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Who is Gene Forrester? Why has he come back to Devon? What does he visit upon his arrival? Why? What does Gene recall about his childhood? What is the most important moment in Gene's life as later described in a later chapter? Why is this important? How does it change Gene's life?

Discuss the relationship between Gene and Finny. Are they friends? Is their competition in their relationship? How does Finny feel about Gene? How does Gene feel about Finny? Why does Gene think he is in competition with Finny? What does he do about it? What happens to Finny? Does Gene tell him the truth? Explain.

How does Finny break his leg? What does this mean for his future? How does Finny react emotionally to this change in his life? Why does Finny decide the war is a fake? Why does he train Gene to be...

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