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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yvonne.sevignykaiser - LibraryThing
This book had a mention in another novel I recently read so I decided I needed to reread and see if I got the same thoughts as the author quoted. Envy, jealousy and life altering choices. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - adrianburke - LibraryThing
Lacks substance but the prose would have you believe it was saying something which it is not. Read full review