Thursday, September 27, 2007

one of my favorite non fiction books

My favorite book of all time is sort of boarderline fiction/non-fiction. It's called A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. The book is about a man named Gene who returns to his boarding school, and relives the adventures he had there as a boy. Gene was very competitive with his best friend Finny and one day he bounced him off of a tree branch while they were jumping into the river. Finny broke his leg. People knew that Gene caused Finny to break his leg, although neither of the boys would confess to it. In the end Finny hurts himself again, when the other boys try to tell him that Gene caused him to break his leg in the first place. He rushes out of the room and falls down some stairs, re-breaking his leg. When the doctors go to reset the broken leg, bone marrow escapes into Finny's bloodstream and he passes away. This book is based off of real people, and true events, but years and names and physical descriptions have been changed around.

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