The powerful new novel from Matthew Quick, author of Oscar-nominated THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, is an honest and authentic exploration of love, rebellion and belonging, for readers who loved THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.
Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hard-working student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper - the mysterious, out-of-print cult-classic - the rebel within Nanette awakens.
As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that sometimes rebellion comes at a high price.
A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, EVERY EXQUISITE THING is Matthew Quick at his finest.
Transfixed me from the opening line to the last
Books like Quick's are necessary - New York Times
A very real and affecting story
It's a very real and affecting story of a troubled young man - I was with Leonard on every page. And it's a great read - I couldn't put it down - Graeme Simsion
Transfixed me from the opening line to the last - Annabel Pitcher
Through Leonard, Quick urges readers to look beyond the pain of the here and now to the possibilities that await. - Publishers Weekly
Praise for FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK:
Transfixed me from the opening line to the last - Annabel Pitcher, author of SILENCE IS GOLDFISH
Clear a whole day for this book. - Mashable 11 Best YA Books of 2013
A very real and affecting story - Graeme Simsion, author of THE ROSIE PROJECT
Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made in to an Academy Award-nominated film. His work has been translated in to more than twenty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, novelist/pianist Alicia Bessette.