This book might have been published a couple of generations ago but it fits right in with today's college-age romances. No cell phones, Internet or emails, but otherwise it's surprisingly contemporary. It's very quirky yet emotionally evocative, and I defy you not to fall in love with Pookie. Jerry is a typical college guy, though he wants to be more. To have more. And then? Well, I won't spoil it but you'll have to use your imagination to find the happy ending. It's there for me, between the lines. PS--see the movie starring a very young, very charming Liza Minelli. Love it!