Do you love Nicholas Sparks and his books as much as I do, then I think you should read this book! The Last Song is the story of the 17-years old Veronica ”Ronnie” Miller, who is a troubled teenager wanting to live her own life and is trying her very best to ignore her divorced parents: Kim, her mother with whom she lives in New York, and Steve, her father who lives in his home town of Wrightsville Beach. Her mother decides that it would be in everyone’s best interest if Ronnie and her 10-years old brother, Jonah, spent the summer in Wrightsville Beach with Steve. Jonah is excited, while Ronnie is not as excited to spend the summer there. She is particularly annoyed that she is being forced to spend the summer with her estranged father, with whom she has not spoken for three years. She is so angry that she has given up the one thing that she and her father used to share, playing the piano. She has no desire to spend the summer in North Carolina, she has no desire to get to know Will Blakelee, the good-looking beach volleyball player who literally bumps into her during her first day. And she has no desire to reconnect with the father who left her, her mother, and her brother. However, a day with the wrong crowd combined with a nest of endangered loggerhead turtle eggs results in Ronnie’s unexpected maturation. The summer that she thought would be the worst in her life turns out to be an opportunity to learn about faith, family and love.
Before I read The Last Song I had seen the movie, so I had high expectations on the book because I liked the movie very much. And the book fulfilled my expectations, the book was also so much better than the movie. I really like books about love and the fact that Nicholas Sparks has written this book does not make it worse. He has written several really good books with this theme. The book is also a bit sad, because the relationship between Ronnie and her dad is not so good. It takes in the heart when her dad is really trying to talk to her and make it better. As in most love stories, everything ends happily, but also awfully sad, I do not think there was a dry eye in the end. So if you have read any of Sparks’ books or you like books about love I consider that you should read The Last Song!
I give the book 5/5 ♥♥♥♥♥