An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge

My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.

"Sixteen is the key and crucial and natural age for a human being to be, and people of all other ages are ranged in an orderly manner ahead of and behind you as a harmonious setting for the sixteen-year-olds of this world. When you are sixteen, adults are slightly impressed and almost intimidated by you."

A Separate Peace by John Knowles