My Friend Leonard

My Friend Leonard

by James Frey
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My Friend Leonard 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 207 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Friend Leonard is the sequel to James Frey¿s false memoir, A Million Little Pieces. This is the story of his life out of rehabilitation. Now, he is serving time in jail, and waiting to be released to see his girlfriend. However, when James is released things do not go as planned with his girlfriend, Lilly. Lilly, is the girl he met in rehabilitation whom he fell in love with. In rehabilitation, he had also met an old man named Leonard. Leonard and James developed a father-son bond. Since his release from jail, Leonard has been by his side and helped him financially and socially, and providing James with the necessities to live an ideal life. In this book, there is a bigger message then how he deals with alcohol and drugs, it is friendship. If you read between the lines you will realize that the message is that friends will always be friends, no matter what the situation is. In my opinion, this book will appeal to alcohol and or drug abusers as well as people who are amongst them, also anyone else who is appealed to or interested by this subject. The author, James Frey, describes the highs and lows or being sober in a society where people drink every now and then. All the heartaches and thoughts going through his mind make this book much more powerful. Without a doubt, this book is very emotional, yet there is a disadvantage in which the author got carried away with his vivid thoughts which makes it very surreal. There are very few paragraph breaks and no speech marks which reflects a lot of emotion towards the reader and makes it much more effective. Also, this book includes very harsh language, and some violent situations that I do not recommend for children under the age of 13. Because of James's debut book A Million Little Pieces, was a clear success. It caused his sequel My Friend Leonard to be popular among the readers who read his debut book. The interesting thing that the author does and not many do is that he brings some flashbacks from his debut book, which doesn¿t require for readers to read his first book in order to understand and enjoy his second book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first began reading this book, i thought it was going to be dreadful. As i continued reading i realized how brilliant it was, to go inside the mind of a drug/alcohol abuser whom became not just a very dufferent form of mobster, but a overall very different person than at the beginning of the book. I praise James Frey, and if it were an option i'd give this book six stars.
Sarahs419 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two days.. I LOVE this book and honestly think its one of the best i have read in a long time! I really wish this series would continue on!!! I felt like i was living in the story, true or false it doesnt matter! GREAT READING!!!
Deanna Persons More than 1 year ago
My favorite book, you cant put it down it really touches the heart.
xxSCARFACExx More than 1 year ago
The book is grea but it bring a great deal of questions about how real it can be. It is too over the top. If you agree that the book is fiction it can be a great thrilling read. Then end is kind of a let down but doesn't ruin the book.
BeckyZeeDub More than 1 year ago
One word: AMAZING. I loved it. I LOOOOVEEEDDDD IT! Million Little Pieces was great too, but this had such a more positive feeling about it. I laughed, I cried.... I felt good at the end. Whenever I've brought up James Frey to friends and family, the first things that come out of their mouths are..."It was all lies!" But come on - the guy is an amazing writer. Can't say enough praises about this book. One of my most favorites of all time.
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Britt_IA More than 1 year ago
It's definitely a read for those of us who know James Frey's writing style. No periods, commas - really a complete lack of all English grammar rules. It's just thoughts written on pages. And it still seizes to amaze me that he can get away with that and write such great stories. Please read "A Million Little Pieces" first if you can. It's not an absolute, but it helps with background of each of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked a million little pieces a lot better, however this was still good enough to continue reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me cry, a lot. I reccommend this book it made me feel like i was him. I wish they made another book, to keep on going, by so far this book is the only book i ever finished and also the book "A million little peices". I might even read it over and over. This book was the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I read a million little pieces first amd lpved it too...dont care what oprah says....my son is an addict now in rehab in fla....hope he comes out as sensitive and caring as james frey did.. i cannot read his books fast enough...cant wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like it's predecessor, this is a wonderful read. I really like the author's style of writing.
TheShortKid More than 1 year ago
This book is my favorite book ad the second - if not best - book i have ever read. You gotta read it!
Gail Santos More than 1 year ago
read "a million little pieces" first and thought it was okay .. good story but morbid .. i read this one out of curiosity .. wanted to see where their friendship ended up after rehab .. i laughed .. i cried .. i loved it .. great book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an incredible book! I read it in one day and couldnt put it down! Truly amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. I loved 'A Million Little Pieces' and this picked up right where that left off. I would love to read a book about gow James' life was after this book. I would definitely recommend this book! !!
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