Monday, May 10, 2010

Stacy Recommends The Last Song by Nicolas Sparks

The Last Song by Nicolas 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 about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them.

My opinion.....
I really enjoyed this book, yes there was a cheesy love story but I thought the book was more about Ronnie and her dad, Steve. Which to me is great since I have not read many books that focus on father/daughter relationships unless it's a corrupt relationship. Reading Nicholas Sparks you expect to cry a little, which I did when I read this book. I also loved the way this book used music. Music is a huge part of this book and I think that music reaches out to people in many different ways, which I enjoyed how music was present and absent from this book all at the same time. I am a little disappointed that there is a movie coming out, starring Miley Cyrus of all people. I will more than likely not be seeing this movie.

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