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Does Jerry Renault dare to disturb the universe? You wouldn't think that his refusal to sell chocolates during his school's fundraiser would create such a stir, but it does; it's as if the whole school comes apart at the seams. To some, Jerry is a hero, but to others, he becomes a scapegoat--a target for their pent-up hatred. And Jerry? He's just trying to stand up for what he believes, but perhaps there is no way for him to escape becoming a pawn in this game of control; students are pitted against other students, fighting for honor--or are they fighting for their lives? In 1974, author Robert Cormier dared to disturb our universe when this book was first published. And now, with a new introduction by the celebrated author, The Chocolate War stands ready to shock a new group of teen readers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"The Chocolate War is masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful; complex ideas develop and unfold with clarity."-The New York Times Book Review
"The characterizations of all the boys are superb... This novel [is] unique in its uncompromising portrait of human cruelty and conformity."-School Library Journal, starred review
"The novel is cleverly written with a good sense of the realistic and a good ear for dialouge, qualities which will attract any reader."-Bestsellers
"Robert Cormier has written a brilliant novel."-Children's Book Revie Service
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier is a sad story about an all-boy Catholic high school that has a “secret” organization called the Vigils who actually rule the school while the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Karen Zemek
This is just as good now as it was when I read it as a young teenager. Robert Cormier is one of my favorite YA authors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maria M.
Excellent writing and pacing. Definitely a harsher look at reality - but couldn't ring truer. Hopefully the impact is reinforced indignation and passion against the injustices of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tristan
Love the novel, but it's not what I received. Sending it back was not a problem, but receiving the correct novel was not an option and the refund took a long time.Published 3 months ago by Trista Mayoral