Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
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In addition to the P-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. I want to say good-bye to them properly. I want to give them each something to remember me by. To let them know I really cared about them and I'm sorry I couldn't be more than I was--that I couldn't stick around--and that what's going to happen today isn't their fault.
Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol.
Maybe one day he'll believe that being different is okay, important even.
But not today.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick, brings an unflinchingly eye to the impossible choices we deal with every day--and the light in us all that never goes out.
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It's depressing, but good!
It only took me two days to read, but it was very interesting! I appreciate the different aspects of all of the characters, but I can't lie, it made me sad!
All the right things.
"Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock" doesn't sugarcoat it. Not one bit. From the very first page, Matthew Quick drops bomb after bomb in blatant, this-is-how-it-is ways and if you don't like it, then too bad. Leonard's story is told exactly how it happens, and I like that. Too many times do authors try to sugarcoat illnesses like depression or romanticize suicidal thoughts. Leonard... Leonard's just a kid going through something- this is how happened, these are his feelings, this is his life. Being a teenager myself and struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts and just not fitting in, I connect with Leonard- you know what? Some things are just bad. He's someone that finally understood me, as I did him. This book is something I recommend everyone who's every struggled with what Leonard has been through to read. It's suspenseful, twisty and just an all-out good read. Mr. Quick has written in a way that makes me feel like I'm there- I'm S, I'm Horatio, I'm Leonard. It begins on a low note and ends pretty high. It reinforces that there's hope- there are people out there you simply haven't met.
Definitely worth reading. One of the best books I've read this year.
This book sent chills down my spine, it was so GOOD!
While reading this book, I fell in LOVE with Leonard, with his blatant personality and determination to carry out on his plan. Almost anything written by Matthew Quick made me cry or feel something (except Boy21: since I don't play basketball, I didn't quite relate). Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock was exceptional!
- Level: Grades 10-17
- Category: Coming of Age
- Published: Aug 13, 2013
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 208 Pages
- Language: English