Review: The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

publisher Grand Central Publishing
published September 8th 2009

Paperback, 400 pages
Audiobook, 12 hours, 33 minutes
Narrated by, Scott Sowers and Pepper Binkley

Will Blakelee, Veronica "Ronnie" Miller

literary awards
Goodreads Choice Award for Chick Lit (2009)

description from goodread:
Seventeen-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside down when her parents divorced her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, particularly her father ... until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she and her younger brother spent the summer with him in North Carolina.
Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will be the centerpiece of a local church. Resentful and rebellious, Ronnie rejects all of his attempts to reach out to her and threatens to return to New York before the summer's end. But soon Ronnie meets Will. the town's local heartthrob, and the last person she thought she'd ever be attracted to. As Ronnie slowly lets her guard down, she finds herself falling deeply in love, opening herself up to the greatest happiness-and pain-that she has ever known.
An unforgettable story of love in all its myriads forms-first love, love between parents and children-THE LAST SONG demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.

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One word... A-mazing!!!
This is totally gonna go to my reread shelf and Nicholas Sparks is surely my new favorite author.
I know, I know he's a great author. I hear a lot of his works are soul gripping and worth 5 stars giving. But I never expected it to be like this, all the scenes are important and i love every pages of it.
This is the first book I read by Sparks and I'm surely planning to read other of his works like "The Notebook" (ohh! super love the movie of this) and "A Walk to Remember".

I finished this just a couples of hours and after that I watch the movie in CD. And it was bad. I mean the movie is good but if you compere it to books. Nah! not a chance. And Miley doesn't suit to Ronnie's character, I cant even imagine Ronnie's face as Mileys. And so many good scenes that is cut out.
Books really are better than movies.(Reminder if you will read this book, try not to watch the movie after or you'll regret it, it will just give you a bad memory to the book.)
Anyway, enough of the movie.

The copy I have of this, is audiobook, so I start listening to this before I drifted off to sleep and when I hear the narrators voice, I was like "Holly crap, she's sounded like Miley Cyrus" and take note: In full alert, like my whole nervous system was in awaken by that.
Her tone when she's says sarcastic or snappy lines or even when she's just using her regular voice. She really sounded like her. Anyways, I just like her voice -both of them (Scott Sowers and Pepper Binkley). They give more live to the book.
I mean the book it self plus the narrators is perfect combination.
And of course the sound effect is also perfect -Every important scenes in the book have music on it that makes the the scene more realistic.
So in short I love the audiobook.

And in the book, the writing is simple but full of words and emotion. You'll find yourself caught up between the pages. And also crying in half way to the end of it.
Super love the story. :)

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