Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Teen Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Neeka's back to talk about a serious page-turner:

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick 

To celebrate his eighteenth birthday, Leonard Peacock is about to commit a murder-suicide. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is about Leonards journey through the day, with frequent flashbacks to the past. This is a startlingly beautiful, all too realistic novel by Matthew Quick. Leonard provides such relateable insight on the world, you cant help but sympathize with him, no matter how crazy he tells himself he is.

Before Leonard kills his former friend and then offs himself, he needs to say goodbye to the four people in the world he cares about. Leonard explains his complicated past in an honest narrative while he gives presents to the aforementioned four people.

This book is only a quick read because it is impossible to stop reading. The prose alternates drastically between lines of practically tear-jerking metaphors to angry cursing. You will be surprised how much you identify with Leonard Peacock as a human being.

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