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The Chocolate War is a young adult novel by American author Robert Cormier. First published in 1974, it was adapted into a film in 1988.

The Chocolate War is a young adult novel by American author Robert Cormier. Set at a fictional Catholic high school, the story depicts a secret student organization's manipulation of the student body, which descends into cruel and ugly mob mentality against a lone, non-conforming student.

Novels by robert cormier. After the First Death. Beyond the Chocolate War. The Bumblebee Flies Anyway. The Chocolate War. Eight Plus One. Fade. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the Publisher, except where permitted by law. For information address Alfred A. Knopf, In. 1540 Broadway, New York, New York 10036.

Robet Cormier The Chocolate War This one's for my son, Peter. Chapter One They murdered hi. s he turned to take the ball, a dam burst against the side of his head and a hand grenade shattered his stomach. Engulfed by nausea, he pitched toward the grass. He shivered with dread, realizing how awesome Archie's power really was. Which is why you had to stay on the good side of the bastard. Thank God Archie didn't go in for pot or that stuff - Obie would have had to become a pusher, for crying out loud, to supply him. For information address Pantheon Books, New York, New York. The trademark Laurel-Leaf Library® is registered in the . Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark Dell® is registered in the .

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. This novel unique in its uncompromising portrait of human cruelty and conformity. The novel is cleverly written with a good sense of the realistic and a good ear for dialouge, qualities which will attract any reader.

The Chocolate War book. Robert Cormier has certainly done an excellent job at making this book extremely disturbing and dark as he cleverly builds up tension around Jerry Renault’s defiance against selling the chocolates at the chocolate sale. The true highlights of this book were the characters themselves as they are realistic in personalities that you would normally see at any high school.

The Chocolate War. This one's for my son, Peter.

Terse and terrifying, this final book from Cormier will leave a lasting impression.

You are the universe in ecstatic motion. America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories. Terse and terrifying, this final book from Cormier will leave a lasting impression. Jason, almost 13, is a shy, ineffectual child, who takes being bullied as a matter of course-but if he sees someone else being pushed around, he may strike back.

Former library book in very good condition. Please see accompanying photos.
Mananara
I recommend this highly for serious readers of young adult age, and the adults who care to discuss it with them. I definitely think the first book in the sequel should also be read. It seems a bit darker and disturbing, and even if you haven't read it it you will still get right into this great sequel.
September
to teen boys for many years--it has some rough edges, which is why they probably get into this sequel so much. It is important to read "The Chocolate War" by the same author first though.
Gadar
Is a great, timeless story about bullying by a secret group in a boy's private school and the disastrous results!
Mavegelv
Bad book good condition
Wymefw
Grew up in the same town as Robert Cormier, I read this book in high school and then decided to add a bunch of the classic books to my collection. I later had the privilege of taking care of his wife. Nicest family ever.
Cenneel
Here again is the dark world of Jerry Renault, 'The Goober', Archie Costello, Obie, Carter, the loner Janza, Brother Leon and even Tubs Casper. Cormier once again describes so well how frightening and cruel a school-yard can be. Once again Archie Costello and the Vigils hang like sinister spiders waiting for their prey.

Cormier, however, has been careful not to fall into the trap of simply repeating his earlier, highly successful book The Chocolate War (Readers Circle). This second novel certainly goes 'beyond' that first story. There is, for example, the new character of Ray Bannister, a 'transfer' student from another town, rejected by the others boys but hiding remarkable talents. Also we see how earlier events have changed people like Jerry Renault. David Caroni is a very interesting transformed character. He is the once 'A' grade student who was forced by Brother Leon to be a 'snitch'. Most importantly this second book centers around Obie. He was once Archie's right hand man, but now is in love and seems to be drifting away from the Vigils. Will Obie finally redeem himself, or are the temptations of evil too strong?

<The Chocolate War> asked can a bad system be defeated? This book asks what motivates us to do wrong, and what are the consequences of wrong doing? These are surprisingly heavy questions for teenage novels and Cormier's analysis is brutally honest. These questions are, however, not out of the scope of the intended audience.
Erennge
I was a huge fan of The Chocolate war when I read it so many years ago, and a friend passed this to me when I was looking for something to read over the weekend. It was a great weekend read, because it isn't to long and it has a good paced plot.

It is the end of the year and The Vigils (almost a frat like group of preepy boys) are at it again. Archie, their leader, is quick to think of cruel and unusual punishments for his 'victims' to deal with. some of them work, and some of them don't, but it is the fighting back against him, and the headmaster of the school, which brings conflicts to anyone who tries to step out of line.

The plot will bounce between a depressed, suicidal student desperate for revenge, the Vigils and their mis-doings, and Obie (a Vigil memeber with a new heart), and of course, Jerry Renault, who was badly abused earlier in the year, is back for more beatings.

The book is dark and honestly written, which I always admire in young adult fiction, it really lets you put yourself in the shoes of those involved and wonder what you would do. Great subject matter for a guided reading group in Jr high or high school (although probably not appropriate for in class reading aloud) that is looking for important issues to discuss. Though written years ago this book has not lost it's luster and gut wrenching style.

I recommend this highly for serious readers of young adult age, and the adults who care to discuss it with them. I definitely think the first book should also be read, but it seems a bit darker and disturbing, and even if you haven't read it it you will still get right into this great sequel.
Here again is the dark world of Jerry Renault, 'The Goober', Archie Costello, Obie, Carter, the loner Janza, Brother Leon and even Tubs Casper. Cormier once again describes so well how frightening and cruel a school-yard can be. Once again Archie Costello and the Vigils hang like sinister spiders waiting for their prey.

Cormier, however, has been careful not to fall into the trap of simply repeating his earlier, highly successful book The Chocolate War (Readers Circle). This second novel certainly goes 'beyond' that first story. There is, for example, the new character of Ray Bannister, a 'transfer' student from another town, rejected by the others boys but hiding remarkable talents. Also we see how earlier events have changed people like Jerry Renault. David Caroni is a very interesting transformed character. He is the once 'A' grade student who was forced by Brother Leon to be a 'snitch'. Most importantly this second book centers around Obie. He was once Archie's right hand man, but now is in love and seems to be drifting away from the Vigils. Will Obie finally redeem himself, or are the temptations of evil too strong?

<The Chocolate War> asked can a bad system be defeated? This book asks what motivates us to do wrong, and what are the consequences of wrong doing? These are surprisingly heavy questions for teenage novels and Cormier's analysis is brutally honest. These questions are, however, not out of the scope of the intended audience.
The Chocolate War ebook
Author:
Robert Cormier
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Publisher:
Dell Laurel-Leaf (2000)
Pages:
263 pages
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