The Last SongLarge Print - 2009
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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- jonah: You just said you'd get a cookie if you wanted one. So why can't I? I'm not a little kid. I can make my own decisions.
- Ronnie: Hmm. I can see why this bothers you so
- Jonah: It's not fair. If he wants a cookie, he can have one. If you want a cookie,
you can have one. But if I want a cookie, the rules don't count. Like you
said, it's not fair.
-Ronnie: So what are you going to do?
- Jonah: I'm going to eat a sandwich. Because I have to. Because the world isn't fair
Jonah: "- Do you want a cookie?
Jonah: - A cookie. Like an Oreo. Do you want one?
-Jonah: How can you not want a cookie?
-Ronnie: I just don't.
- Jonah: Okay, fine,let's say you did want a cookie. Let's say you were dying for a cookie, and there were cookies in the cupboard. What would you do?
-Ronnie: I'd eat a cookie?
-Jonah: Exactly. That's all I'm saying.
-Ronnie: What are you saying?
- Jonah: That if people want cookies, they should get a cookie. It's what people do.
- Ronnie: Let me guess. Dad won't let you have a
-Jonah: No. Even though I'm practically starving to death, he won't even consider it. He says I have to have a sandwich first.
- Ronnie: And you don't think that's fair.
Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them more
"In just a little while, he would hold his son for the last time; today, he would say goodbye."
“She was a stranger now, but she'd been a friend once, and that was enough for him.”
“I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That's how it often is. God's voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.”
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JAMES LAWRENCE III DACUS thinks this title is suitable for All Ages
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This book is about a seventeen-year-old girl named Ronnie who moves from New York to her dad's house in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is very frustrated about being there but ends up meeting some people who help her learn to enjoy her time there.
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks begins as a teenage girl named Ronnie who visits her dad's house for the whole summer. In the beginning, she hated that place, loathed every single bit of it. But as the story progresses, she meets new people and falls in love with Will. She gets into trouble with some of her friends, and she deals with the trouble that her dad has fallen sick.
The book begins with the main character, Ronnie, going with her little brother to her father's house. She is reluctant at first, and falls into the wrong circle of friends, but she learns something about her father that turns her attitude around, and is able to enjoy her summer, meanwhile falling in love with Will. This story follows the viewpoints of all the main characters.
there was a huge misunderstanding between ronnie and her dad...:( but everythign was sorted out before he died :D
the book talks about a girl named ronnie who goes to carolina for the summer to visit her father.there she falls in love and gets to know her father very much...
Ronnie, a recent high school graduate and rebel is forced to spend the summer with her Dad at a small beach town in Carolina instead of in her hometown in New York. She hates her dad for leaving the family and didn't have any contact with him for 3 years. She starts out rough, getting into the wrong crowd because of her rebellious nature. Then she gets framed for stealing when she is already on probation for shoplifting back in New York. However deep down inside she is a good girl, she gets to know a guy named Will and they fall in love. They realize it will be hard when he goes off to Vanderbilt for college and she goes back to New York. A few days before they separate, Ronnie finds out her dad has terminal cancer and will die soon. She stays in Carolina with her Dad for his last days. She quit piano because she was angry with her dad but the Summer changed her and their relationship. Her dad had been working on a song and Ronnie ends up finishing it and playing it for him in the last 2 weeks of his life. She ends up auditioning for Julliard and makes it as a student there. Will ends up transferring to Columbia.
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