very glad I did.
I can't began to explain how much more I love the book rather than the movie. It was just so much more insightful to the characters and their stories.
Plot- I knew the plot and all the twists going in so I thought I wouldn't ...more
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
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
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 ...more
Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.
Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the...more
Do you even know what that means?
"I'm not a little kid anymore. It means pissed-at- men syndrome”