Book Review: Love Story

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Title: Love Story
Author: Erich Segal
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

“Where do I begin, to tell the story of how sweet a love can be! “

When I first heard this song, I at once fell in love with it. I often used to hear my mother sing and she used to say it was her best friends favorite, soon it became my favorite as well. This song was the theme track of the movie Love Story which was adapted from this book.

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“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

Jennifer Caliveri is a musical prodigy, coming from a small town where her father bakes to try and make ends meet. Oliver Barret is a confident Harvard student, coming from a rich, high-end family, consisting of a father with a heart of stone and no emotion. They meet, and a romance blossom. Due to their family differences, they decide to marry and stay all by themselves without anyone’s interference. After many hardships, finally Oliver becomes a lawyer and they start their living in a proper manner. But who knew their love is short-lived…

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“What can you say about a twenty-five year old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. The Beatles. And me.”

By the time I reached the last page, I just couldn’t stop my tears to roll down. Jennifer and Oliver’s love is so pure and innocent, it makes you believe that “true love” does exist. Erich Segal has written this book in such a beautiful way, one can actually see the book come alive. It is basically a ‘one-liner’ story, but you don’t want the book to end.  Segal’s profound insights are woven into Love Story and the tale has meaningful messages. This book is for someone who hopes to be in love but has lost their faith. 

Rating: star-512star-512star-512star-512star-512

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