Segal, Erich "Love Story" - 1970
A beautiful story, one of the greatest love stories ever told. I teaches us that love is possible even if the circumstances don't seem to allow it. That love is without end even though the circumstances try to show us that is. That love can be beautiful, even if everything around us is ugly and terrible.
I am sure everyone has heard about this story, if not of the book then certainly of the movie. Also, a lot of little girls were called Jennfier and boys called Oliver when the movie came out, they owe their name to this story. Funny, how certain books influence lives of people who might not even have heard about it.
In any case, this is both the most wonderful love story as well as one of the saddest stories ever written. The language is beautiful, as well. So, definitely worth reading.
This wonderful books also contains one of the best quotes ever: "Love means never having to say you're sorry."
From the back cover:
"This is a love story you won't forget. Oliver Barrett meets Jenny Cavilleri. He plays sports, she plays music. He's rich, and she's poor. They argue, and they fight, and they fall in love. So they get married, and make a home together. They work hard, they enjoy life, they make plans for the future. Then they learn that they don't have much time left. Their story has made people laugh, and cry, all over the world."