I am in the Book Club at my school, shocker, and this month we were supposed to reread our favorite book and write a short paragraph summary of the book. Of course the book has to be at the school which made it harder for me to pick a book because I hate borrowing books from the school library because who knows who has borrowed the books before and how old they are. It also made it hard because a lot of my favorite books are adult books like Game of Thrones, Sookie Stackhouse series and Stephen King. But after long thinking, and lots of searching, I picked my book. Of course I didn’t go with my all time favorite book because it is in the middle of the series (City of Lost Souls by: Cassandra Clare) so I went with The Last Song by: Nicholas Sparks.
The Last Song by: Nicholas Sparks
Published: Grand Central Publishing
Released: September 8th 2009
About the Author: Nicholas Charles Sparks is an American writer and novelist. He has published eighteen novels and two non-fiction books. Several of his novels have become international bestsellers, and eleven of his romantic-drama novels have been adapted to film with multimillion-dollar box office grosses.
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: This had to be my favorite Nicholas Sparks book and movie. Something about the chemistry between Ronnie and Greg in both forms was amazing. The actors were perfectly picked for their roles and the book, when ever Ronnie and Greg would be together, I would get this funny feeling in my stomach because of how much I love them. There was times when I hated Sparks, like throwing in the details about her dad killed me. The ending killed me in both the book and the movie. Of course I loved the book more but the movie was pretty close to it. I did have to restart the movie like 3 times because I left the house once, the power went out and something else happened which I can’t remember. I didn’t like how the directors ended the movie but I did like the movie a lot. The only Nicholas Sparks book and movie I didn’t like was The Notebook. I really didn’t like the book nor movie, even though a lot of people say this is their favorite Nicholas Sparks. People say they make them cry but I didn’t cry once, and I had to force myself to watch it and read it completely.
The Assignment: As summer approaches, Ronnie is sent to stay at her father’s home in North Carolina with her younger brother. Like any rebellious teenager, Ronnie didn’t want to go to her father’s home. After getting dropped off and getting into trouble with her father already, Ronnie decided to go out and see what she could find, and these things (and people) bring her to more trouble, learning the love of piano again, and what true love means to her. Ronnie finds out the true meaning of love, through this guy named Greg and the rest is history.
What is your favorite book? What is your favorite Nicholas Sparks book? Let me know in the comments!