An American classic in the same vain as titles like To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies, A Separate Peace is a must-read for any young reader. Author John Knowles tells the story of a two young men in the throes of adolescence. War, rivalry, friendships and education are just a few of the obstacles that plague these American school boys. It’s the complex and deep storytelling of A Separate Peace that has made it a standard in the classroom for more than thirty years.
The story is set in New Hampshire in the year 1942. Gene and Finny find themselves rooming together during the school's summer session, though it’s clear that they couldn’t be more different. While Gene is introverted and intellectual, Finny is charismatic and athletic. Despite their differences, the two become great friends, almost like brothers. Yet – always in his head and constantly overthinking – Gene starts to suspect that Finny is actually working against him, trying to keep Gene from succeeding. It soon becomes clear that Finny’s intentions are good, but unfortunately it’s too late. One small action by Gene changes Finny’s life forever and ultimately shakes their friendship to the core. What unfolds is a series of struggles and torments not only between the boys at the school, but the boys and the war that keeps coming closer and closer to them.
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Author: John Knowles
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