Book Review: "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks
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 of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.
This is the first book I have read by Mr. Sparks. I didn't know what to expect. I have heard of the movie/book by him "The Notebook" but I am probably one of the few that has never seen it. I read the description about the book and thought I would give it a try. I am glad I did. It was probably one of THE best books I have ever read. I felt like I was part of the book. I was wrapped up in the writing. LOVED it!! It is also the first book in which I have had tears coming down my eyes. I thought about my dad, whom I lost when I was only 11, throughout this book. Even still, it is still a two hankie book. Wonderfully written. Mr. Sparks has a new fan!!! Can't wait to try another book by him