Book Review: Silver Linings Playbook by Mathew Quick

It’s 2:48 am and I have just finished reading Silver Linings Playbook by Mathew Quick. Yep, it was that good. Quick’s amazing writing skills and techniques were well used and story line was put together properly. Beautifully written.

Aside from that, the story itself was great! A mentally unstable person (Pat Peoples) has just come out of rehab “bad place” and his main focus is ending “apart time” with his wife, Nikki. Throughout the story, Pat tries to become a better person by doing things that Nikki would have liked him to do. He loses weight and exercises frequently to try to impress her. Also, he practices “being kind, not right”. The thing is, Pat does not remember the last 4 years of his life and why he was sent to the bad place in the first place.

Along the way, he meets Tiffany, who became mentally unstable after her husbands death. Pat and Tiffany have an usual friendship. They run together everyday, but not together. What I mean is that they don’t talk to each other much. They have a silent friendship. In truth, Tiffany is scouting Pat for a duet dance competition in exchange for her being a liaison between Pat and Nikki. What happens next twists the story into a million pieces. In conclusion I’d rate this book 4 out of 5 stars for Quick’s exceptional writing skills and story plot.

Profane, but nothing really happens. There is a lot of mature content, so I’d say it’s appropriate for age 14 and up.

 

This is my first book review for a leisure read; please, please give me feedback!

-mariam

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