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.
"Vicious and violent mob cruelty in a boys' prep school is not a new theme but Cormier makes it compellingly immediate...Mature young readers will respect the uncompromising ending ..."-- Kirkus
, starred review
"Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful."-- The New York Times Book Review