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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  

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Young Leonard, on becoming eighteen, realises he has nothing to live for and so plans his exit. This is a book about depression written in the first person. I believe it really does give you a deep understanding of a troubled boy. Thank God he has a teacher who cares and is able to show him a way towards hope. This is an important book and certainly one any parent with a depressed child should read. For all its subject matter it is also a very lovely story.

If you like Matthew Quick you might also like to read books by Jay Asher, Gavin Extence and Rebecca Wait.

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Synopsis

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

A powerful and important book for fans of Mark Haddon, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and Jay Asher. How would you spend your birthday if you knew it would be your last? Eighteen-year-old Leonard Peacock knows exactly what he'll do. He'll say goodbye. Not to his mum - who he calls Linda because it annoys her - who's moved out and left him to fend for himself. Nor to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing the unthinkable. But to his four friends: a Humphrey-Bogart-obsessed neighbour, a teenage violin virtuoso, a pastor's daughter and a teacher. Most of the time, Leonard believes he's weird and sad but these friends have made him think that maybe he's not. He wants to thank them, and say goodbye. In this riveting and heart-breaking book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick introduces Leonard Peacock, a hero as warm and endearing as he is troubled. And he shows how just a glimmer of hope can make the world of difference.

About the Author

Matthew Quick, 33, is a writer living in Massachusetts. His work has appeared in the Boston Phoenix, Meridian, The Sun, Agni and several other journals. The Silver Linings Playbook is his first novel.

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Publication date

16th January 2014

Author

Matthew Quick

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matthewquickwriter.com/

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
NewGen - YA Fiction
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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781472208200

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