The Last Song

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The Last Song revolves around seventeen year old Ronnie Miller, who is sent by her mother to spend the summer after graduation with her ten year old brother, Jonah, visiting her father, Steve. Steve, a former Juilliard professor, had divorced Ronnie's mother, Kim, three years earlier and left New York City for his childhood home, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Ever since, Ronnie has refused to talk to him or to play their shared passion, the piano, and becomes a rebellious clubber. Upon arrival, Jonah immediately bonds with Steve over a stained glass window that Steve has been recreating for the local church after the original burned down in a mysterious arson. Ronnie, however, is hostile. At her request, Steve boards up his beloved…show more content…
However, she reconciles with Blaze; Blaze confesses to framing Ronnie, but is released as an informant when she reveals the church arsonist was Marcus, rather than Scott. At the end of summer, Kim and Steve insist Jonah returns to school, but Ronnie refuses to leave. When Kim goes back to New York, Ronnie asks, her mom to send the letters that her father had wrote her, that she never had a chance to read. Months pass, and Steve's health deteriorates. With no word from Will, Ronnie determines their time together is over. Ronnie grows closer to Steve and secretly finishes his composition for him. In Steve's final days, Ronnie breaks down the boarding around Steve's piano and uses it to play the composition. Following Steve's funeral, Ronnie moves back to New York, auditions for Juilliard, and is accepted. Ronnie is amazed to receive a visit from Will in New York, who says he didn't call because Steve needed her more. He also reveals he has transferred to Columbia, which, like Juilliard, is in New
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