If you could go back and read A Separate Peace for the first time again, what would you wish your pre-ASP self had known?
Think of things that might have helped you enjoy the book better, be it context of the setting or facts about the author. Is there anything that would have helped you understand the book better?
I wish I had known French and Latin. I wish I had known the dynamics of a rowing team or a lacrosse team. I wish I had listened to more popular early 1940’s radio music. I wish I had read <i>Tess of d’Urburvilles</i>. I wish I had known how to explain to the rest of my ninth grade class how important and insightful the book really is. I wish I had known how to convince everyone else not to hate it as much as they did.