Peace Breaks Out

Peace Breaks Out

by John Knowles
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Peace Breaks Out by John Knowles

“The best John Knowles has given us since A Separate Peace, and if you remember that book you will not want to miss this one.”—John Barkham Reviews
Pete is a sensitive, handsome young war hero. Wexford is a defiant, scheming troublemaker. Their lives collide in the uneasy days of peace after World War II as senior year at the Devon School changes from a time of friendships into a stunning drama of tragic betrayal.
With the unforgettable power and simplicity that made A Separate Peace into a modern classic, this masterful companion volume by John Knowles takes us once again on a warmly nostalgic journey through the poignancy of adolescence—and gives us another landmark portrayal of the dark side of the human heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553275742
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)

About the Author

John Knowles, who died in 2001, was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, as well as a recipient of the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Insititute of Arts and Letters.

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Peace Breaks Out 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who's ever been a teenage boy understands this story of how certain people are able to get away with things that others never could. The way this book ended took me back to my high school days and how the popular crowd could get away with nearly anything, probably even murder. It is this type of person that is able to get ahead in life by dishonesty and led Shakespeare to say things like 'Take note, take note o world, to be direct and honest is not safe.' and 'To be honest as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.' By making this point clear, this book is sad but true.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the same skill he used in A Separate Peace, John Knowles has created another outstanding novel. It is comforting to return to the Devon school to find it unchanged. Once again, we deal with the feelings that lie deeper between people called ¿friends¿. Mr. Knowles shows us the scheming and impulsive sides of teenage boys. The time period is perfect timing for a sequel, and Devon remains the same in this unique story. Though the boys¿ personalities are nothing new to us, the incidents that take place make this book not only a wonderful companion, but a novel good enough to stand on its own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here is the rare instance when the sequel is better than the original. The characterization seems stronger this time. Even though coincidence has made this the unluckiest school in memory, the plot is solid with a believable conflict of ideologies at its center. A quick and satisfying read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
an incredible display of human action and why they occur...truly moving and just as good as A Separate Peace.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful companion to A Seperate Peace. John Knowels style and vocabulary are much more advanced then A Seperate Peace, but it is definiately worth the read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book is very truthful and written very well. I think John Knowles did a good job writing it and it deserves 5 stars;a good book for upperclass highschool students.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this book is very moving and truely powerful. it should be read worldwide by high school students