It was a love story that I can't forget because I cried a river when I read it and I cried a river when someone I loved that time (ahem!) stole it and burned it together with my other books for the reason that he didn't like them.
I've been looking for the same book since then and luckily, after 9 years, I've found one in one of the thrift stores in Reno! Finally!
Now, I am planning to buy the film pretty soon.