Matthew Quick’s Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

13477676Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock is a young adult novel based around the titular character of Leonard. He decides to kill his former best friend and then himself on his eighteenth birthday. This book is the story of that day.

I think I’ll always remember this novel for being present during such a tough time in my life, hence why it took me a month (!!!) to actually read it. I started it one day, and then didn’t pick it (or any book) up again until four weeks later when I was at work and thinking about how much things had changed.

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Holly Bourne’s The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting

From is a teenager and a writer. She is told that her life needs to be more interesting, that it needs to be something that people would want to read about, so she creates the Manifesto: six steps to make her more interesting to everyone else.

I picked this book up because of the amazing reviews it had on Goodreads. I had to write this review because this book got on my nerves so much. Continue reading

Kaui Hart Hemming’s The Descendants

Review – The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

descendantsThe Descendants is Matt King’s story. And can I just say, Matt King totally looks like George Clooney in my head. Perfect casting decision.

ANYWAY. Set in the beautiful Hawaiian landscapes, Matt’s wife Joanie is in a coma after a boating accident. This leaves him, a very much distant father, to look after his two daughters, Scottie (8) and Alex (17). He’s unsure, unsteady and rather lost at the whole concept of parenting.

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