February 29, 2012

Book Review: Sundays at Tiffany's




Title: Sundays at Tiffany's
Author: James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Synopsis:

AN IMAGINARY FRIEND
Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, a powerful Broadway producer, 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 ninth birthday he leaves, promising her that she'll soon forget him.

AN UNEXPECTED LOVE
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 someone–a handsome, comforting, funny man. He's perfect. His name is Michael...

AND AN UNFORGETTABLE TWIST
This is a heartrending 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 bestselling author all over the world, SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S takes an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.

Thoughts on the Book:
     The story is really a refreshing take on a love story. It was unique. There was a touch of magic. However, I just find the story kind of absurd and unbelievable.
     As I was reading the book, I sort of thought of Michael as a pedophile. It was clear even from the start that Michael is interested with Jane. He just didn't thought of it that way but in his subconscious, he likes her.
     What's so unbelievable was Michael becoming human. And the fact that nothing about his history was explained made me annoyed with the story. There's just a missing element to the story and I can't figure it out as of this moment.
     It could have been more beautiful if the story ended with Jane dying and Michael remaining as who he really was. (I'm not a sucker for a tragic ending but sometimes it's the only way to make a great ending for a story.)

Quotes from the Book:
"Love means you can never be apart."
"People always remember the worst day of their lives. It becomes part of them forever."
"When your own romantic life is falling apart, everyone else's looks fabulous." 
"Just because life is hard, and always ends in a bad way, doesn't mean that all stories have to, even if that's what they tell us in school and in the New York Times Book Review. In fact, it's a good thing that stories are as different as we are, one from another." 
Rating: 3/5

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