Forgive me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 13, 2013
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.
My Opinion: This book is not a book I would normally read. It seems very strange and messed up, believe me I know what you were thinking when you read the summary. It was a good book though and I really liked it. It was different and sad, but the whole book wasn’t sad. What happened to Leonard is sad, but I promise the whole book isn’t sad and depressing. Also the overall message of the book is a good message. I wasn’t thrilled about how it ended, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it.
Recommendation: I recommend this book to people who like realistic fiction. I also recommend this book to anyone who has read and liked Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
Overall: This book was good and I recommend that you read it.