Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock - Matthew Quick I almost didn't finish this book. I absolutely did not like Leonard in the beginning. I knew that he was being a typical self centered teen, but I kept thinking to myself "Get over yourself". As the book progressed and I learned more of Leonard's story, I started to like him and really feel bad for him. What he reveals about his best friend was horrifying and heartbreaking. I could kind of understand how he got to that point.

I think this would be a great book for teens. The overall message that it does get better if you are willing to put in the work is one I think will appeal to a lot of teens. While Leonard isn't a very likable kid, I think most readers will end up rooting for him. I think this is a book that will sit with me for a long while.