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  • Title: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
  • Author: Matthew Quick
  • ISBN: 9780316221337
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 LToday 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.
    Forgive Me Leonard Peacock 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 pistol

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    1. I don t know how helpful this review will be because I read most of the book through a film of tears Which is an embarrassingly melodramatic statement to make after this book managed to be so dark and sad without feeling forced or manipulative like my words But it s true Some of the tears were laughter, most of them were sadness I just I don t know how to review books like this I want to string together a list of beautiful, funny or sad quotes from the book when what I m really saying is Just re [...]

    2. Read this book if you want to be very emotionally invested in finding out why a high school teacher doesn t roll up his sleeves.And if you want your heart to cry.

    3. I remember the day when Columbine happened Of course, there have been school shootings before, and school shooting since, but as a young teen at the time, Columbine was the event that hit homewhy Because the people involved could easily have been me, or my friends It was so covered by the media, we watched the footage in school, there were counselors, there were added security on my campus, there were a lot of hushed conversations, a lot of adults not knowing how to react, wanting to discuss it, [...]

    4. Leonard Peacock wants to die But before he commits suicide, he wants to kill somebody Other than himself His former best friend, Archer, for the harm he has caused him in the past Now I don t want to jinx anything perhaps I speak too soon, as this is only my second book read by Matthew Quick but I really do believe that this author is slowly but surely becoming a favourite author of mine.He just KNOWS how to write a novel And his imagination has no boundaries In Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, he h [...]

    5. When the low, heavy sky weighs like a lid On the groaning spirit, victim of long ennui, And from the all encircling horizon Spreads over us a day gloomier than the night When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon, In which Hope like a bat Goes beating the walls with her timid wings And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling Charles Baudelaire, SpleenDamn you, Leonard Peacock you made me remember of who used to be one of my favorite poet when I was a teenager Ha, Baudelaire with his gen [...]

    6. This book was heartbreaking but ultimately really enjoyable My only issue was that I felt like the ending didn t give me enough satisfaction for a rounded out story Video review maybe to come Not sure yet.

    7. I can definitely see why Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is such a beloved book I believe many readers will find this novel beautiful and heart breaking and I did too, to a certain extent Though I appreciated many things within this book and even found myself emotionally attached to the main character, there were also quite a few elements that really bothered and hindered me at truly loving this story.The story centres around Leonard Peacock who has decided that he is going to kill himself on his ei [...]

    8. 3.5 stars This is the one book that perfectly qualifies the funny and heartbreaking description It s sad but the depressed really do have a great sense of humor Until I ve read the very first page of the book, I honestly thought Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is mainly a humorous contemporary fiction and I picked it up because I was looking forward to reading something light and funny It was funny but I was in a complete surprise to find out that it s a book mainly about depression and suicide and [...]

    9. Recently, I ve been reading really depressing books that have both horrified and fascinated me But out of all of them, Charm and Strange and now Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock takes the cake for tackling tough, taboo issues In this case, suicide Now, the last suicide book I ve read was Thirteen Reasons Why and this book can easily be compared to that But instead of the story being told from tapes from the deceased and another MC, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is told play by play from Leonard himself [...]

    10. Forgive me Mathew Quick, because I didn t find your story compelling for most of the part Synopsis Leonard Peacock has a shitty life He is a fictional embodiment of all things that could go wrong with an average 21st century teenager, bar the drugs Leonard has no father, no friends of his age, and no girlfriend What he does have is money, a Mother who doesn t care about him, a Holden Caulfield attitude and a P 38 gun.And today is his birthday And the plan He is going to kill his ex best friend a [...]

    11. Books, to me, should not be about moralizing They should be explorations of controversial ideas and of the horrible things that people can do And that is exactly what this book is Forgive Me Leonard Peacock avoids moralizing, but also doesn t shy away from the harsh reality of what Leonard plans to do And all this is to say that I have seen so many people say that they hate everyone who enjoyed this book Notwithstanding the fact that I kind of despise that statement, inherently, I completely dis [...]

    12. Either this book failed to do what it set out to do, or I went in with the wrong expectations Whatever the case, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock did not have any appreciable impact on me.You see, I read this book hoping to gain some insight into the mind of a school shooter Someone like Kevin Khatchadourian, just not so inherently evil I wanted this book to scare me, stun me, make me question, make me think, maybe break my heart a little What I did not want this book to do and what it essentially di [...]

    13. I had this idea that I would love this book a lot, but I just didn t I love these kinds of books because they touch on real things in life, sad things I just didn t feel it with this book Leonard is going to kill his ex best friend and himself We don t find out until near the end why he wants to kill Asher and then himself I feel like it would have been better if we got some insight into the bad things that happened with these two boys I would have felt connected to Leonard that way Leonard go [...]

    14. Wow what a sad story this was Told in the voice of a morose, yet incredibly intelligent teenage boy, we re given a raw look into the road to suicide, and how depression affects your thoughts What I noticed immediately was the writing style which stood out to me as something very honest Not only is it told in first person which I consider a requirement for a story such as this but we get a format that emphasizes his unhealthy state of mind even so This includes foot notes on his interpretations [...]

    15. 4.5 Stars You know those characters you read about that are just too smart for the world Not like IQ book smart, because they don t usually care about that stuff, but just plainart Like Holden Caufield from The Catcher in the Rye, like Yagami Light from Death Note, Vol 1 Boredom.Leonard Peacock is one of those characters He thinks than those around him and sees things differently than those around him And unfortunately, his brilliance is on the edge of expiration because he s been given the shi [...]

    16. I find this a very difficult book to review because on one hand, it s subject matter is very important, on the other, I really didn t enjoy it very much.There were times when I sympathized with the main character, Leonard Peacock But an overwhelming amount of the time I found him pretty unlikable And maybe that is how he s supposed to come off, I really don t know It just made it difficult for me to understand him sometimes I felt similarly when I read Thirteen Reasons Why, ultimately sad but un [...]

    17. I hardly know where to begin with Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Suffice to say that this novel is brilliant, beautiful, and heart breaking It follows a teenage boy Leonard Peacock on his birthday as he chooses to kill another boy in his school and then commit suicide himself, all after giving the few special people in his life gifts to remember him by As a foray into Quick s works, I can t say this was the happiest of reads, but it made my throat close up in grief and my knuckles fist into my mout [...]

    18. 2.5 Review to come Read this review and others over on my blogBetween the sheets covers blog Between the sheets covers blog Between the sheets covers blog

    19. The poor guy is so misunderstood, and his mother is horrible And just.Why am I crying The footnotes are everything.Also the letters from the future.

    20. Admittedly, I picked up Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock with a great deal of skepticism I like my issues books hard hitting, dark, and gritty, but I ve not had much success finding many authors who can deliver the kind of bleak realism that for me is the holy grail of the genre I want to say Leonard Peacock impressed me with its authenticity, but for a book billed as an unflinching examination, Matthew Quick flinched multiple times.What disappoints me most about Leonard Peacock is that it s written [...]

    21. I m trying to let him know what I m about to do.I m hoping he can save me, even though I realize he can t REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOKI didn t really know what I felt after reading this book.Sorrow Pain Hurt Disappointment.Anger.Loneliness.This book gave me a lot to think about.Forgive me, Leonard Peacock is one of those books that I think is a must read for everyone.Don t be mislead by the title.This book is not in any way comical.It is not in any way plain humorous.It is just not.There wer [...]

    22. Esse livro me surpreendeu de uma maneira muito positiva A escrita do Matthew Quick que eu n o tinha gostado muito em O Lado Bom da Vida est incr vel em Leonard Peacock Uma narrativa gostosa, que flui muito bem e me deixou curioso e empolgado o tempo todo Achei o Leonard um protagonista muito real Ele tem 18 anos e sua personalidade equilibrada no sentido de que ele inteligente e cheio de opini es sem deixar de ser inconsequente e rebelde O livro se passa ao longo de um dia inteiro e, na minha op [...]

    23. This book is mainly about a suicidal and homicidal eighteen year old Leonard Peacock 1 plot the fact that I just finished this book in literally just one night just proves how this book was beautifully written That this novel was tragic yet eye opening Pacing of the book was truly incredible, I love how the author add a bit of humor to this novel when in fact, the issue this book tackled was really serious And you may call me hypocrite or what but this book made me realize MORE that you SHOULD b [...]

    24. Why am I so emotchunal Miranda SingsBut really, a heartbreaking and emotional book that I feel is really important for a lot of reasons Hard to get through, but really important.Every life matters and things do get better.

    25. we can simultaneously be human and monster that both of those possibilities are in all of us Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is one of those books that just took me by complete surprise I didn t do a lot of research before picking it up and I definitely hadn t seen many people talk about it I found it on sale and I decided to pick it up on a whim I m really glad that I did What I LikedThe discussion of important social issues I feel like I ve been reading a lot of books recently that contain charact [...]

    26. Woah I m justwoah.This book kind of bopped me on the head and left my brain for dead I love that.It s an issue book, and while I don t think it adequately dealt with the issue, I think it presented the story realistically And then, you know, left us to stew in our own questions WHY DID IT NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS It s narrated by, Leonard.I don t want to give spoilers, but to put it bluntly Leonard is considered strange He has a strange thought process He likes strange things like old movies or [...]

    27. This is the story of one day in Leonard Peacock s life The most important day he ll ever live Not only is it his 18th birthday, it s also the day where he will kill Asher Beal and then himself Follow Leonard through this most remarkable day as he says his farewells to the four most important people in his life on the last day of his own.Characters like Leonard Peacock i.e Holden Caulfield, Gene from A Separate Peace, Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Lucky Linderman from Everybody Se [...]

    28. 2 starsFull review to comeA few things about my reading experience I totally thought this book was going to be a cute contemporary because this is what happens when you like to read books without knowing a single thing about the book before you start.This is NOT a cute contemporary, but it is a very deep dark and important topic.I have zero interest in this book but like I want to.It s not the topic that has curved my interest into disinterest I just don t care about the story or the characters [...]

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