“Seventeen-year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside down when her parents divorced and her father moved to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains alienated from her parents, particularly her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she and her brother spent the summer with him. Resentful and rebellious, Ronnie rejects her father’s attempts to reach out to her and threatens to return to New York before the summer’s end. But soon Ronnie meets Will, the last person she thought she’d ever be attracted to, and finds herself falling for him, opening herself up to the greatest happiness – and pain – that she has ever known.”
This book is one of my favorites by Nicholas Sparks. I’d actually go as far as saying that it is in the top three. I have heard many opinions about this novel, and most of them had one thing in common. The people who read it loved it and the people who hadn’t refused to open it based on the fact that Miley Cyrus is associated with it. I personally don’t think that that is a good enough reason to avoid reading one of the best, yet heartbreaking, novels. The transformation that Ronnie goes through it astonishing. The anger and betrayal that she had felt for the past few years had changed her, leaving her feeling as though she couldn’t go back to who she once was. Ronnie didn’t handle her parent’s divorce well. She drew herself in and kept away from her family, especially her father. The summer romance she has with Will was really sweet. Not going to lie but I always thought that if I went to the coast I’d have one of those as well. I’ve been to the coast twice now and it has yet to happen. Maybe someday it will 🙂 Ronnie’s relationship with Will was a blessing in disguise. Without realizing it, Ronnie slowly began to revert back to the person she once used to be. The person that she was meant to be. One of the reasons that I absolutely love this book is because I can relate to it, in a way. My parents got divorced when I was really young and my dad had never been a part of my life after the divorce. To this day he still isn’t a part of my life. When reading about Ronnie’s anger I found myself feeling exactly what she was feeling because those emotions are familiar to me. Every person needs to have a father in their life. Yet we can’t control that aspect of our life. When they leave us all we can really do is watch them walk away and hope for the best. When Ronnie’s relationship with her dad was reinstated I was happy for her. She got back what she desperately had been seeking for and needing. If you haven’t read this novel before, and enjoy Nicholas Sparks novels, then I beseech you to read it. It is a wonderful novel that will have you in tears by the end. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!!