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  • Published: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Description: 273 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780316221337
  • 0316221333

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Forgive me, Leonard Peacock

by Quick, Matthew, 1973-

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen, West Teen

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A day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.

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Similar to Catcher in the Rye

'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock' is a great read, but definitely recommended for older teens due to language and subject matter (this book tackles many difficult topics, such as suicide, school shootings, and bullying, among others). I found this book to be very polarizing, and whether you like it or not will hinge on how closely you relate to or have empathy for the main character, Leonard. Leonard is not always likable (or particularly believable), but he grows on you as the book comes together. 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock' is vaguely reminiscent of 'Catcher in the Rye', particularly in the formatting of events within the novel. Leonard Peacock reminded me of Holden Caulfield at many different times throughout the book, but especially because of his unique brand of sarcasm and the humor used in dialogue. This book took a little time for me to get used to-- the subject matter made me fairly uncomfortable for the first half of the novel. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this book tremendously, and found that I couldn't turn the pages fast enough when I got to the end of the book. The writing is beautiful, and the story line made me stop to think several times during my reading.

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