Thursday, September 15, 2011

Justine's Thoughts: Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson

Sundays at Tiffany’s
By James Patterson

Source: Borrowed from a friend
Rating: 4/5
Book Description:

Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, the powerful head of a New York theater company, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany's. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He's perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can't stay forever, though. On Jane's eighth birthday he leaves, promising that she'll forget him soon. He was there to help her until she was old enough to manage on her own, and now there are other children who need his help.

Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets Michael again--as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited.

Sundays at Tiffany's is a heart-wrenching love story that surpasses all expectations of why these people have been brought together. With the breathtaking momentum and gripping emotional twists that have made James Patterson a bestseller all over the world, Sundays at Tiffany's
takes an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.

A quote:

Love means never having to be apart.

Any thoughts:

One of my biffles was reading this book when one day she said that Jane reminded her a little bit of me so she suggested I read it. With this book being my first James Patterson novel, in the end, I really liked it. Scratch that, the hopeless romantic I am, I loved it.

The writing reminded me a bit of Nicholas Sparks’ style -- lovely and simple with an excellent ability to tell a story smoothly. The characters were developed nicely and I actually did relate to Jane at many times. The storyline is original as it is, with the concept of imaginary friends bidding their time, being assigned to a kid and caring for them. It’s a fantasy story with a mix of romance. The only thing that I didn’t like was the tiny sense of pedophilia. At first I thought Michael would be the same age as Jane at a young age, but it ends up that he’s just a compassionate thirty-something-year-old guy doing his job. On the other hand, the overall plot is sweet. It will move you if you have a thing for sappy, delightful stories.

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