"A Farewell to Arms" by Earnest Hemingway. I am reading this boom in my Honors English class right now. This is an Exciting book about a war veteran who was commander during world war one. The first chapter is about him describing his Italian house in Italy where he was born. He goes into great detail about his childhood. In the next chapter he speaks about the time he was on a world war one boat, he had his leg blown off by an explosion on the water. That’s where the story actually begins. After the explosion he is transported to a hospital. He meets a girl at the hospital. He immediately falls in love with her, he name was Catherine. They went on many secret dates. The dates were secret because she could not be seen with him. Catherine ended up becoming pregnant and that was around the time the commander had to return to the war. When he got back to the front he missed her every day. He used to write her letters every chance he could get. He went back to the hospital to visit her secretly. He took her on her very last date, he took her to a horse race. They placed bets on horses and their horse didn’t win and they thought it was set up. They later met with their friends at the horse arena and they had somehow found out about Catherine being pregnant. The commander was very scared. This was a very good book. I enjoyed it greatly. I would defiantly recommend it to another student.