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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Forgive me, Leonard Peacock

Posted by Book Hooked at 3:14 PM
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Synopsis:

"Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather’s P-38 pistol.

But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart-obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate, Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school’s class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.

In this riveting look at a day in the life of a disturbed teenage boy, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made—and the light in us all that never goes out." (Taken from; Good Reads)


Review:

This novel is well written, beautiful, powerful, and heart breaking. It follows Leonard Peacock during the day of his birthday. He has chosen this day to commit suicide. This after giving the people he loves the most a couple of gifts to remember him by and killing a boy in his school. I love how every single character matters. Every single one of them is realistic and a big part of the novel. I need to say that this isn't a happy read, as you can probably see. I found some parts difficult to read, not because the book was bad or boring, but because it was really strong. This is one of those books that everyone should read.


Rating:

5/5


2 comments:

Maria Malaveci said...

Sounds like a great read! Adding it to my to read!

Book Hooked said...

@Maria Malaveci You won't regret it.

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