Monday, April 12, 2010

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks Review

the last song The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks   
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing 
Pub. Date:  September 8th, 2009  
Pages:  390
Age Level: Chick Lit
Obtained: Library

#1 bestselling author Nicholas Sparks's new novel is at once a compelling family drama and a heartrending tale of young love.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.

My Thoughts:

Ok I have one thing to say about this novel. BEST SPARKS NOVEL EVAR! It was just so different than anything I had ever read from him. The chapters were in third person but from various different points of view. Ronnie, her father, her first love… It’s mostly in Ronnie’s perspective but he just gives these character’s the one thing that makes a book a good one, which is a unique voice. You could clearly feel what they feel, see what they see, it’s honestly one of the best books I've read this year. This book has pretty much everything from, love, lies, what it means to be a family. Ronnie’s first love is so innocent and pure. You could see the radical change that one summer did to numerous families, and all it took was one summer. If you want to go see the movie (titled the same), then read the novel first! Nicholas Sparks wrote the screenplay first before he wrote the novel, so you’ll probably enjoy both more than any of his other books turned to movies! I give this novel 5 out of 5 paws!

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As always,

That Chick That Reads

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