Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Written by Matthew Quick

A day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying goodbye to the four people who matter most to him.

Primary Source Pairing:
To quote the School Library Journal review on this title, “May there be more Herr Silvermans willing to take personal risks to save the Leonard Peacocks,” as written by Lisa Crandall. In this emotional story, we can look for the helpers. We find one in Herrr Silverman. For the primary source pairing for this title, use the Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo to open the conversation on being a friend and a helper to those around you.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Describe what you see.
  • What do you notice first?
  • Describe anything you see on the page besides words, such as images.
  • How is the text and other information arranged on the image?
  • Describe anything about this text that looks strange or unfamiliar.
  • What other details can you see?
  • What was the purpose of this image?
  • What feelings do you have analyzing this image?
  • What can you learn from examining this?

Book Cover, Summary, School Library Journal review: Follett
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