Original title : The Last Song
Author : Nicholas Sparks
First published in : 2008
Genre : romance, young adult
Edition : Sphere
Pages : 390
Status : read in March 2012, reread in 2014 and 2015
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Synopsis : 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.
Review : I first read this book four years ago. I immediately fell in love with this story and the characters. It was the first time that I read a book by Nicholas Sparks and it marked the beginning of a long love story with his writing. Seriously, you laugh and then you cry and then you laugh again. Nicholas Sparks is a genius to play with emotions and you really cannot stay insensitive in front of such amazing and deep characters.
Each time I reread it, I cry even sooner than the last time, because I am always more attached to Ronnie, Steve, Jonah and Will.
If you haven’t read this book, I sincerely encourage you to do so 🙂