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Gene Forrester

Gene Forrester is a sixteen-year-old boy about to enter his senior year of school at Devon Preparatory School in New England. Gene is young and frightened by the talk of war that is beginning to find its way into the school. Overshadowed by his best friend, Finny, Gene finds he is afraid of not achieving his goals. Gene becomes confused and upset one day and causes a fall that leaves Finny with a badly broken leg. This broken leg leaves Finny unable to participate in sports.

Gene lives with what he has done poorly. Gene is worried that someone will learn the truth and expose him for the horrible person he really is. When this finally happens, Gene seeks forgiveness and gets it. Nothing seems to change for Gene after this truth is exposed; however, Gene loses Finny's friendship through his death. This causes Gene to grow...

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