Required reading at my school that I found to be the most boring, dry and uninteresting books I have ever picked up.
I also was required to read this book in high school. However, it was the only required reading that I really got into. I loved this book. It is one of only a few books that I re-read years later. I just really related to the characters. It is a wonderful book.
I really enjoyed this book. It had a slow start, but don't let that stop you from reading it.
This book provides an interesting perspective on WWII.
This is a wonderful book about friendship. I loved it!!!
I really enjoyed this book. (I don't understand how the person below me gave it 2.5 stars, yet said they didn't read it).
Great for high school students; a true look at the trials and tribulations of friendship.
A classic for sure. Great story of relationships, growing up, learning about life.
No wonder why this is an American classic-I read it in High School, and again, years later. Still a fabulous book. Had a completely different perspective on it the second time I read it. The two main characters are intriguing, and the plot is also.
A classic novel for high school readers
A very good book about growing up. A true classic, and worth reading.
A classic that has stood the test of time.
Glad I read this old standard. Doesn't hold a candle to Catcher, though I felt that was the challenge Knowles felt.
A well-written book. Good for high school and adult readers. Great characters.
A classic; to borrow from corn flakes, "read it again for the first time"!
This book was required reading in 10th grade. I can honestly say that this book still holds the position for the worst book I have ever read 5 years later. I didn't care about what happened to any of the characters, and the writing was boring.
A review from Amazon.com:
This is an underappreciated classic that, while labelled as a children's book, resonates with you at any age. Set in the world of a boarding school, two friends contemplate the outbreak of war even as their bonds of friendship grow. Like great "young adult literature," the characters in this book ring absolutely true. And when tragedy strikes at the end of the novel, you will be stunned when adolescent bravery plunges into sadness.
A must-read for anyone ten and up.
Gene was lonely, introverted, intellectual. Phineas was a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happened between them at school one summer during the early years of World War ii is the subject of A Separate Peace. A great bestseller for over twenty years - one of the most starkly moving parables ever written of the dark forces that brood over the tortured world of adolescence.
" I think it is the best - written, best - designed and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself." - Aubrey Menen
Gene was a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas was a handsome taunting, daredevil athlete. What happened between them at school one summer during the early years of World War 11 is the subject of this great bestseller for over twenty years. One of the most starkly moving parables ever written of the dark forces that brood over the tortured world of adolescence.