Book Review

Book Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

  • Title: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
  • Author: Matthew Quick
  • Genre: Realistic Fiction
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co.
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • ISBN: 9780316221337
  • Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
  • Buy: Fully bookedAmazonNational Book Store


Most, if not everyone goes through the phase of depression, loneliness and confusion which sometimes leads to thoughts of suicides.

Leonard Peacock is on that stage of his teenage life. The flow of emotions on his part is raging and he is confused as to what step must he do to end all of it. On his 18th birthday, he planned on giving out gifts to four people he interacts with daily and planned on killing his best friend and himself with his grandfather’s gun. The ultimate reason for his plans is being revealed while he was distributing gifts.

This novel has a sad tone that leaves you with heavy heart. You cannot help but sympathize Leonard with everything that he goes through because we all know that the hardest battle is the battle between you and your inner self.

I commend Matthew Quick for integrating issues such as parental responsibility, friendship, suicide, depression and other relationship and taboo issues. He opened the eyes of the readers to the reality that suicidal people just wanted to be saved.

So who saved Leonard? Read the book to find out!

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