Friday, October 2, 2009

" the last song" by nicholas sparks


i am a definite sparks fan and have been since first reading a walk to remember in high school 8 years ago.have read all his books up to date except for three weeks with my brother, which i do own by the way.
"the last song" by Nicholas sparks
This book tell the story of veronica "Ronnie" and the events that happen during her summer in Wilmington Beach, NC. Ronnie currently lives with her mother in new york and is going through a rebellious stage as most teenagers do. her parents had gone though a divorce after her father quit his job from teaching at Julliard and became a traveling concert pianist, one of his dreams that he did not realize at the time would affect his family deeply, resulting in the breakup of the marriage. he left Julliard after the death of his father and had some issues he needed to work though. Since the breakup of the marriage she has not talked or written to her father, and refused all invitations to see him because she blamed him for the divorce. she later learns that her mother was the one who had an affair which caused the end of the relationship. she spends the summer with her father against her wishes not to, allow with her younger brother Jonah. There she meets Will Blakelee, a boy who is the total opposite of everything she is. Will plays volleyball with his best friend Scott and hangs with the "cool kids" . She meets him when he topples her going after the volleyball spilling her soda all over her. This is where she meets "blaze" Galadriel. a girl who is much like her in appearance. the all black clothing and hair. Blaze hangs out with the wrong type of people,especially Marcus which she senses is bad news. She spends most of her summer with will and forms a new bond with her father. She then later realizes he is dying of stomach cancer and past the stages of treatment. At the end of the summer when her mother comes back for Jonah she refuses to return to new york and instead stays to take care of her father until he later passes.

This is a story of compassion, forgiveness , and first love. another winner by Nicholas Sparks


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