Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meeting is Nov 10

forgivemeThe NSYA book group is on hiatus this month because of scheduling, but we’ll be meeting on November 10 at 7pm to discuss Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick.

On the morning of Leonard Peacock’s 18th birthday, he packs a gun in his backpack along with four gifts. The gifts are for the four people who are most important to him: his elderly neighbor Walt with whom he watches Humphrey Bogart movies; a young woman he developed a crush on when she handed him a religious pamphlet at the subway; a guy from his school who lets Leonard listen to him practice his violin; and his favorite teacher, Herr Silverman. Once he distributes these gifts, Leonard plans to take his gun and murder his former best friend before killing himself.

I’ll admit I was skeptical before I read this book, because enough violence already! But. This is not a violent book. It’s primarily about Leonard’s relationships with all four recipients of his gifts, and how these relationships have touched him. Leonard is smart and funny there are many sweet moments in this story. I loved it a whole lot and I hope that you do too.

Copies are available at the circulation desk. If you’re unfamiliar with the NSYA book group, we are adults who read and discuss books written for teens. Our discussions are casual and fun and new faces are always welcome!

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