I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I was hesitant to buy this book since I had mixed feelings about Silver Linings Playbook. But I did buy it, and am very glad I did!!
This is a beautifully written story, and perfectly narrated. It is a young adult story, but still thoroughly enjoyable for adults (and I am old!!). I looked forward to returning each time I left it behind.
Do yourself a favor and don't pass on this book--it is worth every penny (or credit!), and you will not be sorry!!
One of the authors that has stuck with me is the late Stephen Covey, hence the headline of my review. Why quote Covey for the headline of this review? Because the quote points to the healing process available to the young man--yes man--who is the title character. He doesn't know it, but he has grown up in spite of his parents and himself. Bravo! We were pulling for you.
My heart pounded through most of the book and not because I was walking around the block fifteen times to get my exercise in for the day. The author captured the vacated, self-centered suburban emotional landscape of many teenager's lives--too old to be latch-key kids but too emotionally unstable to root themselves into a healthy rhythm of self-discovery and respect.
There's one scene where there's an intersection between the young and vulnerable and the old and cynical. Which wins out? I'll only say that they both had the adage "begin with the end in mind." I was surprised by both the teenager's and the infirmed old man's response to what was a life-threatening situation.
Tagline for a movie of this book: Why it was foolishly ignorant for the city of Philadelphia--and the state of California and so many other cities and town--to lay off school counselors as if we don't need them for kids who are emotionally abandoned.
First off, I loved the narrator. Great job on his part.
This book was really good. I'll admit it's hard for me to focus when listening to an audio book, I zone out alot. But when listening to Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, I didn't want to miss a moment. I finished it in two days because I couldn't stop listening to it. It deals with feelings that teens and adults alike can relate to, being lonely, feeling like no one cares. Things I've dealt with in my life, and I feel like the author really captured all of those things and put them into a character who, despite his flaws and darkness, I really enjoyed. All in all, I really liked the book. It's worth a read.
This is a must read for everyone.
It will reach the core of your soul.
It's a book you will remember forever, and a book that you SHOULD remember forever.
It's honest, witty, soulful, heartbreaking and hopeful all at the same time.
"There is scarcely any passion without struggle." Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
Lenny Peacock is a high schooler with a dreadful secret and a serious shortage of self-esteem. He's not a bad kid, but he's as popular as a waterlogged dog at a Sunday social. Today, he plans to murder a former friend and kill himself.
I bought this short novel when it was on sale because I really enjoyed the author's Silver Linings Playbook. "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock" is geared more toward teens. While I used to be one, and thus both appreciate and hate that place of awkwardness and angst, if magic made a time machine, I'd go back to 21, not 16.
I should have read the signs, and known I would find this book mediocre.
Say something about yourself!
an amazing book that should have gotten all 5 stars from me but does't because the author decided that an ending was not necessary. What a shame...
The whole entire book was memorable. Seriously a great book, but I think the most memorable moment was when he went to make the pancakes because his mother got too busy to do it for him.
Noah Galvin has the perfect voice for all books that are being narrated by a teen. In fact, I think that if you have a book that is narrated by a young man, it should be mandatory that Noah performs it. It's not just his voice that makes it so good, it's the way that dramatizes, but does not over do it.
Yes, the end, when I realized that there was no ending to it.