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December 22, 2011


This book is nowadays, and maybe always was, known as a Young Adult novel, so maybe the lack of depth you perceived is no surprise. That said, I found it riveting when I read it... 39 years ago, at age 16.

This is one that I read in high school and which I absolutely loved at the time; I've planned to re-read it this year, but I'm not sure how I will find it on this go-around. ::crosses bookish fingers::

I feel that the story was somewhat based from John Knowles life attending Yale and being in the military. At my age I feel I learned about friendship and knowledge of the real world.

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