The Last Song. http://aka-img-1.h-img.com/media/img/s/t/h/e/the-last-song-3988664.jpg. Nicholas. Born in Omaha, Nebraska in Dec 31, 1965 Ran track in high school and college (Notre Dame) and set many records The Passing was his first novel, but wasn’t ever published He married in 1989
The author writes chapters from different characters’ points of view . My favorite chapters to read were from Will’s point of view. He is a sweetheart to Ronnie and everyone he comes in contact with.
I hated reading the chapters that were in Marcus’s point of view. He is very creepy and stalks Ronnie. He is the “bad guy” in the story. Every time he comes around, you know something bad is going to happen. He causes so many problems for everyone, especially for Ronnie and Will.
The book starts out in New York City, Ronnie’s mom is taking her and her little brother Jonah to their dad’s house for the summer. Ronnie is upset about leaving her friends and being stuck at her dad’s house. They haven’t seen or talked to him for three years, since the divorce. Ronnie is very negative and ornery. Jonah is always upbeat and happy. They are the two main characters at the beginning of the book.
Ronnie goes back to New York to live with her mom while attending Juliard. She is very down, always thinking about her dad and Will. She hates the idea that she might not see Will ever again.
Time Period: present time
Place: North Carolina
I give this book a 10. I loved reading it because it is about a teenage girl who I can relate to in many ways. I was always hooked to the book and couldn’t put it down. It is written well and easy to understand. The Last Song is one of my favorite books.
Parent-Teen relationships are critical for teens to have success. Parents are a huge factor that contributes to a teenager’s self-esteem.
“Teens with a high Sense of Self feel more positive about their own identity, growing independence and relationships with peers than do teens with a low Sense of Self. Specifically, high Sense of Self teens reported feeling smart, successful, responsible and confident and cite positive relationships with parents. Also, significantly, the study revealed that:
Having friends you may not approve of. They are exploring new relationships and ideas these friends may have.
These three things are the most important in having a good relationship.
Some parents don’t spend enough time with their kids. They let their career or hobbies get in the way. After spending time with each other and communicating, trust can be gained.
Family should be the number one priority. It is more important than anything else in life. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many families. This results in problems in the home, including low self-esteem.