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The Last Song
Reviewed by- linda (2009/11/08, 07:02 PM)
This is the perfect book if you are looking for a great coming of age story. I think Sparks skillfully captures the inner workings of teenagers; their quickness to display passion or to retreat equally as quickly when vulnerable. He draws you in and allows you to develop a personal relationship with them, as he makes you a part of their very real struggles. The relationship between Ronnie and her father is particularly unforgettable; as she grows, her connection to her father grows and her anger and immaturity wanes. She learns first impressions of events can mislead and she learns to forgive, all great life lessons. Sparks also adeptly explores the manifestations of love, the fleeting and unpredictable first love and the solid unshakable love of parent and child. My biggest complaint about this book was that it was very predictable and geared towards a young (and young at heart) audience, which surprised me as I thought he targeted an older group. Bottom line, fans of Sparks will not be disappointed with this touching well written tale and the younger crowd will be taken on an emotional and rewarding journey. Those who prefer a book with substance may want to skip this one.Back.

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