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The Resource I Am the Cheese

I Am the Cheese

Label
I Am the Cheese
Title
I Am the Cheese
Statement of responsibility
Robert Cormier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before there was Lois Lowry's The Giver or M. T. Anderson's Feed, there was Robert Cormier's I Am the Cheese, a subversive classic that broke new ground for YA literature. A boy's search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock a secret past. But the past must not be remembered if the boy is to survive. As he searches for the truth that hovers at the edge of his mind, the boy--and readers--arrive at a shattering conclusion. "An absorbing, even brilliant job. The book is assembled in mosaic fashion: a tiny chip here, a chip there. . . . Everything is related to something else; everything builds and builds to a fearsome climax. . . . [Cormier] has the knack of making horror out of the ordinary, as the masters of suspense know how to do."--The New York Times Book Review "A horrifying tale of government corruption, espionage, and counter espionage told by an innocent young victim. . . . The buildup of suspense is terrific."--School Library Journal, starred review An ALA Notable Children's Book A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Horn Book Fanfare A Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year A Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award NomineeFrom the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
A young boy desperately tries to unlock his past yet knows he must hide those memories if he is to remain alive
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Phoenix Award, 1997.
  • YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
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077725
Cataloging source
HCO
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Cormier, Robert
Index
no index present
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750
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classic Literature
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
I Am the Cheese
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:16af8c6e-079d-4761-acc5-90f0a086e719
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307834287
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
I Am the Cheese
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:16af8c6e-079d-4761-acc5-90f0a086e719
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307834287
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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