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For my A Separate Peace essay I will be summarizing the book In chapter 1 the narrator Gene returned to the Devon School in New Hampshire where he was a student with his friend Finny 15 years prior just as World War II began The narrative went back 15 years to Genes days with Finny On their first attempt to jump off a huge tree into the river Finny being the daredevil went first and Gene was the only one who followed Gene was normally a cautious type of person but around Finny he broke the rules more often In chapter 2 Finny was an exception at Devon he was a good student and athlete but also a charming likeable rule-breaker The substitute headmaster Mr Patch-Withers noticed that Finny had used the school tie as his belt which was a heavy offense Finny made some excuse at which Mr Patch-Withers was taken by surprise and did not punish Finny Finny and Gene came up with the idea for a Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session a group for exciting and dangerous things To be in the club you had to jump off the tree limb into the river Gene went onto the tree limb with Finny and lost his balance Finny stoped Gene from falling and Gene soon realized that his friend saved his life In chapter 3 some of Finny and Genes friends had begun to join their new club Finny made up a game called blitzball sort of a variation on rugby and football the game was a hit that summer Finny easily broke a school swimming record Finny refused to do it again and to have it count Finny proposed that they go to the beach which meant big trouble if they were caught Gene decided to go along That night Finny admited that he considered Gene his best friend which touched Gene deeply but somehow Gene couldnt say the same
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