The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
In the book "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks I have read up to page one hundred and forty-four. So far, a girl named Veronica "Ronnie" is a rebellious teenager due to the fact that her father had left her and her brother Jonah when they were younger because of issues he is having with his wife Kim. So far, the blame seems to be headed towards Steve ( the father ) for leaving but shows no sign of why he did leave. He discusses the importance of space he needed to free himself from the issues he was encountering that hurt him. The divorce had set him off and so he left back to his summer house in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. It has been three years that Ronnie and Jonah had not seen Steve and Ronnie was being stubborn and ignored Steve's calls and letters he'd written her. Once Kim had driven Ronnie and Jonah to Steve's house to visit for the rest of the Summer, Ronnie ran off declining his fathers warm welcome. Ronnie has had a bit of a criminal record where she shoplifted and she is now trying her hardest so that she does not go on probation if another incident occurs. Along the way, she meets Will and their first encounter had been when he was playing volleyball and slammed into Ronnie knocking over her soda, drenching her shirt. What brings them together is when Steve finds sea turtles by his house and there are raccoons lurking in the dark and she calls the Aquarium so that they take care of the situation which only brought Will to the site of the turtles. They spent the night together getting to know each other and they both felt something connect even when they weren't each other's type of people that they'd date. Ronnie makes a friend named Galadriel a.k.a. Blaze. Blaze is a lot like her, rebellious, has numerous problems with her family and boyfriend and can't find herself to let go of her horrid boyfriend Marcus because he is the only one who was there for her when no one else was. Blaze noticed Marcus flirting with Ronnie whilst he was drinking excessively and in revenge, she slips CD's and forty-fives in Ronnie's purse and she was caught shoplifting. Ronnie tries confronting Blaze but she refuses to admit to her faults. Ronnie finds herself spending a lot of time with Will and she soon realizes that Steve wants only the best for her and they reconcilliate after he tells her that he believes she did not steal anything from the store.