The Last Song addresses so many of the issues facing American families today, from the pain that can be caused by divorce to the feeling of watching your child slipping away and becoming an adult. This is a heart warming tail of the healing of a broken bond between a father and his estranged teenage daughter. Nicolas Sparks tells a beautiful love story about a father and his two children, ten year old Jonah who believes that his father is a living hero, and 18-year-old Ronnie who has turned her back on her father after her parents' divorce. Turning her back not only to her father but the love of music they share.
With a father's plea to have his children for one last summer before Ronnie becomes an adult, the mother agrees to leave the children with him for the entire summer despite all differences. Angry and confused Ronnie refuses to spend time with her father and discovers something worthy of her love and attention on the beach. After spending countless hours watching over a nest of Sea Turtle eggs Ronnie begins to break down the walls of resentment. In spite of her anger she begins to enjoy the longs days on the beach of North Carolina letting her true personality come through with the help of young romance.
Father and son spend countless hours together working to repair the window of the local church. One that the people of the town believe was burnt to the ground by the father.
When tragedy strikes Ronnie realizes the time she wasted thinking of herself and what she felt with not important but all that really matters is family. The only gift she truly has to give is her song but will she finish it in time? When the window to the church is repaired it symbolizes the broken family that over the time of three month slowly was repaired.
The story leaves you with a feeling of never taking love for granted, of the constant love a parent has for a child. Sparks reminds us that real love is unconditional. The Last Song is a must see for anyone who feels broken by love, it is a reminder that love heals and life is full of surprises.
Even if you're not particularly interested in the follicular activities of the stars, you might still have heard about Miley Cyrus' new haircut. Yes, it was actually shocking enough to become a news item. The starlet, who has sported long brunette locks up to this point, opted to chop it all off for a punky, Twiggy-style short 'do, dyed platinum blonde. Naturally, since Cyrus is often a tabloid subject, that lead to an explosion of discussion about just what the hell she was thinking in doing that, a retaliation from fans saying she's just being Miley, and so on.