#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.
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1 . Sparks
Posted April 28, 2011 by Wendy , ArlingtonLove all of Nicolas Sparks books. Love them!!
2 . Best book ever!!!
Posted April 01, 2011 by jewel , richmondI really wanted to see the movie but I never got the chance so I decided to get the book. I am so happy I did because this book shows sooo much more detail that helps you understand the movie. I LOVE this book but I will say it is definitely an emotional rollercoaster. I recommend this to anyone. Great Job, Nicholas Sparks!!!
3 . AMAZING!!!
Posted February 10, 2011 by Kimberly , WaldorfThis book was absolutely amazing. I was hooked from the very first page all the way to the end. The storyline was fantastic and the ending was great. But beware, you will cry . . . a lot. Nicholas Sparks has a wonderful way with words and he will keep you wanting more. The book was soooooooo much better than the movie, and if you haven't seen the movie yet, read the book first . . . you'll understand the movie a whole lot better. The book has amazing detail. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!
4 . An enjoyable read
Posted November 18, 2010 by Jessica , NashvilleI am not generally a fan of Nicholas Sparks ... I enjoy the movie adaptations of his books more. But I have to admit that I really enjoyed this book. There was a development to the characters that added depth to the story that was absent in the movie. I'm glad I chose to give this one a chance.
5 . I Loved this Book!!!
Posted November 16, 2010 by Emily , New JerseyThe Last Song is one of my favorite books. It made me cry one page and smile another which not many authors can do. I could not stop reading. I saw the movie and it also made me cry. The book made me feel like I was going through what Ronnie(the main character) was. I felt like i was there in her shoes. I thought the book was soo amazing!!!
6 . One of his best!
Posted October 02, 2010 by Ashley , KentuckyI still haven't seen the movie, but I was glad that he decided to go ahead and write the book! I loved the book and the characters and I really loved how it didn't stick to his normal format of a love story between and boy and girl, but went also to a love story between a daughter and her father. I loved how he took a character that you wanted to smack some sense into at the beginning of the book to a heroine at the end that you'd grown to love and root for. By far one of his best and I cannot wait to see the movie!
7 . Great
Posted September 07, 2010 by Carla G , Omaha,NEThe book was great. All his books have been truly meaningful to me. I think it's great that the movie scripts are so good. It seems all to often, a good book is wasted on a bad screenplay. I hope this is not the case with this one, it hasn't been with his other novels.
8 . Just What I Imagined Plus More!
Posted September 03, 2010 by Francesca , CaliforniaThis book brought me through so many emotions... when an author can make you feel like you know the characters personally that's when you know it's the best. At first i saw the movie, the movie was so great i decided i had to read the book. The movie is an understatment compared to the book that has SO much more information. Ronnie and Will are SOO much more closer in the book making them seem not only like boyfriend and girlfriend but also like best friends. They are such opposites and yet they are the most romantic book couple in my opinion. This book is my new favorite for sure.
9 . loved it
Posted August 23, 2010 by leighann , new roFirst book I ever read by him, only because I saw the preview for the movie but didn't want to see Miley Cyrus so I got the book. Definetly good and i cried at the ending. Totally recomend it
10 . Loved it!!
Posted June 03, 2010 by Kristan , RiversideA great book that brought back great memories of first love; sad memories of my father. Just an overall great story
Grand Central Publishing
September 07, 2009
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