I read Love Story first and was very moved I guess... having read it I hope I am more aware what it is to loose someone so special to you that they are your whole life, but I don't think it is that easy to understand without experiencing it for myself.
Love Story was just that, a sad and so realistic Love Story about a man and a woman, so very different that they must of course fall for each other... and they never really realise how very much they love each other until the end... please read it.
What was so different from Love Story to Sunshine is quite simple and saddeningly true, Love Story is a novel and Sunshine is a true story.
Sunshine held all the pain that Kate was feeling, it really bought the pain and sadness through the pages and into me so easily.
Kate has such a happy life, a young daughter and partner who she adores more then seems possible... but she also has practically constant pains in her leg, where a lump is that she's been told is multiple different things but is in fact a form of bone cancer.
Sunshine is Kate's message to her daughter for when she is older, it's all she can leave and it is an amazing gift.
What I thought:
They are both brilliant books and I am so so very glad that I read them because I think they are the sort of book that needs to be read by as many people as possible.
The story may not be happy or pleasant at all times they are so truthful, so real...
Both films have been made into films and in Sunshine Kate mentions seeing Love Story and how angry it made her feel, because it was so unreal to how she was feeling...
I really liked both of these books, though I dearly wish that Sunshine was, like Love Story, just a novel and not true.
Keep reading and writing and believing;
P.S. I just finished Bedknob and Broomstick! It was a terrific book, let me tell you!