Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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52 {Books} in 52: Sunday's at Tiffany's

I first heard about Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson on Lifetime. One day I was trying to find something to watch on TV and came across a movie based on the book starring Alyssa Milano. I had always thought James Patterson wrote thrillers/suspense novels so I was curious about what kind of book he would have been written that ended up as a movie.

The book is pure Lifetime material as the story unfolds about a girl, Jane, and the love of her life, imaginary friend Michael. The story starts with Jane as an eight year old girl and jumps 23 years into the future. Despite telling her she would forget him, Jane was never able to forget Michael. Through fate, Jane meets Michael again as an adult, only this time he is real. There is a twist at the end, the answer to the action set up in the first few pages of the book, which gives the book more drama and injects more reality into the novel. As one would suspect, there is a happy ending but the book is such a sweet tale of love and the power of love, that all is forgiven.

The book is like eating candy: enjoying the sweet taste against your tongue and then being left with a positive impression of the experience. It's a confection that comes and goes and you don't regret the time spent. This book is an easy read and, although the subject seems a little far fetched, it is a very sweet story. You don't go very deep into characters and the bad guys are obviously bad, so the read is straightforward and very light-hearted.
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Here's what I've read for my 52 {Books} in 52 challenge:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
8.  Misery Loves Cabernet by Kim Gruenenfelder
9.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
10. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
12. Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs
13. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
14. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
15. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
16. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
17. Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson
Stephanie

1 comment:

Christina said...

Sounds good. Thanks for posting this one. I think I'm going to add it to my list. :)