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 - Candace Hinkle - Goodreads
This is a new classic, and I think that every young person should read this. Set in a boys' boarding school in 1943, it describes that point in adolescence where you teeter between the child and adult ... Read full review
Review: A Separate PeaceUser Review - Stephanie - Goodreads
Love this book. The language is beautiful and my students love that the morality is ambiguous. The class discussion that this book jump started was great. My boys especially, whether they want to admit it or not, enjoyed it. Read full review