1. The Last Song is about relationships, music, and the unifying effect music can have on relationships. Which art form is most important in your life? Instead of writing an essay, use that genre to explore an important theme of The Last Song. Share your artistic creation with your classmates.
2. Write a chapter from the perspective of each one of the minor characters — Jonah, Scott, Pastor Harris — in The Last Song.
3. After reading and discussing the novel, watch the movie version of The Last Song. Keep track of the differences between the movie and the novel. Determine why the differences exist and what effect these differences have on the development of character, plot, and theme.