I think it would have to be A Separate Piece by John Knowles.
I loved it so much that I bought it.
Have you read Hatchet? What is A Separate Piece about?
I actually have not.
A Separate Piece is about two boys, who I forgot the names of, that go to this academy for boys during the war. One of the boys, the charismatic one, ends up dying, and it brings out a lot of stuff in the other one that says not only a lot about HIM, but about humanity itself.
Oh, yeaaaaaah. I have read A Separate Piece, it is a good book; I liked it. Both of them, don't they get drafted and only one survives?
I don't think either get drafted.
I know the one who went crazy did.
The one who was all nature-obsessed?
(Leper, as SparkNotes just reminded me)
But *looks up names of characters* Gene never got drafted.
Finny fell from that tree and hurt his leg, so he couldn't go off to war anyhow.
Which he totally resented but acted like he didn't.
Ah ok, well in all honesty my favorite character in that book was Leper.
Mine was Finny, I think.
I kinda teared up when he died. :P
I didn't see that comming. I thought Gene was going to die, but I was shocked. It reminds me of Lord of the flies.
Which I also read, for the same class.
Poor Piggy. </3
I know, and I was glad at the ending! (Of Lord of the Flies)
I was actually assingned to read The Lightning Thief in seventh grade. GO ME!
That was a really good book actually.