Book Reviews of Love Story

Love Story
Love Story
Author: Erich Segal
ISBN-13: 9780553275285
ISBN-10: 0553275283
Publication Date: 8/1/1988
Pages: 144
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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This is truly a great love story. It's a quick read but well worth it.
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Excellent, timeless, love story. If you haven't read this, get it. You won't be disappointed!
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Oliver and Jenny meet in college and fall in love. Their story will touch you. If you've never read it before, read it now--you won't forget it. If you haven't read it in a long time, read it again--it's even better than you remember.
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Great story!
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I just LOVE this book. Though it has a sad ending, it's still wonderful. In fact, you should go check out the movie too!
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Before there was Twilight and chick lit and gals with attitude to spare, there was this slim little tale about a chick with spunk and a boy who was lost at first barb. A one-sitting read that stays with you long past the final page, makes you want to immediately TiVo the film and reminds you just how simple (and beautiful) a love story can be.
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Such a sweet and simple love story. I think this should be required reading for all couples. :)
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I found this book at a thrift shop for seventy five cents. The cover was interesting and when I read it was copyright was 1970 I thought what the heck, it might be neat, compared to most of the typical thrift store books you'd find. I am so glad I found this diamond in the rough.

I spent a total of two hours reading this book from start to finish in one sitting. For just a few short pages this book had me hooked which it doesn't have a lot of time to do being that it's a mere 131 pages long. It's the typical poor girl rich boy love story but better. The characters are honest, witty, sarcastic and loveable. They love each other deeply and it shows, you laugh and you cry with this book. Although you know that Jenny dies it still doesn't take away the effect of sadness. Knowing this was made a movie, I will have to find it somewhere and watch it. Being that Erich Segal wrote the script, if it's as well written as his novel it should a good movie. I highly recommend reading this quick brilliant read.
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Great love story between rich boy and not so rich girl. Quick read with a powerful message.
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I found this book at a thrift shop for seventy five cents. The cover was interesting and when I read it was copyright was 1970 I thought what the heck, it might be neat, compared to most of the typical thrift store books you'd find. I am so glad I found this diamond in the rough.

I spent a total of two hours reading this book from start to finish in one sitting. For just a few short pages this book had me hooked which it doesn't have a lot of time to do being that it's a mere 131 pages long. It's the typical poor girl rich boy love story but better. The characters are honest, witty, sarcastic and loveable. They love each other deeply and it shows, you laugh and you cry with this book. Although you know that Jenny dies it still doesn't take away the effect of sadness. Knowing this was made a movie, I will have to find it somewhere and watch it. Being that Erich Segal wrote the script, if it's as well written as his novel it should a good movie. I highly recommend reading this quick brilliant read.
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Lose your heart to the novel that defined a generation then...and now.

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

He is Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law.

She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking, working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe.

Opposites in nearly every way, Oliver and Jenny immediately attract, sharing a love that defies everything ... yet will end too soon. A love that will linger in your heart now and forever.
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this really is a love story. the characters' story together is funny, tender, and touching. it made my cynical daughter cry for over an hour. get tissues.
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Harvard Law student/hockey jock (Oliver Barrett IV) meets Radcliffe music wonk (Jennifer Cavalleri), and the couple soon enter into a relationship. When the couple decide to get married, Oliver's father (Oliver Barrett III) threatens to disinherit him from the family will, leaving Oliver and Jennifer to start their marriage at rock-bottom. Jennifer and her dad (Phil Cavalleri) do what they can to bring father and son back together, but the two prefer to remain at war with one another. Years go by, and the young couple attempt to have children, only to discover that she is malfunctioning.