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The Chocolate War - 30th Edition by Robert Cormier (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders and John Knowles's A Separate Peace.
  • 272 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Social Themes
  • Series Name: Chocolate War

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About the Book



In 1974, after suffering rejections from seven major publishers, this uncompromising portrait of conformity and corruption made its debut and it quickly became a bestselling--and provocative--classic for young adults.



Book Synopsis



One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders and John Knowles's A Separate Peace.

After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling--and provocative--classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions.

"Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful."--The New York Times Book Review

"The characterizations of all the boys are superb."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year



Review Quotes




"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



About the Author



Robert Cormier (1925-2000) changed the face of young adult literature over the course of his illustrious career. His many books include The Chocolate War, I Am the Cheese, Fade, Tenderness, After the First Death, Heroes, Frenchtown Summer, and The Rag and Bone Shop. In 1991 he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution to writing for teens.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .48 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12-17 Years
Number of Pages: 272
Series Title: Chocolate War
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Ember
Theme: Peer Pressure
Format: Paperback
Author: Robert Cormier
Language: English
Street Date: September 14, 2004
TCIN: 12083293
UPC: 9780375829871
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-2294
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.7 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.48 pounds
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