Coverart for item
The Resource The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War

Label
The Chocolate War
Title
The Chocolate War
Statement of responsibility
Robert Cormier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 YearFrom the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
Jerry Renault is forced into a psychological showdown with Trinity School's gang leader, Archie Costello, for refusing to be bullied into selling chocolates for the annual fund raising
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
077721
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cormier, Robert
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classic Literature
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Chocolate War
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f6adb7e7-1533-4a2e-a11f-8fc9023faa8a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307834294
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Chocolate War
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f6adb7e7-1533-4a2e-a11f-8fc9023faa8a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307834294
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
Processing Feedback ...