Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Awww, man, kids like this sadden me. Leonard Peacock is living his last day. His backpack has his grandfather's gun in it and he plans on killing Asher Beal and then committing suicide. But, first, he has some presents to give out to his closest acquaintances. Poor Leonard has an absent mother, who chooses her French boyfriend and career over living with her son. What the heck, mom? Raise your kid! Leonard is brilliant and weird and eventually you find out why he's questioning his sanity. Good read along with The Catcher in the Rye and It's Kind of a Funny Story.
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