HAIR Eddie Mar Cabiltes MODELS Maan Marquez, Lexi Mendiola
Love is a universal theme that never goes out of style. It has been written about in thousands of books, sung about in countless love songs, and depicted in many films. All of us will fall in love at least once in our lives, so there will always be a story, a song, or a movie to which we can relate.
No one, not even the most heartless person, can say no to a good love story. It may be a person's own or someone else's narrative. If you have yet to write your own grand romance, then turn to these books to know what it feels like to fall in love—at least for now.
Love Story by Erich Segal
Erich Segal's "Love Story" is a classic that has been loved by generations after generations since its release in 1970. It's an age-old tale of two lovers from different worlds who conquer all the challenges thrown their way. Sure, it has a pretty tragic ending, but Ollie and Jenny's love story shows just how love endures all hardships. Who can ever forget the line, "Love means never having to say you're sorry"?
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
A great love story requires an equally great soundtrack. As Nick and Norah's love story unfolds over the course of one night, we can't help but wish for a pretty cool narrative of our own, too, complete with hipster bands and little adventures.
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Finding the love of your life is the true miracle, according to this well-loved story by Nicholas Sparks. You can't deny ugly-crying when Jamie made that walk to remember during her wedding day. But what we love most about this tearjerker is how love makes one want to be a better person. Just take Landon, for example.
Only a Kiss by Ines Bautista Yao
A deep friendship, when it turns into love, can be the best thing. Chris and Katie's love story just beautifully blossoms in this book. The readers get to see them grow up from playmates to lovers. Sure, they travel through bumpy roads, but they reach their happy ending eventually. "Only a Kiss" will bring back the kilig of your first kiss and first love.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Both the book and the movie can make you feel like falling in love, especially with the characters. Hazel Grace's spunk and Augustus's charm are just a perfect match. What's most amazing about this love story, though, is how it proves that real love isn't just for the older and wiser ones. Real love can come at anytime to anyone under any circumstance.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Romance is just one of the many themes in this Jane Austen masterpiece. What is really swoon-worthy is the endearing Mr. Darcy and his professions of love to Elizabeth (he proposes twice!). Plus, it has a happy ending for all the Bennet sisters.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mr. Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy is something girls will wish for themselves. This story, although not ending well for Mr. Gatsby, shows just how far one man can go to be with the love of his life. Hopeless romantics will especially love this read.
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
This is a modern-day love story of two star-crossed lovers. Graham Larkin is a teenage movie star and Ellie O'Neill is a small town girl. The two connect online and quickly hit it off. Things get more and more interesting when their connection happens in the real world. There's really no argument here; the "ordinary girl falls for famous boy" narrative is always a hit for us.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Two teenage misfits share their love for comic books and music and eventually fall in love. "Eleanor &Park" is a reminder of your first love and growing up—the joys and the pains, the good and the bad. Whether or not your first love ends up as your last love, that person will always have something valuable to teach you.
PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
Some say the best love stories are tragic, and a few entries here have already proven that. In this book, Holly's husband Gerry dies and leaves her with a series of letters all ending with "PS, I Love You." Gerry's letters help Holly get through the pain of losing him and bring her closer to her friends and family. Even after death, Gerry fulfills his promise of being there for Holly.
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