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The last song


Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father--a former concert pianist and teacher--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. An unforgettable story of love on many levels.

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  • 9780446570978
  • 9780446570961
  • 9780446547567
  • 9780446547550
  • 0446570974
  • 0446570966
  • 0446547565
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Publisher, Date: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.

Description: 390 p. ; 22 cm.

Notes: Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.

LCCN: sas00875268

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Pratt, James Michael — Writing in the same vein, but with more nostalgia, is James Michael Pratt. Readers who admire the strength and integrity of Sparks' characters in the face of adversity will also enjoy Pratt's characters and their challenging situations. -- Krista Biggs
Kingsbury, Karen — Readers who enjoy Sparks' fiction might especially enjoy Kingsbury's heartwarming Red Gloves series. Though Kingsbury's books are certainly evangelical in their outlook, they center on family, friends, love, and faith, all of which play important roles in Sparks' bittersweet stories. -- Dawn Towery
Stepakoff, Jeffrey — For more poignant stories of love, try Jeffrey Stepakoff, who like Nicholas Sparks writes of forbidden but passionate love, and characters who struggle between love and duty. -- Shauna Griffin
Patterson, James, 1947- — While James Patterson is better known for his suspenseful mysteries, he has a few heartwarming love stories that are similar in tone to Nicholas Sparks' books. -- Rebecca Sigmon
Evans, Nicholas, 1950- — Both of these male authors write emotionally intimate romantic fiction. Their work shares clear and vivid prose, melancholy and bittersweet tones, and complex romantic relationships marked by haunting pasts, personal redemption, and plenty of angst and melodrama. -- Derek Keyser
Rice, Luanne — In the novels of Luanne Rice and Nicholas Sparks, the likeable characters are usually trying to recover from painful pasts. They will grow and heal thanks to the love and encouragement of friends and sometimes lovers, though the endings are often bittersweet rather than happy. -- Jessica Zellers
McKinnon, K. C. — Fans of Sparks's bittersweet endings should also give K. C. McKinnon a try. -- Krista Biggs
Hannah, Kristin — Nicholas Sparks and Kristin Hannah delight in creating sympathetic characters, guiding them toward true love, and ending the romance early due to tragedy. Not every novel will be heartwrenching, but emotional impact will be intense no matter what. -- Jessica Zellers
Evans, Richard Paul — Richard Paul Evans is another popular author of gentle stories of great love and inspiration, although his characters are less tortured and more in need of finding their inner strength and faith. -- Krista Biggs
Grayson, Emily — Sparks' fans should turn to Emily Grayson when looking for a similar author. Grayson writes in a slightly more dramatic style about romantic relationships with endings that are as emotional as Sparks' but less bittersweet. -- Krista Biggs
Ansa, Tina McElroy — These authors' works are Bittersweet and Leisurely paced, and they share: the genres 'Mainstream fiction' and 'Love stories' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.
Moggach, Deborah — These authors' works are Heartwarming and Leisurely paced, and they share: the genres 'Mainstream fiction' and 'Love stories' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.

Reader Reviews

Approval Rating: 78.26% (36/46)
Average Rating: 4.38

★★★★☆ The Last Song

By Arden on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:34:45

The Last Song is one of the many amazing Nicholas Sparks' novel. This is a heart wrenching story about growing up, growing apart, sacrifice, love and pain. Nicholas Sparks allowed every one of his readers to experience every emotion known to human and to learn that it is never too late to change your life. As you read this book you will feel your heart beat almost out of your chest! A Great read!


By Patron80520 on Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:49:12

This was my first read of something written by N.Sparks. I picked it up because I loved the movie The Notebook so much. Its a cute story, the simplicity of it I guess is its charm At times I thought it was predictable but yet I still kept reading, obviously there was something there. I can see why this was made into a movie. All the characters are great and as the story unfolds you can feel the wave of different emotions throughout the story. I suppose I would read it again someday and I would recommend it.


By Patron80449 on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:14:21

I saw that the last two Nicholas Sparks book have been made into movies, and it seems like he is gearing towards a younger audience. These are good romantic novels but I got really tired of the cliched stories of boy meets girl and then drama ensues. I really liked the Wedding since it was a bit different in that a husband learned to changed his ways and become a better man.


By Patron80218 on Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:19:53

this bk is so realistic yet dreamlike <3


By Patron79931 on Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:09:56

Really good book.

☆☆☆☆☆ ;

By Patron31496 on Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:43:12

I really enjoyed this book. I can''t say it was my type of book but I was interested the whole way through. I do think that I will read more Nicolos Sparks books in the future. But don''t think he will be my favorite author.

★★★★★ The Last Song

By Patron31630 on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:13:11

I really liked this book, he is a very good author. It kept me reading till the very end.

☆☆☆☆☆ The Last Song (The Best Book EVER!)

By Patron31353 on Sat, 03 Jul 2010 18:21:09

The Last Song is an outstanding novel and definitely my favorite. Though the story is about a seventeen year old, important messages are incorporated that will last a lifetime. Nicholas Sparks'' words brought both laughter and tears to my eyes. I recommend that everyone should read this book.

★★★★★ The Last Song

By cc_burritos24 on Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:33:02

The book I chose for my review was The Last Song. The Last Song is a striking book about Ronnie an 18 year old girl who quit music when her parents got divorced. Along with her mother and brother, they moved to Chicago and her father moved to Florida in a beach house. One summer, Ronnie and her brother Jonah went and visited their dad. She met a handsome guy named Will when he saved her baby turtles that she found on her dad’s beach. Her and Will started dating and hanging out a lot more. Her dad had a heart attack, but he was ok. When their mom came to get them, Ronnie had stayed to watch him and Jonah went home.

★★★★☆ The Last Song

By lyssieboo\'s reviews on Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:32:27

If you like heart touching books that will surely go straight to your heart, then you will love The Last Song. I could not help but to tear up after reading this, because this was such a touching book that will teach you the lesson of always forgive even though you can’t forget. I love the part when Ronnie avoids her father and kind of bribes her little brother Jonah to keep her away from her father. Along the way, the problem of the abandoned turtles starts. As that problem drifts in, she meets Will the only thing that keeps her there. I love that Will and Ronnie fall in love, even though there are lies and secrets between them that Ronnie doesn’t know about Will. Even though Will has secrets I like that he wants to tell Ronnie. What will he do when she is at her breaking point with him? Will her father’s health secrets be revealed?

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