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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 World... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Didn’t get what i ordered

I bought this book in hardcover format but received a soft cover book… the quality was fine but I had gotten what I ordered :/ I love this book and would recommend anyone to read it thought :)

Very upset about the condition, but very happy with the customer service!

I am really upset about this purchase. I know it’s not a lot of money, but I purchased a like new book and there is writing on every page, underlining, drawings, along with highlighting. I can not read this without getting distracted. I was so excited to read this book again, as the first time was in high school and I really enjoyed it. The customer service is great- my money was refunded quickly and I like that they asked for me to donate the book instead of returning it.

I had this long ago, gave it to a friend. This book could be read and written about in a composition. A book about humanity always sells. This is why I purchased it again.

Beautifully written

A separate peace, written by John Knowles, is set in a boarding school in New Hampshire during World War II. This book is a remarkable novel mainly about a unique friendship between the two main characters, Gene and Phineas. Gene is a shy, reserved intellectual, while Phineas is an outgoing, lively athlete. However the disparity between their personalities has a mysterious force that pulls them together. The friendship portrayed by Knowles is amazingly real- they waiver between hate and friends as mini-conflicts arise between them. The campus of this school was situated out of the reaches of the war; most of the students are not bothered by what¡¦s happening in the outside world. However, as the students neared graduation and the truth slowly unveiled itself, it shattered the tranquility within the campus, and the students were suddenly faced with the shocking reality. A seemingly small incident had progressed into a huge conflict that ultimately was entirely comprised of evil. This book is well designed and controlled. At critical times in the story, Knowles is careful not to reveal too much, which leaves the reader in suspense with the urge to read on. In my opinion, there isn¡¦t a definite plot (not saying it¡¦s a flaw of the book). In fact, the novel is written somewhat like a diary. Even so, Knowles¡¦ perspective towards the war is timeless, and his masterpiece would appeal to most people who read this touching story.

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A Separate Peace in The Great American Read Is Underway on PBS and ThriftBooks Has All 100 Titles
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Published by Beth Clark • July 27, 2018

The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the heart of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be precise, at least to begin with, so here are the first 20!

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