Friday, September 20, 2013

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Forgive Me, Leonard PeacockForgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the most touching books that I ever read.Throughout the book leonard talks about some serious issues like moral dilemma,bullying,discrimination, life and death but it is coated with a bit of humour which make them easier to take on.
The story begins on leonards 18th birthday when he deceides to kill his former best friend Asher and then kill himself.He wants to give parting gifts to four important people in his he packs their gifts and his grandfather's gun and leave for school.
Throughout the day as he meets the people and delivers the gifts he remembers his connection with those people ,with Asher and what led him to this moments.
All the characters and situations in the story are well written.Leonard is smart and observant but is broken he see things that others overlook.He has a very good imagination.
I liked the letters from the future which is set in a world filled with water where leonard is manning a lighthouse which hasn't got human contact for months.

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