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Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson
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Sep 21, 2011

it was amazing
Read in September, 2011

I loved this book. It was not like any of the other James Patterson books I have read, and I have read a lot of them. It is kind of like a love story but, without all the mushy stuff.

This story is about Jane. Jane has an imaginary friend, Michael. The rules for imaginary friends are that whenever a child turns 9, they must leave. Children never remember their imaginary friend or anything about them so the child does not feel heartbroken, or left out. Jane however, I think, does not feel the most loved by her parents. Her dad shows up for her birthday, gives her a present and then quickly leaves. On her bday, her mom gives a cast party, which is interrupted by a brief singing of happy bday to Jane, then on with the party.

**spoiler alert***

Fast forward a couple of decades, and Jane is an adult in her early 30's and works for her mother as a playwrite. Jane has written a broadway success story based on a child and her imaginary friend, also named Michael. Through out the story, Jane realizes her relationship with her boyfriend, who plays Michael on broadway and dumps him for good. Jane also stands up for herself in front of her mother.

Michael is in NY waiting for his new assignment and catches a glimps of Jane and remembers her and the time they spent together. He 'stalks' her for a bit to see how she is doing. Jane eventually runs into him and remembers him which shocks him as all imaginary friends are told the child they are with will never remember them. Jane and Michael start to fall in love with each other. They go off for a week-end get-a-way and things happen. Michael leaves in the middle of the night as he thinks that is best for Jane. Jane goes back to the city. Next thing you realize is that Jane's mom is in the hospital and Jane is by her side. Jane then realizes how much her mom really does love her and why she was the way she was. Michael just knows that Jane is in the hospital and he has to get there to be with her. Once he gets there, he finds out that Jane is okay, it is her mom that is ill and that is why he was sent to NY. To help her mother.

In the end, Jane's mom dies, Michael becomes human and can no longer be an imaginary friend to anyone. Jane and Michael are still in love and have a family.

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