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Friday, February 03, 2012

Love Story

On the first day of February this year at exactly 12:01am I finished reading Erich Segal's Love Story.  It's a story of love that stood the test of time.When I closed the book and get my phone to check the time I realized it's the month for love.Going on a date on the 14th didn't cross my mind though.

Oliver and Jenny's love story started beautifully but ended too soon. I totally enjoyed flipping the pages knowing how their love for each other grows.My emotions switched though when Jenny was diagnosed with leukemia and is dying. I slowly felt the pain the main character is facing.Jenny is truly a strong woman that softens the stone heart of a father and his son. The woman's life plays an important role to the Barretts. 

Jenny Cavallerie, a graduate in Radcliffe as magna cum laude serves as the key for the reconciliation of Oliver Barrett IV and his son Oliver Barret III.

When I first saw the title of the book I thought about a happy ending of the couple.Well, I thought wrong so my expectation for Oliver and Jen suddenly dropped.However, it was made clear to me as I continue to read that Jenny's death has bridged the broken father-son relationship.Oliver learned something from Jen which is life-changing for him.Oliver's crying moment in his father's arms outside Mt. Sinai Hospital was the most touching part of the story for me. I cried a bit because I'm having a gap with my father. 

Love Story will feed you with sweetness and strength that love can bring as Oli and Jen stay together.Oliver has given up his richness his father could have passed on to him.While Jen has given up her love for music and the chance to be in Europe for him. She waved goodbye to see Paris and forget about her scholarship that comes only once. But the twist comes at the end.

Love means never having to say you're sorry...


katy said...

wow..i want to read that..hehe


ladyinpurple said...

Do not expect too much from the book if you're focus is on boy-girl relationship only because it's disappointing to know the death of the woman.However, the father and son relationship will give us another meaning of love and forgiveness.

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