A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace

John Knowles with David Levithan

fiction classics young adult emotional reflective sad medium-paced

208 pages | first published 1959

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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 the second world war.Set at a boys boarding school i...
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Moods

reflective 72%
emotional 68%
sad 53%
dark 34%
tense 20%
challenging 19%
adventurous 17%
funny 12%
hopeful 8%
mysterious 8%
inspiring 5%
lighthearted 3%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 42%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 35% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 92% | Yes: 4% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.42

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