A Separate Peace by John Knowles

by molly furlong

Massachusetts summer of 1942 in the midst of the war two best-friends were stuck at the dreaded boys school of Devon. the summer was coming to a close and phineas wanted nothing but adventure until something went wrong.
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if you could jump far enough from the tree to safely land in the lake below, you were a legend at Devon so of course finny tried. the first time everyone was fine. the second time a vengeful friend got in the way and after that point nothing was the same.
that dreadful day that everything went wrong was left alone until a curious witness decided something wasn't right and went digging what he found changed everything for the worse. nothing between finny and gene was ever the same.