I hadn’t intended to seek out this book to read, nor did I have any desire to rush out and see Miley Cyrus in the new movie. Simply by chance my good friend said she had a new audio book that I could borrow. Only the next day when I popped it in the CD player, did I realize that the new movie and this book were one and the same. Don’t get me wrong, I love Nicholas Sparks, my favorite novel of his being The Choice.
So let me get down to business. This book was amazing! The main objective of any author is to find a way to connect with the readers, of which Sparks is a master. Whether you are a teenager, an adolescent, a father, a mother, a brother, a survivor, a sister, a friend, or animal lover; you will find a part of this story to connect with. But it’s the characters that will play upon your heart strings and carry you from page to page with growing anticipation.
A troubled teenage girl on the precipice of becoming an adult is taken to stay with her father, whom she hasn’t spoken to in three years, for the entire summer. Ronnie, short for Veronica, will find friends, discover love, withstand heartbreak, truly find herself and face unimaginable loss all in the short time of a summer vacation.
Steve is hoping that having his children, Ronnie and Jonah, with him for the summer will mend fences and bring them all closer together. Although, any attempt to get closer to Ronnie, only results in the opposite effect. Jonah on the other hand, has no trouble enjoying his summer with dad and unintentionally annoying his sister, often.
As much as I’d love to tell you more about this book, too many clues would only give away the whole puzzle. What I can tell you is that this masterpiece on the written page had me riveted; my heart broke and was reborn through the story and characters composed by Sparks. The Last Song did the impossible, it made me cry. No matter your usual type of book, this is just the type you should read.
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Five stars are like six-pack abs on a really tan, hunky guy not wearing much. They make us drool, we stroke them (the books, not the guys! - sometimes the guys...) and want to make sweet, sweet love to them. Five stars is the hottest, we mean, highest honor.
Four stars is a total hunkalicious of burning love, but maybe we didn't like his hair for some reason. We still think he's hot, and we're still going to recommend him, we mean, the book, to readers because it's a damn fine ass, we mean book.
Three stars = that awkward guy at the party. He's cute and you know he's cute, and if you look at him the right way, he even looks like Brad Pitt a little, but there are flaws. Surprisingly, he's good in bed (because you got drunk and shit happens).
Remember that - yeah we don't either.
One star is like expecting a somewhat attractive guy and being sent a Grumpy cat meme. We appreciate the effort, but no. This book was not for us. Grumpy cat might want to use it for litter though.