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THE LAST SONG
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
Readers will be invested in this story from the beginning. That it's never too late to strengthen relationships with loved ones is a central focus, and it's exemplified by comparing life to a song. Another emotional blockbuster!
Ronnie Miller is not looking forward to spending the summer with her father, Steve, a former pianist with whom she has not spoken in three years. When Steve left his family, Ronnie abandoned the piano, their one shared passion, in protest of his seeming betrayal.
When Ronnie is picked up for shoplifting, she's surprised that her father believes in her innocence. Once Ronnie discovers the secret Steve has been keeping all summer, her world is turned upside down. With first love and turtle hatchlings in the mix, this is shaping up to be an unforgettable summer. (GRAND CENTRAL, Sep., 390 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed By: Leslie L. McKee
Publisher: GRAND CENTRAL
Published: September 2009