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!!
I liked this book a lot! Best narrator I have had so far!! Only wish they had an epilogue. It felt like the book just ended when the story was not finished!
I have read Silver Linings Playbook and thought it was great, so I gave this book a try. The entire story flat lined for me though.
That Asher did not die (sorry but it's true!) or at least apologize to Leonard. Also, that Linda, Leonard's Mom, didn't come to her senses.
Never knew what it would be like to be inside the head of an 18-year-old boy ready to commit murder and suicide. This is something all adults with children to help them better understand where their children or their classmates children's could possibly be coming from indeed pain and sorrow.
My rebellious spirit never allowed me to enjoy classics when I was in school, so I have some catching up to do... 😉
Never having been a fan of The Catcher in the Rye, I found this book mellow dramatic. That being said, I think a lot of angsty teens who are not sure where they fit in will identify with Leonard. The message of it came across as very open-ended, though, so don't expect many answers. But I liked that. It's not neatly wrapped and tied with a bow. My least favorite part (although it was funny) was the cliché description of Christians. I think the author was attempting to describe Baptists or Pentecostals but then he would describe them to sound like Catholic or Presbyterians or Methodists. It was confusing. But one thing is for sure, I have NEVER met Christians such as these. It was utterly ridiculous. However, if it was meant to come off as Leonard's Atheistic view of how they SEEMED after first meeting them, then I can possibly understand that. But I guess that wasn't the point - it was just confusing/funny/annoying so I thought I'd mention it. :)
I'd recommend it to select friends. It was a good and quick listen but the story line was deep and sad and even disturbing at points.
Yes, it was hard to find a place to stop because I wanted to know Leo's whole story and what his next moves would be.
Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy
I had no idea what to expect from this book and was very pleasantly surprised. Leonard Peacock is a young man we all can identify with, either from our own experiences or from someone we knew while we were in high school. With no family support whatsoever, he is struggling to come to terms with his self-worth and has some very big decisions to make, which will be either life-shattering or life-affirming. Join Leonard on his 18th birthday to see what happens. This book elicits a lot of different emotions--sadness, anger, frustration, and maybe even some joy. It is a story that will remain in my mind for a long while.
Excellent, believable narration adds to the experience.