Teen Review: Silver Linings Playbook (book)

Author:  Matthew Quick
Summary:  After Pat Peoples and his wife Nikki separate, he goes to live with his parents but everything seems changed. No one wants to talk to him about Nikki, his old friends are busy with their families, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as therapy. He meets Tiffany, a clinically depressed widow, who offers to act as a liaison between the couple if Pat will give up watching football, agrees to perform in the Dance Away Depression competition and not tell anyone about their contract.
 
Review:  The Silver Linings Playbook was an inspirational and important novel that I believe everyone should read. The plot orbits around Pat Peoples, a man who has spent a few years in a mental health facility and was just released by the court. He is now back home and his father and everyone he loves is giving him the cold shoulder. He just wants to see his wife Nikki again and he believes that God will bring them together. While waiting for Nikki, Pat meets Tiffany, a woman who also has a mental disability. Pat and her become friends and run together and share raisin bran. The plot develops into more as a dance competition occurs, Pat and Nikki might get to see each other, and Tiffany makes a big mistake. This was a wonder of a book by a wonder of a writer.
 
-Peter, High Point Teen Blogger

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