Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Matthew Quick reveals plot of new book

The author of "The Silver Linings Playbook" on what he's got next

Matthew Quick reveals plot of new book


Today, we have a Q&A with Matthew Quick, the author of locally-set "The Silver Linings Playbook," which is being adapated into a film starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Quick releases "Boy21," his third novel -- and his second geared at teenagers -- next week.

Quick also talked to us about what he's working on, including a return to adult fiction that he kept mum on because it wasn't finished yet. Quick's next book is "Forgive Me Leonard Peacock," another YA book. "It’s about a kid who decides to kill his former best friend and then himself and the hope he finds in a very unlikely way," Quick said.

So, not light reading material?

"No," Quick said, laughing. "This is one is very intense and very different. But I think people will see the theme of mental health in all of my books. I think it’s very much thematically consistent with my other works."

"Boy21" is about Finley, a quiet kid from a blue collar, Philly-area neighborhood, who is forced to befriend Russ, a priviledged kid with a tragic past who believes he's from outer space. It hits bookstores a week from today. Quick will do a signing at Collingswood High School on Monday. Check the trailer for the book:

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