The Question and Answer section for A Separate Peace is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Gene went to the beach, stayed out all night, rode his bike back to school (three hours), didn't eat breakfast and hadn't studied.
There was a search, a hopeless one, in the sand, and so we set off on the long ride back without any breakfast, and...
Gene was jealous of Finny, pure and simple. He didn't mean to hurt him the way he did, but he didn't trust Finny's friendship, and he wrongly attributed his own negative feelings and behaviors on his friend.
Gene returns to visit the Devon campus in the month of November.