A Separate Peace
An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war.
Set at a boys’ boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.
A bestseller for more than thirty years, A Separate Peace is John Knowles’s crowning achievement and an undisputed American classic.
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Review: A Separate PeaceUser Review - Christopher Waltz - Goodreads
A Separate Peace is hands down one of my top ten favorite books of all time (maybe even falling into top five). It's poignant, funny at the right times, and heartbreaking at others. Any and all can find something to love about this book. Read full review
Review: A Separate PeaceUser Review - NHP - Goodreads
Deep. But also occasionally dull. But still deep and profound. Read full review