suzanne's diary for nicholas by james patterson

Written by Darlyn At Thursday, January 28, 2010
the summary (J. Patterson website):

Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker-everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read.

This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boy's father met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalleled joy that having a baby has brought into her life. As Katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover who has just left her is the husband and father in this young family. She reads on, filled with terror and hope, as she struggles to understand what has happened-and whether her new love has a prayer of surviving.

my thought on this:

He's a tear-jerker! Sorry, but I cried a lot last night after spending 4 hours reading the novel..It's totally like 'don't you aver dare to put me down, Darlyn!'. I never thought James Patterson did a love story at all! Well, I read The Lake House and Cat and Mouse a few years back. When most blogger buddies keep warning me I should have to get ready with Kleenex, I thought, is this book that heartbreaking..?'. Well, the book was exactly more than that. It's a heartwreching and heartwarming..

Once I continued reading from page 40, I just couldn't stop myself. I suppose to sleep at least at 1 am, so that at 6 am I'l be ready, off to the lab like every other day. But last night, was an exception. I think my eyes puffy caused by crying, and look also like another panda bear, for not enough sleeping.. (slept at 3.30 am).I just could't bare to stop, I want to know how it ends badly that I think sometime I just hold my breath.

I'm jealous of Suzanne and Katie to be in love deeply with Matt. He wasn't pictured or portrayed as a perfect guy. But that's made him the perfect guy. The one. He love his woman endlessly and
deeply that loosing them will break his heart, and he did. Suzanne was such a poor woman, I feel so so sorry for her. When she thought that she's lucky to have Matt and Nicholas and hopes that they will be together; like forever, it ends rapidly that she can't even finish her diary for Nicholas. Unfortunately, by the time I knew why Nicholas will never read Suzanne's diary, my eyes cannot hold the tears back anymore..I was sobbing! The whole story of Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas is a touching piece that shows people that there are a few things so important in life. Love, is one of it. Though love may break your heart by loosing someone you love most, there is no reason you give up life. It makes you appreciate what you have then, now and in future..and eventually, the second chance to hold happiness at the end.

James Patterson displays the characters' emotions excellently as he slowly reveals the events that led to the beginning of the story and, eventually, to its ending..I know he is an excellent thriller or suspense writer, but never thought he could do this as a romance writer..A few times while I was reading this, I thought as if i read a Nicholas Sparks novel. =) He moves from a mystery/ thriller writer toward more of a romantic writer in this book, and he did it in an excellent way as the writing is great and of course this is a book that you could read over and over again. I really recommend this book =p

p/s: I wonder if the movie as good as the book ;p

my rating: 4.5/5

Christina Applegate (Suzanne) and Johnathan Schaech (Matt)
in Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas movie.


  1. Wow, this looks so good! I really liked Sundays at Tiffany's by him, it wasn't this sad though!!! Has this movie been released yet?

  2. @ carrie = the movie has been released in 2005 if i'm not mistaken, by the starmovie..i havent have the chance to watch it.and yes it is good.. =)

  3. I loved this book when I read it! It is a tearjerker! Great review! :)

  4. @ Corrine = thanks..i still can't believe I cry more than a bucket for this book.. =(

  5. OMG!!! not only the thriller books.... he's also great in this type of book??? wonderfull.... brilliant..... thanks darlyn.... i've stumbled upon this book before but i've no heart for it since i was very occupied by his thriller books... thanks...darlyn.... this is great!!!

  6. @ cj= i think most people has their hard time to pick which books to buy..haha..

  7. Wow. Sounds good.

    Side note: I <3 Johnathan Schaech

  8. You have The Host in your TBR pile I see. I loved that book, but it took me FOREVER to get through it. Maybe the longest book I have ever read.

  9. @ juju = i wish i could watch the movie and love Jonathan Schaech too..

    @ Holly = Maybe I'll go through the same as you did..The book is thick..

  10. Told ya you'd cry buckets :-) So glad you enjoyed it and that was a great review!!

  11. @ Teddyree: I cant believe myself too.. =p

  12. The same thing happened to me.... I think it was two summers ago and I picked the book up while taking a break from house cleaning. I sat down to read a bit and didnt get up until I was done. I didnt know it was a movie so glad I checked out your post! :)

  13. @ Sheila: I wish i could watch the movie.try to look out for it on website but didnt find download-able..i still have that same feeling just thinking on this book. =(


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