October 2022: Follow-Up to A Separate Peace
We hope that you enjoyed our discussion on A Separate Peace. If you'd like to go the extra mile and WRITE about the book we've just read together, feel free to use one of the following prompts:
Write an anecdote about a time when you acted out of jealousy or witnessed someone else do so. How can people avoid surrendering their integrity to the power of jealousy? How might self-confidence be a relevant factor?
Research more about the ways in which American teens were involved in WWII. Write a paragraph about how these people’s stories are similar or different from the characters in the novel. Or conduct external research of your choice and bring a fact you found interesting to our discussion.
After reading, choose one quote that describes Gene and Finny’s tree and use it to create an original illustration. How do you think Knowles wants his reader to visualize the tree?
Have any thoughts about any of the prompts above? Want to tell us what you learned? Have any comments to share about the book club? Drop it below!