Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
by John Knowles

Gene and Finny (Phineas) meet at the Devon School in New Hampshire during the summer of 1942. Finny is a natural athlete. Gene excels at his studies, but is jealous of Finny, who suggests that they jump out of a tree as a rite of passage. Gene and Finny thus become charter members of the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. Gene's jealousy intensifies, until one day, when they are both standing in the tree. One of them falls -- but is it an accident? The writing is quite fine and the interaction between the two boys carries the story. -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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