I have just read The Last Song by Nicolas Sparks. It is about a teenage girl, Ronnie, whose parents are divorced. Her younger brother and she live with their mother. She hates her father, Steve, which is why they haven’t seen each other for years. One summer, she is forced to stay in Steve’s house near the beach in a small town. They have to spend time together but the girl doesn’t even want to talk with him. Then, she meets Will, who turns out to be the love of her life. This new experience turns her world upside down and she eventually forgives her father.
Ronnie is the main character in the novel who changes from a mean teenage girl to a mature young lady with the help of love. It is a significant and necessary process for her because she becomes stronger and better person. At first, she lets the problems pass through her and she doesn’t deal with them. Because Will cares for her and also has gone through tough periods, he understands her problems and gives her advices how to overcome them. Ronnie listens to the boy and his thoughts which help her to fight for her rights and to believe in herself. Because of Will’s love, the girl finally realizes what the real values in life are and that it is worth fighting for them. Ronnie doesn’t care about the others, but after seeing how her boyfriend helps poor people by giving them food, she begins to treat everyone with kindness and respect. She helps a little child who has been beaten up by older boys, which shows that she isn’t selfish any more. She regrets all the bad actions that she has done in the past and she promises to herself that she is never going to do them again.
Forgiveness is an essential theme in the book and Ronnie is the best example for that. She forgives her father even though it is hard and long process. As time passes, the girl matures and she realizes that love is a very complicated feeling. She has to be patient and believe that it is worth the try. She has a blood relation with her...
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