The Last Song

The Last Song

Book - 2009
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#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 alientated 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.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009
ISBN: 9780446547567
0446547565
Branch Call Number: FIC Spark 3558ad 1

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MplsPeggy
Mar 07, 2017

If this title were in the Young Adult Fiction section, I might not feel compelled to be as harsh as I do. This book was just awful. I rarely quit a book before at least finishing it, but I gave up after about 150 pages -- almost half way, but I couldn't stand to read another word. The plot might've developed into something interesting, but it was just so badly written, with very stilted dialogue and unlikeable characters, I couldn't bring myself to stick it out to the end. So much for the NY Time Bestseller List.

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jmstuber
Jul 11, 2016

Good and emotional book. Enjoyable read.

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Alison_Kelly
Jun 28, 2016

This books is very touching and shows the effects of how relationships between a parent and child can be rocked after a divorce. But when they are forced to spend time together they are able to start patching up the relationship.

Red_Rabbit_117 Jun 08, 2015

This book was very emotional and heartwarming. I definitely enjoyed this book!

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JanellJefferson
Apr 15, 2015

After reading this book. It's very touching. This is one of the most best books writen for young Adults who are experiencing young love.

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Oicks
Aug 10, 2014

One of Sparks' better novels. It provides lots of depth to the characters and many twists in the storyline.

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red_dog_3762
Jun 12, 2014

I loved this book even though it was sad. The main reason I liked the book was that it kept you wanting to read more.

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Marcyb69
May 01, 2014

Great book loved it! Sparks does it again! A beautiful Story! Book is way better than the movie. The movie messed up a few things.

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irishtemper
Jan 30, 2014

Book was so good!!!! Movie was ok. Would have been better if Miley Cyrus was not main character

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sapphicatthedisco
Jan 19, 2014

Sad, I loved Jonah

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sapphicatthedisco
Jan 19, 2014

- jonah: You just said you'd get a cookie if you wanted one. So why can't I? I'm not a little kid. I can make my own decisions.
- Ronnie: Hmm. I can see why this bothers you so
much.
- Jonah: It's not fair. If he wants a cookie, he can have one. If you want a cookie,
you can have one. But if I want a cookie, the rules don't count. Like you
said, it's not fair.
-Ronnie: So what are you going to do?
- Jonah: I'm going to eat a sandwich. Because I have to. Because the world isn't fair
to ten-year-olds."

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sapphicatthedisco
Jan 19, 2014

Jonah: "- Do you want a cookie?
Ronnie: What?
Jonah: - A cookie. Like an Oreo. Do you want one?
Ronnie:- No.
-Jonah: How can you not want a cookie?
-Ronnie: I just don't.
- Jonah: Okay, fine,let's say you did want a cookie. Let's say you were dying for a cookie, and there were cookies in the cupboard. What would you do?
-Ronnie: I'd eat a cookie?
-Jonah: Exactly. That's all I'm saying.
-Ronnie: What are you saying?
- Jonah: That if people want cookies, they should get a cookie. It's what people do.
- Ronnie: Let me guess. Dad won't let you have a
cookie?
-Jonah: No. Even though I'm practically starving to death, he won't even consider it. He says I have to have a sandwich first.
- Ronnie: And you don't think that's fair.

amarabrat1 Jun 29, 2013

Be Strong

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Melanieee
Jul 18, 2012

Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them more

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healice
Jul 16, 2012

"In just a little while, he would hold his son for the last time; today, he would say goodbye."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

“She was a stranger now, but she'd been a friend once, and that was enough for him.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

“He liked her; it was as simple as that.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

“In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

“He was ordinary in a world that loved the extraordinary.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

“I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That's how it often is. God's voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.”

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red_dog_3762
Jul 30, 2014

red_dog_3762 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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May 01, 2014

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Feb 09, 2013

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Oct 13, 2012

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Jan 16, 2012

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vchuynh
Jun 07, 2011

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2002Bookworm21
Jun 30, 2015

This book is about a seventeen-year-old girl named Ronnie who moves from New York to her dad's house in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is very frustrated about being there but ends up meeting some people who help her learn to enjoy her time there.

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red_dog_3762
Jul 30, 2014

In this book Ronnie goes to visit her dad for the summer.

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healice
Jul 16, 2012

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks begins as a teenage girl named Ronnie who visits her dad's house for the whole summer. In the beginning, she hated that place, loathed every single bit of it. But as the story progresses, she meets new people and falls in love with Will. She gets into trouble with some of her friends, and she deals with the trouble that her dad has fallen sick.

Saulia Jul 06, 2012

The book begins with the main character, Ronnie, going with her little brother to her father's house. She is reluctant at first, and falls into the wrong circle of friends, but she learns something about her father that turns her attitude around, and is able to enjoy her summer, meanwhile falling in love with Will. This story follows the viewpoints of all the main characters.

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Black_Panda_1
Jun 10, 2012

there was a huge misunderstanding between ronnie and her dad...:( but everythign was sorted out before he died :D

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

the book talks about a girl named ronnie who goes to carolina for the summer to visit her father.there she falls in love and gets to know her father very much...

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vchuynh
Jun 07, 2011

Ronnie, a recent high school graduate and rebel is forced to spend the summer with her Dad at a small beach town in Carolina instead of in her hometown in New York. She hates her dad for leaving the family and didn't have any contact with him for 3 years. She starts out rough, getting into the wrong crowd because of her rebellious nature. Then she gets framed for stealing when she is already on probation for shoplifting back in New York. However deep down inside she is a good girl, she gets to know a guy named Will and they fall in love. They realize it will be hard when he goes off to Vanderbilt for college and she goes back to New York. A few days before they separate, Ronnie finds out her dad has terminal cancer and will die soon. She stays in Carolina with her Dad for his last days. She quit piano because she was angry with her dad but the Summer changed her and their relationship. Her dad had been working on a song and Ronnie ends up finishing it and playing it for him in the last 2 weeks of his life. She ends up auditioning for Julliard and makes it as a student there. Will ends up transferring to Columbia.

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