Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Goodreads Description: 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.
“So the key is doing something that sets you apart forever in the minds of regular people. Something that matters.”
I’ve never read a book by Matthew Quick, but I was scrolling through books to see what I wanted to listen to next, because I was bored of one of the others I was listening to. I was kind of drawn to it by the cover, even though it is a simple cover. I am really glad I chose it, because this book was SO GOOD! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was a good read. It had its funny moments and its really sad moments. It was a mix of both and I love the way it all came together. I really enjoyed listening to this book and it’s a book that I would definitely purchase, just so I can reread it again on my own. I would also highly recommend it! I love Leonard and his neighbor, Walt. They are perfect together and their time together was some of my favorite parts in the book. I definitely want to check out what other books Matthew Quick has written.
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I got some books in the mail today! I will do a book haul as soon as I get the other books I ordered. I hope that I get them by the end of this week/early next week. I am just so excited about them. I will share one book that I got of the three right now, because I am so excited about it! I read the first chapter and I know this will be a book that I end up staying up all night reading! 🙂
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I’ve been waiting for this book to come out and heard a lot of good things about it, so I ordered it and I am so glad that it is here! I am having a debate in my head on if I want to pause reading Throne of Glass, so I can read this. lol. If you have me on Twitter (whoa_itsashley) or Instagram (heyyitsashley), then you may have seen that I posted a picture of the book, because I was so excited. 🙂 Anyway, expect a book haul soonish!
I am off to go watch Supernatural before bed. I miss my boys! I hate when there is a week without them! In case you missed it, you can check out my last post over here: Teaser Tuesday – there are some pictures I took in that post. Pictures are always fun! Goodnight! ❤