Veronica "Ronnie" Miller was not happy. Her parents were divorced, and she hadnít seen or
talked to her father in three years. So, why did she have to go spend the summer with him?
After all, he was the one who left Ronnie, her mother, and brother, not the other way around.
She tried to talk her mother out of this, but Kim Miller would not listen. After all,
Ronnieís little brother, Jonah, was very enthusiastic about seeing his dad again.
It was an angry Ronnie who arrived in Wrightsville Beach, South Carolina. For several days
she didnít even speak to her father and she stayed away from the house. She took up with a
friend named Galadriel, who called herself Blaze. But Blazeís boyfriend, Marcus, was
interested in Ronnie.
Ronnie was interested in Will, a beach volleyball player. Will and Ronnie fell in love
and enjoyed spending the summer together. Jonah and his father spent this summer working on
a stained glass window for the church down the beach that had burned eight months before.
It was an idyllic time for both Will and Ronnie in that summer between high school and college.
In the same style familiar to all Nicholas Sparks fans, he spins another story of love and
anger and superlative love and understanding on the part of the father. Ronnie doesnít realize
his love until she spends that summer with him and learns the truth about why her parents
separated. There are many things Ronnie learns that summer as she goes from being a
seventeen-year-old angry teenager to an eighteen-year-old adult who has grown up fast. The
characters are typical divorced parents and children. Will and Ronnie show a lot of character
and build more. The story has twists and turns that make it seem like a mystery. The end is
not all a joyful time. Life does intrude. If youíre a Nicholas Sparks fan, youíll love
The Last Song.