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Alternate Cover Edition can be found hereSeventeen-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 iAlternate Cover Edition can be found hereSeventeen-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....

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ISBN : 9780446547567
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 390 Pages
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The Last Song Reviews

  • valee
    2018-12-17 05:44

    OMG!!! Seriously, this book was amazing. I never thought I would love it the way I did, I mean, I knew I would like it, but not that I would be this crazy about it.My problem with other Sparks novels:His beginnings are always very slow , so until now I never gave more than 4 stars to any of his books. But that was not the case at all with this one.I loved every page of it. I never was dissatisfied at all, actually I couldn't stop thinking about the book. If you liked A Walk to Remember and The Notebook, you will love this one because for sure as it has the same style, while most Sparks' other books are of a different sort. The characters:Were should I start? Ronnie was a great character.To watch her grow and mature through the whole book was great, I loved to see how she went from a confused and rebel teenager to a full-grown young woman. She managed to end up satisfied with her life and proud for what she accomplished.Jonah, her younger brother, was the sweetest kid ever. I couldn't get enough of him. Every time he said 'awesooome' I just wanted to hug him forever,LOL. And Will... well, he is the boy you would love to take home and introduce to your parents, the kind of guy that once you get him you would never wanna set him free. I completely adored him. Every time he appeared and said something I melted. My heart was his from page one.And Steve, Oh, Steve. I loved him since page 1. I couldn't have asked for a better father figure for the kids. He was so patient and so what Ronnie needed. I was just so happy to see how he finally managed to get in good terms with his children again. But the best thing about this book was the process, to see how both of them started trusting and caring for their father once more. The book:I just loved how everything developed. Everything connected just right at the end. And what an ending. I love books with a HEA. Although this book will make you burst into tears like a cry-baby, SO BE READY and have some tissues at hand. seriously, I spent the last 100 pages crying and crying and CRYING. I'm not kidding with the tissues, you will really NEED them. This book was so heartbreaking at times that I felt my heart breaking into a million pieces. It touched me in ways I never thought a book could. I just loved this book and would strongly recommend it. =)

  • Joyzi
    2018-12-08 01:45

    (Is it just me or Milers really look stoned here*kidding*)Amazing book, it's kind of emotional and depressing in the end but still it has a happy ending. Ronnie was like a character that I can personally relate to and the dialogues are just humorous. It's kinda like predictable but all in all it's really meaningful and highly recommended to all Sparks fans.

  • Councillor
    2018-12-07 04:59

    When you look at modern Women's Fiction (or Chick Lit, as it is called for whatever reason), Nicholas Sparks is one of the few names you cannot turn away from that easily. He has written more novels than many other authors, most of them have become quite popular, and if you take a look at his Goodreads page, you might realize that thirteen of his novels have more than 100,000 ratings. There was only one author who I discovered to have more novels than Sparks with such an achievement on Goodreads.It's easy to figure out why people like this novel, and I understand and value all of the raving opinions. The concept is pretty interesting, too. A teenage-girl one step before entering adulthood trying to deal with life and the obstacles thrown at her, her dysfunctional family trying to hold together what hasn't already been shattered, and this gorgeous boy from neighborhood who is so sweet and courteous and attentive that it seems like Nicholas Sparks wants you as a reader to fall in love with him as well. And that's already the problem: I just don't buy it. People can be as beautiful as possible, but it's impossible to judge whether the soul behind that beauty is just as beautiful ... or maybe ugly. However, Sparks defined Will, the protagonist's love-interest, as sweet and beautiful and successful and ... did I mention beautiful? Throw in the facts that Will rescues endangered animal species, has a lot of friends and experience and is one of the best atheletes in his town. Let's summarize: He is the perfect guy.It seems like Nicholas Sparks wants to handle every stereotype available out there. He introduces the cruel, mean antagonist who finds pleasure in making life difficult for others, terrorizing them and treating women like shit. Guess the purpose of this? To make the perfect guy shine even brighter, of course. Nobody is as perfect as Will Blakelee, but Sparks seems to want his reader to believe just that. But allow me to question one thing: If Will had had the same character, but another appearance, not the Liam Hemsworth kind, but a not-so-attractive guy ... would the movie have been that successful then?I guess not.Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against romance novels. I liked Ronnie, the female protagonist, and the story of her family, I adored her little brother Jonah, and the writing was not as bad as I initially feared. But I do have something against novels defining love by how good-looking people are.

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    2018-11-29 03:05

    I wasn't able to fully appreciate this book the first time I've read it. I thought I should give this novel a chance, thus I read this again to see if I will like this more on the second time. I didn't like it, but rather I love it! I could see myself on Ronnie's shoes at family matters only. And how I wish that I have someone like Will in my life too just like Ronnie. hahaha!

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2018-11-25 00:46

    Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.comVeronica "Ronnie" Miller won't be eighteen until the end of the summer, so she has to follow her mom's rules and is off with her younger brother, Jonah, to spend the summer with her dad in a North Carolina beach town. Ronnie hasn't talked to her dad in over three years. He left New York City and their family and moved back to his hometown. Ronnie is rebellious and having been arrested for shoplifting back home, a quiet summer in North Carolina might be the best thing for her. At least that's what her mother thinks.Ronnie arrives with the intention of ignoring her dad. On her first night there she wanders the beach and meets a girl, Blaze, who seems okay. But Blaze is addicted to Marcus, and Marcus is bad news. And Marcus is interested in Ronnie. Ronnie can tell Marcus is trouble and tries to avoid him. But the triangle will ultimately create problems.On a brighter note, Jonah is totally content in North Carolina and with spending time with his father. He has no desire to return to New York City. Jonah has joined his father in creating a replacement stained glass window for a church that burned in town.As the summer unfolds, Ronnie falls in love with a local boy, Will. She discovers the wonders of Loggerhead turtles. And she learns to trust her father all over again. As the summer comes to a close, more than one tragedy occurs, and Ronnie must face some hard truths in her life.I have to admit that it's been a while since I truly loved one of Mr. Sparks' novels. Don't get me wrong, I do adore his work. But it's been ages since I sat down with one of his books and found myself with tears in my eyes. This was one of those rare stories. With about forty pages to go in the novel, I found myself with wet eyes and the sniffles.THE LAST SONG is already in movie post production starring Miley Cyrus as the rebellious Ronnie. With the main character being a teenager, and with subplots of rebellion and first love, THE LAST SONG is a novel that will appeal to a wide audience: teens and adults alike. With the addition of Miley in the title role when the movie is released, THE LAST SONG will find even wider circulation.As with all of Mr. Sparks' books, expect tears, joy, love, and ultimately redemption and forgiveness for many of the characters. The wonderful characters in THE LAST SONG will stay with you long after the final page is turned.

  • Jennie Smith
    2018-11-16 02:56

    I have always enjoyed Sparks’ books but we all know that we can only read his books at certain times (at least for me) because we CRY! I have heard about this one because I don’t live too terribly far from where it is filmed (my great pal Kathryn lives super close!!) and it was taunting me at Target last week. I bought it on Thursday, picked it up on Friday night to start reading it, went to bed reading it, picked it back up on Saturday and finished it! This is probably my favorite out of all of his books. I have read almost all of them and so far, this one takes the cake. Ronnie is such a relatable character to me on many levels and the whole first love/coming of age story is something that we have all experienced. I fell in love with the characters, cried when they cried (of course), got mad when they did stupid things, and was rooting for Ronnie the entire time. Throughout the novel, you see Ronnie’s complete transformation and realization as to who she is as defined by herself and not by those she surrounds herself with. So often we tend to adapt to those around us and do our best to fit it at any cost (emotionally, physically, etc.) and for the past few years that is what Ronnie has done. It is not until she is forced to come see her dad that she finds out who she is and what is truly important in life. This is Sparks’ longest novel and he couldn’t have done any better with it in my opinion. I highly recommend it to teens and adults alike and will definitely be going to see the movie at the end of March.

  • Chelsey the crazy cat lady
    2018-12-11 07:03

    Loved this book. It was different to the movie and went into more detail. I loved the ending better than the movie, after such a sad thing that happened I was glad Ronnie and Will get back together.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2018-12-09 01:04

    The last song, Nicholas SparksThe Last Song is a 2009 novel by American author Nicholas Sparks. The Last Song is Sparks' fourteenth published novel (fifteenth published book), and was written specifically as the basis for the film adaptation by the same name. It was released on September 1, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. The story revolves around the summer of Ronnie (Veronica) Miller's seventeenth year, during which she is sent to stay with her estranged father. Through their shared love of music, the duo reconnect. 17-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller is a troubled teenager who is 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 hometown of Wrightsville Beach, NC. Her mother decides that it would be in everyone's best interest if Ronnie and her 10-year-old brother, Jonah, spent the summer in Wrightsville Beach with Steve. Jonah is excited, while Ronnie can only wonder why her parents hate her so much as to send her there for the summer. ...تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هفدهم ماه جولای سال 2014 میلادیعنوان: آخرین آواز؛ نویسنده: نیکولاس اسپارکس؛ مترجم: معصومه دریاباری؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نشر گستر، 1390، در 371 ص، شابک: 9786005883275؛ موضوع: داستانهای آمریکایی قرن 21 مروايت زندگی دختری است كه پس از جدايی والدينش از همديگر، با مشكلاتی عاطفی رودرو می‌شود. نویسنده در این رمان از عشق، شادی، آرامش، صبر، مهربانی، خوبی، تعهد و جوانمردی و ... سخن میگوید و سعی دارد دنیایی زیبا برای خوانشگر کتاب خویش بیافریند. ا. شربیانی

  • Arlene
    2018-11-29 00:07

    I've read a few Sparks books and for the most part, I’ve really enjoyed them from beginning to end. However, The Last Song took me quite a while to get into, and I was very close to throwing in the towel and giving up. To be honest, I realized I went into reading it with a bad attitude.*is ashamed*I'll explain my resistance... two words... one person... Miley Cyrus. Not a huge fan of hers, so when I started this book, her image and voice resonated in my brain and it matched perfectly with Ronnie's (short for Veronica) character. Coupled with the fact that her attitude at the beginning of the novel was a huge turn-off, I was close to calling it quits... UNTIL something happened on page 127… Ronnie saved the sea turtles… oh sweet nibblets, she had to go and save the sea turtles and my attitude soften and I plowed through the rest of the book in a few short hours.Seventeen year old Ronnie Miller’s life was turned upside down when her parents divorced and her father moved away from New York to North Carolina. After three years of anger and alienation from her father, she is forced to spend the summer in Wilmington with her dad, a former concert pianist and teacher. During this summer of growth, revelation and maturity, Ronnie is faced with the possibility of mending her differences and coming to terms with her new reality.Overall, I feel this book isn’t one of Sparks strongest examples of his writing abilities, but it’s signature of his style to pull at your heart strings. I think what won me over was the main character’s demonstration of personal growth, maturity and compassion, but it took me a while to get there. Good book with a slow start but strong ending. I’m glad I didn’t give up because I ended up really liking it.

  • Laz
    2018-12-15 03:53

    “Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.”Astonishing good. It's my first Nicholas Sparks novel and I don't intend it to be my last after reading this. I like the way he writes and the way he depicts life in the most real way possible. This book had something true to it, well, it must have been the characters who had a vibe of realness in them that most books lack sometimes. Ronnie is a seventeen-year-old girl who's definitely have some issues with her parents. It all began three years ago when her parents got divorced and she never talked to her father ever again. This summer though she and her little brother have to spend her summer with their father in the little town where he lives. Ronnie starts mending her relationship with her father slowly and steadily while in the meantime she makes enemies and friends and most importantly falls in love with one of those guys she never liked or felt attracted to, but Will is the exception.Will is the only person in the world that can actually put up with Ronnie and her peculiar self she is most widely know for. He chases her and not for one minute does he give up on her until she's his. And they fall in love, they spend their summer together, always together, doing things together like watching over the turtle nest outside Ronnie's house because a raccoon has been seen lurking around. They kiss and they talk and they learn about each other. It's so beautiful. And so real. Which is why I loved it so much.I've certainly watched my share of romantic movies based on Mr. Spark's novels but I've never quite liked them that much that I would grab the book and read it but maybe it's just that the movies lack what his books have, that magic and realness because the movies seem somehow shallow..Well, okay, read this because it's heartbreaking and heartmending and it explores lots of things about the parent-kid relationship. That's about it. Thanks for reading!

  • Sharon
    2018-12-15 05:01

    After her parents divorced, seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller felt as if her world was crumbling around her, especially when her father decides to move from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years on and still Ronnie is angry and has a bad attitude especially towards her mother. In fact Ronnie is becoming a handful to say the least. Ronnie's mother decides the best thing is for her daughter is to spend the summer with her father. Ronnie's father is a former concert pianist and teacher who now lives a quiet life, but that may all change once Ronnie arrives. Could this be exactly what Ronnie needs or could it make things worse? An enjoyable story which I'm sure will be enjoyed by Nicholas Sparks fans and those alike.

  • Nikoleta
    2018-12-06 00:12

    Ένα πολύ γλυκό, τρυφερό και πολυυυυυυυ συγκινητικό βιβλίο. Είναι απλό αφηγηματικά και πολύ ευκολοδιάβαστο. Τα κεφάλαια αν και σε τριτοπρόσωπη αφήγηση, χωρίζονται ανά ήρωα, με την οπτική γωνία του καθένα κάθε φορά, με μια μικρή προτίμηση στην Ρονι.Το διάβασα πολύ ευχάριστα, αλλά σε ένα σημείο προς το τέλος μου το χάλασε, (εσείς που το διαβάσατε ξέρετε σε τι αναφέρομαι, εσείς που θα το διαβάσετε θα καταλάβετε) θεωρώ ότι το τράβηξε οοοσο μπορούσε για να βγάλει συγκίνηση. Δεν ήταν ανάγκη! Εκεί ψυχοπλακώθηκα! Φυσικά όλο εκείνο το κομμάτι δεν το διάβασα. Αφού παρακάλεσα για έλεος, το πέρασα κ πήγα παρακάτω!!! Δεν μπορώ να κλαίω στα βιβλία βρε παιδιά, με πιάνει η καρδιά μου! Στο σύνολο του πάντως αρκετά καλό! 3,5/5 αστεράκια

  • Carolina Stroschein
    2018-11-29 07:04

    • "Primero tienes que aprender perdonarte a ti misma" • Siguiendo su estilo romántico y dramático que tanto lo caracterizan, Nicholas Sparks nos vuelve a emocionar con "La última canción", una novela de amor y de perdón.Todo comienza en las vacaciones de verano, cuando una adolescente de 17 años rebelde y hostil se ve obligada a pasar el verano en un pueblo de Carolina del Norte con su papá y su hermano menor. Ronnie, que no se habla con su padre desde que se divorció de su madre, no puede esperar a ser mayor de edad y poder tomar sus propias decisiones. Así, decide ignorar a su padre, un profesor de piano que desde chica le inculcó el amor por la música.Lo que comienza como un verano intolerablemente eterno, pronto se torna en un punto de inflexión para Ronnie, al conocer a Will, un atractivo jugador de vóleibol y voluntario en el acuario, y enamorarse por primera vez de un chico. Así, comenzamos a ver poco a poco la gran evolución de Ronnie a lo largo de la novela, al tener que aceptar que, a veces, las cosas no son nada simples y que las personas suelen equivocarse.Sin embargo, me arriesgaría a decir que el primer amor no es la temática central de la novela, sino un método de distracción que utiliza el autor para hacer que el lector se encariñe con los personajes y se vaya metiendo dulcemente en la historia. Con todo, a medida que el verano se va acercando a su final, un triste giro de los acontecimientos toma a Ronnie desprevenida y la acercará a su padre, lo que la hará redescubrir la importancia del amor entre un padre y sus hijos. Como consecuencia, y en alusión al título de la novela, ambos compartirán una vez más su amor por la música para componer juntos la última canción."La última canción" es una novela preciosa que logra emocionar al lector hasta las risas y hasta las lágrimas.Una frase:–Tienes que aprender a perdonar.Ronnie cruzó los brazos.–Ya he perdonado a Will. Le he dejado mensajes...Incluso antes de que pudiera hablar su padre empezó a sacudir la cabeza.–No estoy hablando de Will. Primero tienes que aprender a perdonarte a ti misma.

  • Jenny
    2018-11-25 03:47

    JIMINY CRAP!!!!!!!!! THIS BOOK WAS SO FREAKING GOOD.And those were understatements. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO KNOWS HOW TO READ MUST READ THIS!!! Geezz. I cried a lot.Half way through the book, I decided I would download the osp for the movie. And while reading, I was listening to the song over and over again. It didn't bother me. It actually made me appreciate the book more. A long time a go, after reading The Choice, I swore to myself I will never read a Nicholas Sparks's book again until my friend told me this was good. I borrowed and put MAGYK aside to read this.And I will never regret it.I told you, half way till end, I was listening to Miley Cyrus sing 'When I look at you'. I don't even like her but the song was great. I remembered going inside my room when I reached chapter 30 because I knew something will happen and will bring me to tears. Then I read Chapter 31. I cried so so much. And when i finished crying, I'll hear the chorus of the song, and read more touching scenes and I will cry again. I repeated that process over and over and over again. It's just so sad that this book isn't mine..haha I didn't cry over a book ever that way. Well, I cried when I read New Moon when Edward left Bella but this was different. It's so touching and I felt my world falling apart as I read. Its simply beautiful. I love it. I love the characters especially Ronnie's brother. He's so funny and adorable. I wouldn't miss watching this film.Please. Read this. Not reading this would be like never having to taste chocolate. Or never having to see colors. This book is brilliant.

  • Aisyah(´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡
    2018-11-18 02:10

    This is my fav nick sparks book ever! Which is saying something because his other book, A Walk to Remember is heartwrenchingly beautiful and made me bawl like a baby! One of the main reasons why I adore this book is the writing, I love how the characters interact with each other and everyone has their sassy pants on. I had fun reading this book :DI've been fangirling during the cute moments between Ronnie and Will. They banter and kid around with each other a lot, but you could also sense the connection and chemistry between the two of them. Their relationship feels real, it relies on mutual respect and trust which I really like because it doesn't promote any elements of the infamous insta-love theme *shudders*. They were frenemies at first but of course the love between them develops into something much deeper...This book has multiple POVs, each person has their own voice/writing style, my favorites are of course, Ronnie and Will's. I've read a couple of books where everyone sounds the same, thankfully this wasn't the case. What makes this book different is that we also get POV from the antagonists, which brings a different angle, and also better understanding of events that happened in the book. Although I kinda feel guilty for skipping some of the parts from Ronnie's dad cause it's boring (sorry). Beware though, this book made me cry like a whole lot due to unexpected feels. So make sure there are tissues near you, just in case.P.S Nick Sparks wrote this book especially for Miley. She's awesome :)Update 2/2/17I wrote this review back in 2013 but I just wanna add this here because I'm a big fan of Miley (seriously her song, Adore You remains my favorite of hers) and I was struck with a wave of nostalgia when I saw it on Instagram because it's just like that moment in the car when they sang together, but only now it's Miley and Liam <3

  • The Translation Abbey
    2018-12-09 05:51

    "La vida era como una canción. En el comienzo, hay misterio, al final, hay una confirmación, pero es en el medio donde todas las emociones se asientan para hacer que todo valga la pena". ¡¡Amé, amé, AMÉ este libro!!Sin embargo... ¡a leer con Kleenex! Los que vieron la peli, ya están prevenidos de que se puede terminar así:...o así...o, como en mi caso, así:

  • Bree T
    2018-12-13 04:02

    I finished The Last Song and have sufficiently recovered from the thumping toothache it gave me from being so saccharine and sweet. Even after finishing it and mulling it over a bit, I’m still not entirely sure I liked it. I think I’m leaning very much towards no.Veronica “Ronnie” Miller is 17 and going through 'that' stage. She’s disrespectful to her mother, she goes out partying and clubbing in New York where she lives and she’s also had a slight run in with the law due to some shoplifting. And she’s less than thrilled when her mother packs her and her brother Jonah off to spend the summer in Nowhere, North Carolina with their dad. Their dad left three years ago and Ronnie hasn’t spoken to him since. And she’s definitely not interested in spending 3 months with him.Ronnie is all types of attitude from the get-go. She meets a girl named Blaze at the local sort of carnival/fair on her first night and takes off with her and three older, trouble-written-all-over-them boys up the beach. She takes off the next morning refusing to tell her father where she was going and stays out until 2am. To be honest, if I’d have read this book when I was 17 and fighting for my own adult independence and freedom, I might have empathized with Ronnie a little. But quite frankly, she just struck me as a brat who needed a bit of a kick up the wazoo.Essentially, The Last Song is a coming of age story about Ronnie growing some self-awareness and some self-respect but it’s done so fakely that I could just not get into it. Apart from the whole ridiculous storyline with Blaze and her semi-boyfriend Marcus, there’s Will Blakelee thrown into the mix. Will is rich. Will is handsome. Will becomes enamored with Ronnie and the purple streaks in her hair and her black nailpolish from the first moment he collides with her on Ronnie’s first night in town. They have several misunderstandings but it turns out that they like each other. They both think the other is different. They date. They fall in love! Oh no, Will’s rich and snobby mother doesn’t approve! Oh no, Marcus is lurking around causing trouble!So many things happen in this book that just seem entirely unnecessary. The whole shoplifting thing with Blaze. The whole Marcus wrecking Will’s sisters wedding thing. And then of course, there is the Reveal That Changes Ronnie Completely. It’s such a trite, clichéd ending whereby girl learns the error of her selfish teenage ways and ascends the throne into adulthood over the course of about the last third of the summer. I usually like happy endings, and even though this one is kind of two parts sad with one part perfection, I was still extremely dissatisfied. This story was just so full of nauseating moments that I just couldn’t really enjoy it. Even when Nicholas Sparks tries to make rebellious, evil characters, it doesn’t quite ring true. They don’t seem all that fleshed out – more like what he thinks antagonists should be. Even Ronnie at her wildest was pretty tame for a teenager. She went to all sorts of clubs in New York City and never even had a drink.There was also far too much religion in the latter part of this book for me to stomach. Sparks seems quite religious, God and religion was a bit of a theme in Dear John too, but it was much more prevalent in this book. All the praying and the God’s way and God’s will at the end got a bit much for me personally. Some people might really identify with that but I find heavy handed religion pretty off putting in novels.I hear a lot of criticism about Sparks about his novels being pretty cookie-cutter. After Dear John I thought that if they were all like that, it’d be quite possible those critics were right. But The Last Song stepped it up to a whole new level! This book is no different from a thousand teenage romance stories out there. I think that might do me for Nicholas Sparks – for the foreseeable future anyway.

  • mary
    2018-11-19 02:52

    Αν και μέχρι τώρα δεν είχα διαβάσει κανένα βιβλίο του Nicholas Sparks, ήμουν ήδη μεγάλη θαυμάστρια του καθώς έχω δει όλες τις ταινίες που βασίζονται στα βιβλία του και τις έχω αγαπήσει σχεδόν όλες, μάλιστα μια από αυτές είναι η πιο αγαπημένη μου ταινία(το a walk to remember).Το τελευταίο τραγούδι εξ αρχής μου είχε αρέσει σαν ιστορία οπότε ήμουν σίγουρη πως θα λατρέψω και το βιβλίο όπως και έγινε.Η δεκαεφτάχρονη Ρόνι είναι αναγκασμένη μαζί με τον μικρότερο αδερφό της τον Τζόνα, να περάσει το καλοκαίρι στο σπίτι του πατέρα της με τον οποίο έχουν να μιλήσουν εδώ και τρία χρόνια, από τότε που οι γονείς της πήραν διαζύγιο.Αν και το καλοκαίρι της προμηνύεται εντελώς βαρετό, τα πάντα θα ανατραπούν όταν θα γνωρίσει τον γοητευτικό Γουίλ.Η αρχική αντιπάθεια που αισθάνεται για εκείνον σύντομα θα μετατραπεί σε ένα μεγάλο έρωτα που θα την κάνει να δει τα πάντα εντελώς διαφορετικά.Παράλληλα θα έρθει πιο κοντά με τον πατέρα της και η Ρόνι σύντομα θα συνειδητοποιήσει πόσο σημαντικό είναι να ανοίγεις την καρδιά σου και να βρίσκεις τη δύναμη να συγχωρείς.Είναι γνωστό πως ο Nicholas Sparks είναι μάστερ του ρομάτζου οπότε δεν περίμενα τίποτε λιγότερο από αυτόν, και παρόλο που μερικές φορές το παρακάνει ξέρει πώς να φτιάχνει μια όμορφη και αληθινή ρομαντική ιστορία.Η Ρόνι είναι ένας από τους χαρακτήρες που αγαπώ ιδιαίτερα γιατί είναι αρκετά δυναμική και θαραλλέα σε σχέση με τις υπόλοιπες ηρωίδες του συγγραφέα.Μερικές φορές γίνεται κυνική και ξεροκέφαλη αλλά δεν μπορεί με τίποτα να αποβάλλει την συναισθηματικότητα που την διακατέχει.Δεν ξέρω μάλλον μου αρέσει επειδή μου θυμίζει εμένα.Ο Γουίλ από την άλλη ίσως φαντάζει υπερβολικά τέλειος αλλά ο συγγραφέας καταφέρνει και σε αυτόν το χαρακτήρα να προσδώσει βάθος και να τον κάνει συμπαθή όχι μόνο λόγω της εξωτερικής του εμφάνισης αλλά και της ψυχής του.Ο λόγος που το τελευταίο τραγούδι έχει μια τόσο ξεχωριστή θέση στην καρδιά μου είναι το γεγονός ότι σε σχέση με τις υπόλοιπες ιστορίες του Nicholas Sparks δεν επικεντρώνεται απλά στο ρομαντικό κομμάτι αλλά και στις οικογενειακές σχέσης και συγκεκριμένη στη σχέση πατέρα και κόρης.Η σχέση της Ρόνι και του Στηβ είναι ιδιαίτερα τεταμένη στην αρχή στην πορεία όμως εξελίσσεται σε κάτι πολύ δυνατό και όμορφο.Όπως πάντα ο Sparks ξέρει να δημιουργεί ένα δραματικό φινάλε γεμάτο συγκίνηση και πόνο αλλά και ελπίδα και αισιοδοξία.Ίσως να είχα απολαύσει ακόμη περισσότερο το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο, αν δεν είχα ήδη δει ένα εκατομμύριο φορές την ταινία, δεν σημαίνει όμως σε καμία περίπτωση ότι δεν είναι ένα πολύ όμορφο και συγκινητικό βιβλίο.Ο Sparks πάντα ξέρει μέσα από τις ιστορίες του να περνά σπουδαία μηνύματα για την οικογένεια, την αγάπη, τον έρωτα και την ελπίδα.Ξέρω ότι πολλοί βρίσκουν γλυκανάλατα τα βιβλία του καθώς θεωρούν ότι περιγράφει πράγματα που δεν συμβαίνουν στην πραγματικότητα όμως νομίζω πως αυτή η άποψη είναι λάθος. Δημιουργεί αληθινές και ανθρώπινες ιστορίες που απλά οι άνθρωποι τις βρίσκουν ανόητες γιατί φοβούνται ή δεν μπορούν να βιώσουν τόσο δυνατά συναισθήματα.Εγώ πάντως θα δηλώνω πάντα πολύ μεγάλη θαυμάστρια των υπέροχων δημιουργημάτων μου γιατί με βοηθούν να ελπίζω και ονειρεύομαι!

  • Katie
    2018-12-01 05:43

    I first read this book 8 or 9 years ago before the movie came out and I absolutely loved it (I also loved the movie and it is a fairly good adaptation but the book is better. The book is almost always better). I am glad to say that years later, my opinion on the book hasn't changed and I loved it just as much this time around.When I was younger, I used to love all of Nicholas Sparks's books. It was around when this one came out that my feelings towards his books started to change. I read this one, Dear John, and The Lucky One all around the same time (and I do like all of them, but this one is my favorite of the three) and maybe it was because I was a little older than when I started reading his books, but I started noticing a pattern in all of his stories that made them slightly less enjoyable as I continued to read. (view spoiler)[ (Using the spoiler tag just in case) Each story has romance and tragedy. Someone will die no matter, whether or not it's absolutely vital to the story. In this book, it kind of is, and I think that's why I liked this one better than the other two I mentioned. (hide spoiler)] Because of that, I haven't read any of his books in years, but I am so glad I reread this book.In this book, Ronnie has just graduated high school in NYC and she and her 10 year old brother are being sent to live with their dad in Wilmington, North Carolina for the summer. Ronnie hasn't spoken to her dad in the 3 years since her parents divorced, and she doesn't want to be anywhere near him or in North Carolina. Throughout the novel, we see how Ronnie's relationship with her dad changes by her being forced to spend the summer there, as well as seeing her fall in love for the first time. Nicholas Sparks's books aren't for everyone, and I get that. But I think this is one of his strongest works (that I've read) and I particularly love seeing Ronnie's growth throughout the book. Also, I am basically in love with Will, lol. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy contemporary stories, with both strong family elements and first loves.

  • Eleanor
    2018-12-11 00:00

    An angst-ridden teenager. Placed in a foreign location. A boy (for no apparent reason) falls for her. She starts to show her real personality. She and her father reconnect. Her father coughs. Revelations start coming out of everywhere. Her mother is not so great after all. Her dad's dying (see above: cough). She verbally abuses the boy and he kindly takes it, because he's a gentlemen. He leaves. Her dad dies. She's matured as a person. She goes home and completes the task her father left her with. The boy returns. They kiss. The end. As with every other book written (by Sparks and others), this book follows the typical teen plotline. There is nothing fascinating, compeling or unique. There is nothing endearing about the aggressive Ronnie and nothing deep or revealing about her relationship with Will, there only connection seems to be angst. Her parents got divorced. His kid brother died. If you want to be manipulated to the point of tears, then at least have the decency to pick the *slightly* better "The Notebook" not this shallow "The Last Song."

  • Natalie
    2018-11-29 01:44

    I really liked this book! I just finished it. About the middle of the book something really shocking happens. I would have never guessed it happened. I almost came into tears some parts of the book was so sad. This is totally a girl book! Romance- Not bad romance. Relationship. Once you read the book you get why The Last Song is such a good title! And why it's The Last Song. The reason for why it's called The Last Song is sad. I decided to give this book a try because I saw the preveiw for the movie and it looked good. I also gave this book a try because Nicholas Sparks wrote one of my favorite movies. A Walk to Remember. Good movie!-Girl movie.

  • Victoria
    2018-11-27 06:00

    “Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing... worthwhile.”The Last Song is my first Nicholas Sparks' book and I am positively certain this book will not be my last. The Last Song is a heartfelt story about first love, loss, the common problems of a teenager's life and is filled with many emotions and stunning, but imperfect characters that develop throughout the novel. It's a quick summer read that portrays many realistic feelings of the characters, good writing (that isn't overly descriptive), fun/sad experiences of life, and has a great solid storyline from beginning to end. The Last Song is told from multiple points of views and to me, it was the annoying part of the book because I don't really like switching from multiple points of views. I'm the type of person who prefer to read only in one multiple point of view. That's just me! I find it a bit confusing, but it was something that I had to adjust to as I read more and from then on, the reading experience was more enjoyable.The Last Song is written to tell about a 17-year old girl, Veronica (Ronnie) Miller, who is forced to go to New York City during the summer to visit her father along with her brother. Ronnie is a stubborn, rebellious teenager who is angry partially due to the fact that her parents had divorced three years ago and her beloved father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Her mother thought that it would be best for Ronnie to go visit her father to try to tie their fragile bond together and be more close. While living in North Carolina, she experiences first love, loss, and many drama and everything she thought she knew comes crashing down on her...At first, Ronnie is a rebellious and kind of an irritating person, but also deep down, Ronnie is a really kind person with flaws and is a very caring person who will fight for anything she believes in. Basically, she is your average teenager who has spunk and humor that I really enjoyed. We get to glimpse Ronnie's damaged and very flawed side and we can understand where she is coming for. Nicholas Sparks does a great job of portraying these emotional feelings and excellent character depth! The romance was developed very well and even though it was corny, it was absolutely adorable and beautiful to witness this newly love affair. Many sweet moments of deep stolen kisses and meaningful conversation played a likeable aspect of the book.My favorite part in The last Song was the relationship between Ronnie and her father and how it strengthened and developed over time by communication, memories, special times, and music. It was absolutely perfect, real, and has a unique charm to it! We also get to see how Ronnie changes during the course of the book and how she still remains strong during the sad/devastating moments of her life. It was something..amazing to see...The storyline was also really entertaining and flowed well with ease and moderate pace. The Last Song is a beautiful coming-of-age book about first love, family, loss, and plenty of drama. I would recommend this book to those who enjoyed heartfelt, endearing contemporary novels or those who are fans of Nicholas Sparks! “Emotions come and go and can't be controlled so there's no reason to worry about them. That in the end, people should be judged by their actions since in the end it was actions that defined everyone.”

  • Renadjr
    2018-11-26 22:58

    More than 5 stars ,I enjoyed reading it from the first word to the last word of it , It was a light reading, and PERFECT

  • Tasos Anastasopoulos
    2018-11-24 02:00

    First of all you should excuse me in advance since this is only the first ever review that I write not only for a book but for well whatever...and well also apart from that it's the first book I've read since at least ten years ago...and that's not all hehe,until now I was used to reading a different style of books...Having a first view of the book I could tell that probably I don't belong to the "target group" that this novel is more suitable for...the plot and well Nicholas Sparks previous ones indicated that it's mostly women and especially young ages one that will most likely to be fond of reading it... It looked to have all those things inside that men are making fun of women reading...romance...nice landscaping...a young girl falling in love...and well too many thrilling moments expected that could cause many tears like always (judging by his movies at least...never had the chance to have a book of him in the past)So starting reading it well it confirmed that his style is most like expected but somehow it was really really interesting...having each chapter based in each character's prespective gave me a total view of how everybody was thinking making it hard to turn off the e-book only when I really had no choice because I should deal with some other things of major importance :)It surely contains drama,but much more than just that...there is no doubt that he knows how to write...has the ability of describing everything with such a detail that actually transfers you at the scene of the place,he has really nice dialogues authentic ones...it is certain that Sparks in fact studied the characters really well...Jonah,Ronnie,Will,Steve are talking with everyone having his/her own style really based to the age to the livings of every person...very smart lines,specially the ones were the young couple uses to tease each other probably the most amusing ones and perhaps a source of inspiration of every young one wants to flirt with someone in a nice way without provoking at all...just words to cause the other one to smile,not provoking ones...teaching the readers how to approach the person of the opposite sex in a sweet and innocent way :)On the other hand of course this book has a bit of censorship...no swearing and cursing...by none of the characters though there are also some "bad boys" in the story that it's impossible not to have "non allowed" words in their vocabulary...no alcohol or drug scenes...it's like some american teen series which avoid to show certain things in order not to shock their audience...but ok in a way it's respectfulAbout the story well it's really nice to promote the idea of real love not only between a guy and a girl but the most fundemental one which is between a parent and a child and vice versa...how this love can grow...what it really means sacrificing things that you like in order to please the one you love... Sparks has the majestic charisma of dealing with things that really bothered each one of us...not knowing how to solve a problem when occuring...calculating any possible consequence of our actions...it's like he knows that every reader had to actually deal with a similar issue earlier in his/her life...In my opinion the book reaches its peak when finally the turtle "phenomenon" takes place...after that it seems that everything is happening too fast...days pass by one after another...weeks..months...and though it still remains really fascinating to read it creates like a wish that it should more slowly so we should have had the chance to read even more...it ended really quickly so that's the main reason that I put 4 instead of 5 starts...I wanted more...hehe :)Now I know how the ideal father looks like..the ideal daughter...the ideal brother or sister...boyfriend...girlfriend...friends...perhaps the only type of person that you cannot learn from how to be in this novel is mother...but ok it's mostly cause there aren't involved so much in the story...so in case you belong to any of those types...and I am sure everyone of us has at least a friend or and definitely has as well a girlfriend and a boyfriend...so we can all learn what to do...to picture ourselves being one of Last Song's characters..and hopefully not Marcus...Hmmm the conclusion of the whole book...I should carry on reading books and I wonder what made me stop...novels like this motivate me for sure to start finding another one as well...and well with a bit of luck to make a better review next time... :pLast by not least I would like to thank the person who made me deal with books as well and invited me also to join "Goodreads" and opened my eyes in many ways to reconsider things and how life should be...do everything based on your love to others..to your beloved and the winner will be you :)

  • Brianna ☯
    2018-12-12 22:49

    4.5 Stars I originally heard aboutThe Last Songbecause the movie was coming out some years ago. I watched the movie and fell in love. Eventually I thought to buy the book and it sat on my shelf for the longest time. Finally I picked it up and I'm so very glad I did.I can't began to explain how much more I love the book rather than the movie. It was just so much more insightful to the characters and their stories.Plot-I knew the plot and all the twists going in so I thought I wouldn't enjoy it as much because I've technically been spoiled. But that wasn't the case, if anything I enjoyed the plot more. The love story was pretty spot on, even though sometimes it felt like insta love just like in the movie.( gosh it was worse in the movie) Yes the romance did feel cheesy and cliche but it was so powerful at the same time. I loved seeing Ronnie shape into a better person because she was falling in love and maturing. But the best part of the plot happened at the end. I don't want to give anything away just in case you haven't read it, but it is so shattering. It broke my heart and filled it with joy at the same time to see Ronnie and Steve interact with each other on such a deep level. The ending really hit close to home because my uncle is in the same situation and I love him with all my heart and I loved seeing how Ronnie coped with everything. It made me finally realize that life isn't always planned and unexpected things happen but you have to deal with it and be happy no matter what.Characters-I didn't think I could love the characters any more than I already do. But again I was wrong. The book developed all these characters even more beautifully. It really surprised me when I read about the true story lines and backgrounds of Marcus, Ronnie, Will, Steve and Blaze. I was especially surprised at what was in store for some of these characters(Blaze and Marcus). Being inside Will and Ronnie's head was so freaking enjoyable because I got to see them fall in love more vividly. Now here is where the tears came. Steve. Reading his point of view was heartbreaking. Reading his letters were heart breaking. Everything about his story line is heart breaking. I can't begin to tell you how much I cried during the end of the book because of him. He was so free spirited and care free.Nicholas Sparkstruly inspired me with this character and I don't think any other character could trump Steve. Ever. He was that amazing. Writing- Nicholas Sparksis a very talented writer. The writing in this was absolutely beautiful and life changing. His writing has such a lyrical tone and everything he wrote inspired something inside of me. He knew how to describe certain things down to a science. His details were intricate and vivid. He knew what not to drag on about and what to emphasize. His writing was magical in this book and he carried this whole book out perfectly with it. The reason I dock half a star was because at some points I got bored but it only last for like a page and then everything went back to being spectacular.Overall-This book was all around amazing and I'm so very happy to have finally read aNicholas Sparksbook. I can definitely recommend this to everyone out there! I don't think anyone could hate this book and if they did, then they don't have a heart. The writing is phenomenal and powerful. The characters are so well developed and you will fall in love with them, except maybe two.

  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    2018-12-03 02:01

    The Last Song is by far so much better than the movie. Hands down. There are so many details that were not done in the movie that Sparks truly made the book feel complete and perfect. Since Nicholas Sparks wrote it, it is already a given that it will be sad. He always adds a dramatic twist at the end of his books, which is why I enjoy reading them! I will not spoil what happens but he gives indications early on as to what will occur so it becomes predictable. However, the ending of this book is so bittersweet and adorable that made me love it even more. What bothers me is that this book is not only about a romance as what the movie depicts it to be. This book is about rebuilding a relationship between father and daughter. Their relationship as the book continues becomes genuine and beautiful. It makes you truly value one's own relationship with their parents. It took a few chapters to really get into it but by the middle I could not put it down til the end. A must read for everyone. I definitely recommend it to all. And bevare you are going to cry-A LOT! Of course, If I could change one thing about this book, I wouldn't want it to be so predictable, especially when it got towards the end. But The Last Song is a page turner! I enjoyed reading it and I believe anyone who reads it will enjoy it as well! Sparks does a fabulous job writing this novel it is a love story that also ties in how people can have family problems as well as trouble with friends. Not to mention it is an easy read and everyone can connect to at least one aspect this book has to offer.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-18 03:08

    As most of you know, I LOVE Nicholas Sparks. I did find this book very predictable more so than most of his other books. I can see where it would appeal to the "younger" crowd. The main character is 17 yrs old and with Miley Cyrus having a say in the character's name and a dedication in front of the book, it is sure to be a seller among young teen readers! However, I am not sure how I feel about this book. The story is sad, frustrating and unrealistic at times. I don't like the way the mother handled the "divorce" situation, I think that the 17 year old was a disrespectful to her family and with no real consequences. It seems that the younger brother is made out to be a bit whiny (but he is only 10 yrs old). I like how the relationship between the father/daughter ended up but I feel sad that so many years were lost because of a misunderstanding that the mother was aware of. Without giving too much away, I would have to say yes, I liked it but not my favorite. The movie should be out soon so we will see how it all plays out. I gave it 2 stars, possibly 3. It was a little escape from life's crazy, busy days! Enjoy it, just don't expect too much.

  • Suzanne
    2018-11-19 23:49

    I read this on a summer holiday, I recall being in a caravan and also being at the beach at the time. Isn't it funny the things that we remember whilst revisiting a book. This was a really nice story, Mr Sparks will always deliver a sweet story with angst and emotion, and always a message thrown in for reflection as well.

  • Laura
    2018-12-12 22:52

    Buddy read with my good friend Joanne

  • Serena
    2018-12-09 04:58

    COME ON? What's with the picture perfect reviews on this book?This book has nothing appealing to it. I don't know what it is about Nicholas Sparks but his books always give that sort of dull, sameish vibe to it. Apart from The Notebook, his other books are basically the same. This book is no exception. There is honestly nothing special. It's about this kid Ronnie who likes to party but is actually a smart girl who reads, get this, Anna Karenina. Still, she manages to screw herself over and hang out with the wrong crowd and then get framed for stealing. She's pissed off at the world but mostly, it's directed at her dad. Then she sees this hot guy (who is of course, your sterotypical hot guy searching for a girl who just 'gets him' yaknow?). Romance ensues. It doesn't help that I can't get freakin Miley Cyrus out of my head every time I'm picturing Ronnie. Her fish face in the movie really made me want to just pull my hair out. Good thing I didnt actually watch it in a theatre but rather illegally (see this is why movies are uploaded online). Nicholas Sparks tailored this book to Miley Cyrus which explains a lot about why I can't stand Ronnie (who is actually a lot smarter and sweeter than the actress who plays her).But this really has less to do with my dislike of Miley Cyrus and more with how these novels get really tiring to read, especially since so many teenage girls squeal about how AMAZING it is. No, it's not. Go read Wuthering Heights. Pride and Prejudice. Lord of the Rings. REAL FICTION. Not this crap.