Friday, November 25, 2011

Jammin' Realistic Fiction: The Chocolate War

Cormier, Robert. The chocolate war: a novel. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974. Print.

The Chocolate War
By Robert Cormier

An ALA Best Books for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Choice
A New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year
Margaret A Edwards Award

Annotation: A young man and his experiences in a new school. Where it seems that no one has any integrity.

It is a story about a boy thrown into an unfamiliar situation with people that you would think are decent, as he is now attending a parochial school, but in reality few of them, including the teachers have any integrity and or scruples at all. Despite all of these odds, the main character, a young man, finds himself making the difficult decision of choosing to do the right thing. Even tough it may just "disturb the universe."

Jellie Jams Review: This is one of those books that everyone always told me was a great book, and being on the Banned Books List also intrigued me. For me this book did not live up to its hype. I have to say that I was disappointed in the story. I thought that he characters could have used some more beefing up.


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